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Beat the Heat – Free Ice Cream for Kids at Nauticus

Updated: Dec 5, 2020

Nauticus’ Big Wisky Porch serving up free ice cream in August.

Courtesy of Nauticus.

a cup of ice cream sitting on the battleship with the big guns in the background

Norfolk, Va.— Here’s the scoop – Nauticus has a delicious plan for families to beat the heat this summer. Each Wednesday in August, the Big Wisky Porch restaurant will serve up a free scoop of hand-dipped ice cream to every child that visits Nauticus.

“Our goal is to create a true Americana experience this summer,” said Nauticus executive director, Stephen E. Kirkland. “Touring the nation’s last battleship and then cooling off with a scoop of ice cream on our outdoor front porch just seemed perfect.”

Nauticus’ new outdoor restaurant, the Big Wisky Porch, overlooks the Elizabeth River and has become a popular downtown spot for lunch, drinks, or dinner. The restaurant proudly serves a variety of flavors of Hershey’s ice cream.

One scoop of ice cream per child (ages 15 and younger) will be served with proof of admission each Wednesday in August (August 12th, 19th and 26th). Ice cream offer is valid from 10AM – 4PM. Nauticus operating hours are 10AM to 5PM Wednesday through Saturday, and Noon to 5PM on Sundays.

Admission to Nauticus Battleship Experience starts at a discounted rate of $9 per child, $11 per adult. NEW small group add-on adventures including a Sail Away Boat Excursion, Behind the Scenes Aquarium Tour and more start at $10 per person.    For more information, visit


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