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Posted on: September 6, 2023

Nauticus to Debut Free Climate Change Exhibition

Real People, Real Climate, Real Changes to be on display through October 29

Norfolk, Va.– Nauticus invites the community to take a journey through climate change with the traveling exhibition Real People, Real Climate, Real Changes. Free and open to the public this engaging exhibition is currently on display in Nauticus' lobby and will run through October 29th. 

The exhibition, developed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research’s Center for Science Education, will demonstrate, with scientific evidence and stories from various impacted communities, how the climate is changing and impacting real people — from Midwest farmers to coastal residents. The exhibition also offers solutions that others have implemented and invites visitors to get ideas on how to take action to help address climate change.

“We are excited to bring this important exhibition to Nauticus where we can shine a light on science and share ideas of how we all can take action to help address our changing climate.” said Nathan Sandel, Director of Education at Nauticus.

This family friendly, interactive exhibition features nine panels and two interactive tables and will be enhanced during its run by additional programs and events held by Nauticus educators. After experiencing the exhibition, Nauticus invites visitors to continue their learning journey by exploring their new permanent exhibition gallery, Norfolk In Time which showcases Norfolk’s unique resiliency in the face of continual challenge and change. Admission is required to visit Norfolk in Time.

Plan Your Visit
Nauticus will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday – Saturdays and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Paid admission includes access to the Nauticus museum, special programming, and the Battleship Wisconsin. As always, Nauticus members are free. Tickets and additional details are available online here.

About Real People, Real Climate, Real Changes
Real People, Real Climate, Real Changes was developed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the UCAR Center for Science Education to help share the science of climate change and how it impacts people’s lives. To learn more, please visit

About Nauticus
 The Nauticus Foundation is the nonprofit, 501©3 that supports the mission and activities of Nauticus. Nauticus’ mission is to benefit the community through education, impactful experiences, and sharing access to maritime resources. 

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