Special Programs & Events


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.


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Saturday, February 14, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday February 15, Noon – 5 p.m.

2-for-One Admission. In celebration of Valentine's Day, enjoy two Nauticus admissions for the price of one! No other discounts apply.

Saturday, February 14 & 28, 2 p.m.

Rhythms of Afrika. In celebration of Black History Month, join us for a lively visit with Griot Felix Simmons, who will present Rhythms of Afrika, a musical journey of Africa through stories and music.

Monday, February 16, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Presidents Day. Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin will be open on Presidents Day.

Saturday, February 21, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

NPS Science Fair. Science fair projects from Norfolk Public School students in the 3rd through 6th grades will be on display throughout Nauticus. This annual event allows Norfolk students to showcase their science exploratory talents! An awards presentation will take place at the end of the day.

Wednesday, February 25, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Homeschool Day. Nauticus invites local homeschoolers to take part in a special day of hands-on science programs, demonstrations and films. Education programs, including "Life at Sea" with the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, will be offered throughout the day. Homeschool Day is $12 per adult and $10 per child (ages 4 - 17). Children 3 and under are free. Reservations preferred. Please call (757) 664 - 1034.


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.