Message in a Bottle at Nauticus, courtesy of Virginian Pilot. Photo by Stephen M. Katz.

Virginia MOCA is excited to partner with Nauticus to offer exciting opportunities to our members the month of March.

All month long, Virginia MOCA members receive FREE admission to Nauticus’ current exhibition, Message in a Bottle. The exhibition displays over 50 notes and bottles depicting the personal voices of everyday Americans found while cleaning up the country’s rivers and showcases 2013 CNN Hero of the Year Chad Pregracke and his non-profit, Living Lands & Waters.

This collaboration highlights the importance of the region’s coastal waterways, an overarching theme in our upcoming solo exhibition Maya Lin: A Study of Water, Opening on April 21. Learn more about protecting and preserving the nation’s rivers and watersheds, including the Elizabeth River, at Nauticus.


Virginia MOCA Members will also receive the following additional benefits during March:

• Free general admission to all Nauticus exhibits, including the Battleship Wisconsin, for up to 4 guests
• 10% off Nauticus Membership
• 10% off Sail Nauticus Membership
• $15 off Sail Nauticus’ First Sail Program

Please contact Frances Loyer, Annual Giving Officer, for information on reserving tickets and benefits.


Nauticus is a maritime discovery center located along the waterfront in downtown, Norfolk, VA, offering a unique form of experiential learning for all ages. Through interactive exhibits and STEM to STERN programming, Nauticus uses the museum, Battleship Wisconsin, sailing center, and Schooner Virginia to tell the story of the maritime environment, industry, and the military.