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1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510-1737
+1 757-664-1000
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Great evening by Chesapeake Bay!

Nautilus has a free museum on the 2nd floor and a great gift shop too! We were passing through... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
Family fun

So many exhibits for children- including boat races, mini exhibits about mollusks and sharks, an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Explore the Nautical, Naval And Natural wonders of our world. Open Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“naval history” (65 reviews)
“shark tank” (8 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510-1737
+1 757-664-1000
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nautilus has a free museum on the 2nd floor and a great gift shop too! We were passing through Norfolk and wanted to check out the USS Wisconsin! Didn't expect to be able to explore a fun, interactive, FREE museum!!!!!! Such a huge bonus!!! Lots...More

Thank Kym_Keil
Reviewed 1 week ago

So many exhibits for children- including boat races, mini exhibits about mollusks and sharks, an acquarium that includes "dory" and "nemo" and a gift shop with reasonably priced gifts. Stollers can be used!

Thank Mizner
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time doing the self-guided tour of the USS Wisconsin. Only cost $15.95 for a basic ticket, which I recommend. If you want the guided tour, that'll run you $35.95. Basic also gets kids in (ages 4-12) for $11.50. Seniors age 55 and...More

Thank Warren F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a pretty cool nautical themed museum. It's part aquarium, part history museum, part science museum, part children's museum, part Navy museum, part seaport museum, etc. Basic admission price also lets you tour the OUTSIDE of the USS Wisconsin battleship. Well worth the $15....More

Thank PlymouthSatellite
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended a work function(my husbands job) I wasn't quite sure what to make of it but enjoyed myself. A very interesting place.

Thank blackpanthershay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time. Very nice and clean museum. Staff super nice and friendly. Kids had a great time and we did too. Highly recommend. 👍👍👍

Thank 3245clintp
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a pretty decent museum. It is expansive and full of great things to engage in. It is a little pricey.

Thank thatFilmBuff
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are better zoos and aquariums, but this is a well rounded museum if your in the area. They have very nice touch tanks. Dont make it a special trip, but if your looking for something to do on rainy day, this is a great...More

Thank JCW3-V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was amazing. So many interesting things and very interactive. It appeals to so many people and different interests.

Thank Stashmom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to know about the history of us navy,three floor great staff, good cafe, and gift shop.thank you

Thank baderoo2003
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Amy L
10 April 2017|
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Response from NauticusMarketing | Property representative |
Hourly garage parking is available at Plume Street, Main Street or at several nearby City of Norfolk parking garages. Visit the City of Norfolk's Parking Department for more information. If you have any more questions... More
16 June 2016|
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Response from Gail B | Reviewed this property |
We did the $16 ticket, which had the self-tour of Wisconsin..we were so impressed that we put a couple of fives into the donation barrel halfway through. Nauticus is amazing, and the battleship had some docents who took time... More
Beth L
16 February 2015|
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Response from Misifusmiau M | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. They have microwave too.