Nauticus Information

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.


General Information

  • One Waterside Drive
    Norfolk, VA 23510
    Phone: (757) 664-1000
    Email: Contact Form
    Fax: (757) 623-1287

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:

WHITE TICKET - Adults: $15.95, Children: $11.50 (Ages 4-12)

  • Nauticus Admission
  • Self-Guided Battleship Wisconsin Tour
  • 3D Movies

BEST VALUE! BLUE TICKET Adults: $22.95, Children: $18.50 (Ages 4-12)

  • Nauticus Admission
  • Self-Guided Battleship Wisconsin Tour
  • 3D Movies

GOLD TICKET - Adults: $35.95; Children: $31.50 (Ages 4-12)

  • Nauticus Admission
  • Guided Interior Tour of the Battleship Wisconsin
  • Self-Guided Battleship Wisconsin Tour
  • 3D Movies

Children (ages 3 & under) ......................................... Free (Except where age restriction applies. Children must be 8 years old for interior tours of the Battleship Wisconsin.)
Members ................................................................. Free
AAA, Senior, Retired Military and Veterans ...................$14.95 (White Ticket Only)
Military active duty.....................................................Gold - $32.95, Blue - $22.95, White - $12.95


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 an indoor dining area with vending machines. Enjoy a variety of sandwiches, salads, snacks, beverages, and more.


  • 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
  • Handicapped-reserved spaces in the Nauticus Theater and in Design Chamber: Battleship X.
  • 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.)
  • The Living Sea is available with Open Captioning upon request for any regularly scheduled show time. Please inquire at the admissions desk upon arrival.
  • 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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