Nauticus is a maritime-themed science center and museum located in Norfolk, Virginia.
Nauticus opened in June 1994, located on the former site of Norfolk's banana pier.
The museum features hands-on exhibits, interactive theaters, aquaria, digital high-definition films, and an extensive variety of educational programs.
It is also the home of the USS Wisconsin, which was maintained there as part of the United States Navy's reserve fleet. The Navy has now transferred ownershipof the battleship to the city of Norfolk, VA.
Nauticus has a high-definition large screen theater and shows several nautically-related films on a rotating basis.
The second floor of Nauticus houses the Hampton Roads Naval Museum. On the third floor of Nauticus, guests can enjoy a variety of science and maritime exhibits, including: aquaria, a horseshoe crab touch tank, shark lab, Science On A Sphere, NOAA exhibits, interactive theaters, and a weather station