Daily Schedule


PLEASE NOTE: Nauticus admission now includes access to the Battleship Wisconsin Wardroom and Officer's Country as well as the new exhibit For All Those in Uniform Who Have Served.
Admission fees help preserve and maintain the battleship for future generations.



Because events are subject to change, please call ahead to confirm. For additional information, call (757) 664-1000. Events are included in Nauticus admission unless otherwise noted.

Nauticus Hours:

Memorial Day - Labor Day: Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rest of the year: Closed Mondays, Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday, Noon - 5 p.m.


Shark Experience & Horseshoe Crab Cove
Meet our resident sharks - Brownbanded Bamboo Sharks, Whitespotted Bamboo Sharks, Coral Catsharks, Epaulette Sharks, and more. Open all day.

Shark Touch
11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.

Battleship Wisconsin Topside Tours. Ages 8 and up.
11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Requires purchase of a Gold Ticket. Explore previously sealed off areas of the Battleship during this fascinating guided tour. Includes the Administration area, radio room, main deck enlisted berthing, captain's cabin and sleeping quarters, flag bridge and combat engagement center. This tour involves climbing up to 4 decks and entering small spaces. Participants must be physically fit and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Main Street U.S.N., Ages 8 and up.
12:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Requires purchase of a Gold Ticket. Visitors will be able to explore even more of the Wisconsin's interior with a brand new guided tour, "Main Street USN", which focuses on "Life at Sea" for a wartime sailor.  This 60 minute guide experience will include the ship's laundry, tailor shop, library, bakery, donut shop, enlisted berthing and galley. This tour involves climbing up to 4 decks and entering small spaces. Participants must be physically fit and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Signal Flags
1:30 p.m.

Shipwreck Investigations
12 p.m.

Students will participate in a mock investigation of the 4th Century B.C. Eratosthenes C shipwreck that was found in the Mediterranean Sea by the E/V Nautilus team during the 2012 Expedition season. Based on information given to them and the research they conduct on the artifacts and ship layout, they will determine what type of ship they have.

ROV Workshop
2 p.m.

Seabots Design Lab- Nauticus educators are on hand to help you assemble and test out your own Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV).

Great Guns of Fire
2:30 p.m. Weekends Only

What is the science behind an explosion? What are the forces associated with motion? Why would one form of energy be converted into light or heat? Awesome experiments investigate the science of energy, force, pressure, and combustion, as well as the technology of speed, armor and firepower associated with battleship design.

SOS Nauticus EarthWatch: A Daily Earth Briefing
12:30 & 2:30 p.m.

Nauticus EarthWatch allows guests to explore current Earth Science events around the globe while interacting with a Nauticus educator. Beginning with a local Norfolk weather forecast, guests will cruise around the world surveying tropical systems, earthquakes, tsunamis, and more! (program time = 20-30 minutes). 

Battleship Wisconsin  On  Board Programming 

Daily (As announced)

Check daily for exciting interactive programming options


Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag 3D - (40 minutes)
12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

John ("Otter") Stratton is a young American fighter pilot who flies the F-15 Eagle, arguably the most potent and successful fighter plane ever built. His grandfather was a decorated World War II flying ace, and he intended to follow in his footsteps. At Red Flag, the international training exercise for air forces of allied countries, many of the world's best pilots meet for the most challenging flying of their careers. Red Flag is the final training for pilots and their aircrews before being sent into actual combat. We follow our young pilot as he makes his way through this extraordinary event held in the desert of Nevada. He is amazed at how complex, challenging and dangerous the exercises are. He begins to notice team members who were not a part of his childhood vision of heroism, the support team crucial to a successful mission, and to a safe return home. In the aerial combat exercises, there are other pilots who aren't out just to prove themselves, they are helping him -- watching his back. And he is doing the same for them. He begins to realize that being a hero is not quite as simple as he once might have thought. 

Wild Ocean 3D
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
View the trailer (34 MB)

An action-packed giant screen documentary exploring the interplay between man and our endangered ocean eco-system.