Far from a staid maritime museum, Nauticus combines naval history and hands-on exhibits with sailing outings and courses. View satellite images of hurricanes, experience gale force winds, go on a scavenger hunt through the galleries (download the scavenger sheet ahead of time), watch films about the ocean and aircraft carriers, as well as explore the USS Wisconsin, a WW II battleship moored alongside the museum.
Nauticus also offers kayak outings, scenic sails and sailing courses. At select times, you can sleep overnight on the battleship.
Tip: Consider a combination ticket that includes museum admission, 3D movies and a guided tour of the battleship’s interior.