AAA Editor Notes
Nauticus is at One Waterside Dr., downtown on the Elizabeth River. The Norfolk waterfront maritime science museum features hands-on exhibits that explore the naval, economic and natural power of the sea. Visitors can observe weather patterns on a 6-foot globe, touch horseshoe crabs, see live science demonstrations, construct an ROV (remotely operated vehicle), watch 3-D movies and learn about sharks.
The museum manages the day-to-day operations of The Battleship Wisconsin, berthed adjacent to Nauticus. Visitors can “walk the decks of history” and explore many areas of the vessel. A chronology of the battleship’s history is presented in Wisky Walk: 50 Years of Service.
Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.