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Nauticus, Norfolk

4.5
#2 of 7 in Museums in Norfolk
Tour a battleship, go underwater in a submersible, or pet a few crabs at Nauticus. This educational museum's interactive exhibits teach visitors about the sea and U.S. naval endeavors. Go aboard USS Wisconsin, one of the largest battleships ever constructed by the U.S. Navy. In the Secrets of the Deep exhibit, climb inside a submersible and control the robotic arm that is used to collect items from the sea bed. At Horseshoe Crab Cove, you can handle some of the occupants of Chesapeake Bay. Our Norfolk online itinerary planner makes visiting Nauticus and other Norfolk attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This is a great hands-on museum. Lots of interactive displays concerning the Hampton Roads area. Many of the displays are oriented towards children. The cafe has great food, and the gift shop covers a...  more »
  • really enjoyed seeing all the cool items from the Navy and things that were on the ships. Great experience before going on the actual battleship.  more »
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  • This was a very cool museum to learn about Naval history, whether you're interested in battles, lifestyles, or technology. Touring the Wisconsin was absolutely fantastic. I didn't pay for the full tour, but there were plenty of enthusiastic staff members aboard to answer any questions.
  • We were on a trip to Virginia and family members wanted to go to Norfolk, something I was only so, so about. But it turned out to be a terrific addition to our trip. Nauticus has a great lot to learn about the Navy and what a better place to learn than sitting in the Naval Yard. Touring the Battleship was fabulous.

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