|Address:||1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA|
|Working:||Closed 10AM–5PM 10AM–5PM 10AM–5PM 10AM–5PM 10AM–5PM 12–5PM|
We went on saturday and my 2 year old loved all the interactive stuff she could get her hands on. Very informative and educational. While we were there my daughter dropped her blanket, didnt realize till we got to the car. But I called on Tuesday and the sweetest lady said she saw it outside of nauticus on the bridge. She was nice enough to get it for me and wait till I got there to hand it to me. I think her name is Laney but shes a volunteer petite older woman and she is amazing. Im so glad you have this women who went above and beyond her job to help me. Thank you so much, you made my daughters day by finding her favorite blanket. I will definitely be back to visit because of her.
We stayed overnight on the Battleship Wisconsin, the 3 of.us, & had a great time. The team is so friendly & give really interesting tours both in the evening & the following morning. We made a seabot & had a competition, saw "The Last Battleship", which is very interesting, so we bought our own copy from the Nauticus bookstore. We enjoyed breakfast with the team in the morning, & they supplied us with cold bottles of water several times. The Nauticus itself is a great museum which we had time to tour last year.
For Escape Room: I did one of their 2 escape rooms and was satisfied and will recommend. BUT, please read this if you think about going: The instructions that the worker gave us made all the participants scared to touch the photos. Please, ignore what they say. The photos may or may not be used as part of the game. The only thing you shouldnt do is take the pictures out of the frames, but besides that, there is nothing wrong with touching or moving them.
Nauticus is one of the best museums Ive been to in years. The rich, and deep, maritime history in Norfolk is beautifully represented here. With focus on Maritime in general, as well as the US Navy. The exhibits were awesome and well laid out. It was very easy walking though and feeling like I was seeing everything. Only complaint is I saw a cafe, which was closed. No indication of hours, or if it was being renovated, or anything.
We went on a field trip here with a large group of people. The service was poor and we were not actually allowed to tour the museum or even sit in the museum. The girls had no choice but to stay up late to watch a movie after an exhausting day because of the decision making of Tami (the boss of Nauticus). Our girls were not allowed in the museum and had to wait outside for up to three hours for their parents to pick them up.
So much fun!! Our children are 7 and 2 and they had the best time! So much for them to touch and do. I was very impressed that as a parent i enjoyed it and also my kids loved it. Best of both worlds. We had such an enjoyable time we got a memebership. It was also amazing how much of the USS Wisconsin we had access to. Could easily spend hours between the museum and ship.
You can easy spend a whole afternoon here WITHOUT going to the big ship next door for the free topside tour. Lots of great displays, including the Pilothouse of the USS PREBLE, the alignment systems for the 16" guns, and a fun you-build-it river channel that my nephews and grandson loved. For the season they even have a Christmas Towne...
It is a great, historical experience where visitors can see and touch parts of this great battleship. Imagine what it was like to do battle and be out to sea for what seemed like endless periods of time. Plan to get there early if you want to see it all. It is attached to a museum so there is even MORE to see. A worthwhile adventure.
One rainy day on a vacation to Williamsburg we were told about Nauticus.....what a treasure. Our young children were thrilled with all there was to see and do. The older adults were entertained and enjoyed it as well. Next visit we will plan for a return trip.
Its a large museum with lots of interesting stuff if you are at all interested in naval ships and operation. The ship was probably the most interesting thing to me but it was so hot outside that you didnt want to take the time to look at everything.
This is a really neat museum with some indoor/outdoor elements. You can stand in a ships belly and also stand on a ship (USS Wisconsin). The marine science exhibitions are informative and there is a lot you can actually pick up and touch.
Great museum, go for the vip ticket its really worth it! We spent hours in the museum and on the boat. The visit was great and the staff extremely knowledgeable! Highly recommended of you visit Norfolk
Unbelievable museum with really amazing content. US naval history section is legit and has really cool models. And of course, the Wisconsin is the best. The self guided tour of the ship was great.
It hit home when the guide mentioned this ship not only as a museum but a memorial for all the men buried at sea during World War II. Excellent tour, well worth the money! Would definitely go again.
It was fun for kids, informative for adults, there is a variety of things to do and see related to ocean and navy. The self guided tour was worth the money if you want to be on a battleship.
Great place to take the family. Any place that can keep a 5 and 2 year old entertained is 5 stars! Restaurant was also really good! Highly recommend this place and the USS Wisconsin
If youre not interested in military history or you dont have a proud heart for American war victories then youll probably be bored with this museum and Battleship Wisconsin.
Over priced for what they have there was not enough living sea life and parking is a pain you will have to pay to park in parking garage and it is across busy streets.
Great free navy museum. We had a "tour guide" who gave us a personal tour as there werent many in the museum at the time. Very friendly and very informative.
Very great historic place to visit. Loved the displays the games the way they explained the history of the navel fleet to the children was priceless
For the price you basically get 2 for 1. The nauticus has so much info and history and the Wisconsin is obviously just amazing in itself. A must go!
Great museum. Another gem that allows a good mix of interactive and informative displays. It has a lot of unique items my kids enjoyed it.
I really enjoyed that museum. It has a lot of artifacts and some really great movies to watch, it can easily fill a half day of fun with kids
Me and my kids loved the interactive activities and especially the battleship even better all the staff were friendly and were very patient
Fascinating and large maritime museum that delves into history, engineering, science, biology, and more. Great pairing with USS Wisconsin.
Museum was wonderful! Used our ASTC membership for entry. Friends did ship tour & loved it. Theres so much to see & read at the museum!
No trip to Norfolk is complete unless you visit Nauticus! The museum was great but our tour of the Wisconsin was the icing on the cake!