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. , 1p.m. & 3p.m.

Requires purchase of a Gold Ticket.
Explore previously sealed off areas of the Battleship during this fascinating guided tour. Includes the  Captain's cabin,Admiral's cabin, CEC, Admiral's Bridge, navigational Bridge and Quartermaster's space. This 90 minute 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


The Last Reef: Cities Beneath the Sea. Daily at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Fly across iridescent tropical reefs, brush through a cloud of a million jellyfish, and visit an alien world where the closer you look, the more you see.

The Ultimate Wave Tahiti. Daily at 12:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Featuring nine-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater, The Ultimate Wave explores wave science, along with a quest to find the perfect wave-riding experience.