Museums in Norfolk

Adventure outside of the Virginia Beach area to check out these amazing museums!

Chrysler Museum of Art

1 Memorial Place, Norfolk • 757-664-6200 • Website

Combining the love of art and people, the Chrysler Museum of Art offers a variety of exhibits, collections, programs and events that truly set them apart from any other art museum.

Features:

  • Temporary and permanent exhibitions
  • Online and print collections
  • Tours, classes and workshops
  • Lectures and talks

The Chrysler Museum of Art’s Glass Studio:

  • Offers classes and workshops for all skill levels (Glassblowing, Flameworking, Solid Working, Sandcasting, Glass Fusing, Coldworking and Kilncasting)
  • Third Thursday— Live music, cash bar and glass art
  • Vestibule— Changing Exhibition Space
  • Studio Rentals
  • Private Lessons

Nauticus

1 Waterside Drive, Norfolk • 757-664-1000 • Website

Nauticus is a science and technology center focusing on the economic, naval and nautical power of the sea. With one its most well known features being the Battleship Wisconsin.

Features:

  • Changing and permanent exhibits
  • Hands-on exhibits
  • National-caliber traveling exhibits
  • Digital High Definition and 3D films on a giant screen
  • Sharks
  • Hampton Roads Naval Museum
  • Interior Tours

Special programs and activities include:

  • Five exciting summer camps
  • Guided Command and Control Tour
  • Fantail Film Festival
  • Girl and Boy Scout events
  • Junior Scientists Club

Norfolk Southern Museum

3 Commercial Place, Norfolk • 800-667-3655 • Website

At the Norfolk Southern Museum, you can discover a variety of historical items and colorful heritage. The Norfolk Southern Museum is free and open to the public.

Features:

  • Close up view of 900-pound Railroad Coupler
  • Sit in a locomotive simulator
  • Historical exhibits
  • Artifacts
  • Civil War era track
  • Vintage hand tools
  • Diagrams to teach hand signals to railroad trainees