Special Programs & Events
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.
Our Mighty Seaport Exhibit Imports. Exports. So much happening in OUR port! Our Mighty Seaport introduces visitors to the fascinating world of maritime commerce. Discover what's coming into our port and what's being shipped from Virginia to far corners of the globe. Families can navigate a tugboat down a busy waterway and receive "real time" information on ships sailing past Nauticus. Our Mighty Seaport celebrates maritime commerce from the most unique spot in town – along a remarkable working waterfront.
For Those in Uniform Who Have Served Located in the entry of the Wisconsin Wardroom, this changing exhibit pays tribute to the armed forces, with the initial focus on Senator John W. Warner, who was instrumental in bringing the battleship Wisconsin to Norfolk. The exhibit includes memorabilia and photos from his Navy career.
Guns, Sweat and Gears: Anatomy of a Battleship Relive the past as you explore enormous gun devices, tools and personal mementos from Norfolk's own Battleship Wisconsin. This exhibit includes a 2,400 pound military analog computer, a 12-foot long optical range finder, WWII racks (bunks), galley equipment, shell sleds and cradles for moving the Wisconsin's 16 inch gun ammunition, a 48-star U.S. flag, and dozens of never-before-seen archival images.
An Enduring Legacy: The U.S. Navy and the 1907 Jamestown Exposition Developed by the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, this 26 minute film traces the importance of the Jamestown Exposition to the region and its influence on the development of the naval station at Sewells Point. The film is shown in the Jamestown Exposition exhibit area.
Forward for Freedom This six minute dramatic film shown inside Nauticus' new introductory theater brings the Battleship Wisconsin to life through stories and commentary from those who served aboard her.
Saturday, December 7th, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Donuts With Santa In the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center. Please join us for breakfast, crafts and dancing. Healthy breakfast options will be available. The cost is $10 per person and $5 for Nauticus members; ages 3 and under are free. Reservations required by November 30. Please call (757) 664-1005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 27 and 28
SEAson of the SuperHero Come meet Marvel Superheroes the Amazing Spider-man and Captain America! Spider-man's appearance time is 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Captain America will be on hand from 2 - 4 p.m. both days. Call (757) 664-1000 for more information.