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Stewards of the Sea Exhibit | 3rd Floor, Nauticus, Norfolk, Virginia

The Stewards of the Sea exhibit at the Nauticus museum opened on March 13, 2014. This 1,000-square-foot dynamic exhibit is a partnership with Nauticus and the Hampton Roads Naval Museum. Through the use of hands-on activities, games, videos and immersive scenarios, you can:

  • Scan the horizon through giant "Big Eye" binoculars to look for whales, dolphins, and other marine life
  • Pretend to be a Sailor looking for enemy submarines using sonar
  • Hear what marine mammal, man-made, and natural sounds are like underwater
  • See scientific research equipment used by the Navy to study the ocean environment
  • Learn about environmental careers in the Navy
Video by Petty Officer 1st Class Theodore Green
SotS: U.S. Navy Stewards of the Sea Exhibit
Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command
Sept. 29, 2020 | 7:06
200929-N-DP001-0050 NORFOLK (Sep 29, 2020) Deanna Rees of Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic, provides a guided tour of the U.S. Navy Stewards of the Sea (SotS) Exhibit located inside the Nauticus Museum in downtown Norfolk, Sep. 29, 2020. Part of the Navy’s “Stewards of the Sea: Defending Freedom, Protecting the Environment” outreach program, the exhibit displays the Navy's commitment to environmental protections and being a good steward of the sea. SotS is designed to showcase the Navy’s efforts to mitigate the potential environmental effects of activities without jeopardizing the safety of Sailors or impacting fleet readiness. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Theodore Green/Released)