PLEASE NOTE: Nauticus admission now includes access to selected interior areas of the Battleship Wisconsin (see White Ticket below) 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.

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.

Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin are closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Please call for other holiday hours.

Closing procedures for the Battleship Wisconsin begin 15 minutes before close and the ship will be closed in the event of inclement weather.

Nauticus Admission Prices:


Members: $20
Adults: $35.95
Children (Ages 4-12): $31.50
Children (Ages 3 & under): Free (Children must be 8 years old for interior tours of the Battleship Wisconsin.)
Military Adults (Active Duty with ID): $32.95



Members: FREE
Adults: $15.95
Children (Ages 4-12): $11.50
Children (Ages 3 and under): Free
Seniors (Age 55 and up) and AAA Adults: $14.95
Military Adults (Active Duty with ID): $12.95


  • Nauticus Admission
  • Self-Guided Battleship Wisconsin Tour (Includes: The superstructure on the exterior of the ship up to the 03 level or 3 decks high. This allows you to see into the Admirals Bridge, walk past the signal flag bags, up onto the forward and aft missile decks and down past an opening for viewing a 5 inch mount on the port side or past the bicycle racks and a plaque memorializing the only place the ship has been hit in combat on the starboard side, the entire main deck from stem to stern, which includes looking up into the gun house of Turret One. From the main deck you can access the interior of the ship on the starboard side, close to where you board the ship – into the Officers Wardroom. From there you can move into senior officers' staterooms and the Message Processing room. You can descend down the stairs into the second deck where you can see the Public Affairs office, the forward ship store, the Chapel and Chaplain’s office and the US Post Office, enlisted berthing areas and the Dental Office.
  • 3D Movies


Nauticus/Victory Rover Combo
Enjoy a day of maritime fun with admission to Nauticus and a two hour Naval Base cruise aboard the Victory Rover. Available March through December. For dates and more information, contact Victory Rover at (757) 627-7406 or visit Tickets may be purchased at the Victory Rover Ticket Window at Nauticus.

Directions To Nauticus:


  • Hourly garage parking is available at Plume Street, Main Street or at several nearby City of Norfolk parking garages.
  • Five on-site handicapped-reserved parking spaces
    (Handicapped parking is unavailable on cruise ship days.)
  • Downtown Norfolk interactive Map


  • We have indoor/outdoor dining areas with vending machines.


  • Wheelchair accessibility throughout the building and on board the main deck of the Battleship Wisconsin
  • Five on-site handicapped-reserved parking spaces
    (Handicapped parking is unavailable on cruise ship days.)
  • Wheelchairs for guests available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • 2 elevators with second and third floor access
  • Handicapped-reserved spaces in the Nauticus Theater.
  • Exhibit and movie scripts are available upon request. (check out at the admissions desk)
  • Assisted listening devices available upon request in Nauticus theater. (Please let the theater staff know prior to show starting that you will require the ALD.)
  • Sign Language interpreters can be provided with a minimum of two-weeks notice. Please call The Director of Visitor Operations a 757-664-1019 to place a request or the Group Sales Manager at 757-664-1021 for a group visit of 15 or more people.
  • TTY phone available for use at the Admissions desk
  • Closed-captioned exhibits throughout the building

Other Amenities:

  • Change machine
  • Baby changing stations in restrooms
  • Lockers
  • Public phones
  • Vending machines
  • Umbrella covered outdoor dining area

Nauticus Mission Statement:

  • NAUTICUS inspires and educates with engaging & interactive experiences that celebrate our connections with today's maritime world. Nauticus is a contemporary museum that uses the natural setting of Norfolk's harbor to showcase global maritime commerce and the world's largest Navy.

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