|The USS Nautilus parked in the Thames in Groton
|Getting ready to explore inside the ship
|The officer's mess
|Listening to information about the control room
In addition to touring the submarine itself, the museum is a repository of US Naval Submarine History from Bushnell's first attempt at sinking a British War ship with his "Turtle" during the Revolutionary War through the modern submarine advancements. My son was excited to see the replica of the Turtle another famous submarine he learned about from books.
|Jonah stands by a replica of Bushnell's Turtle
The museum also had several interactive areas for the kids to press buttons and feel like they were on a real submarine. There is even a working periscope that allows visitors to see the parking lot outside.
|Fighting over the controls
|Checking out the periscope
|The larger circle shows the circumference of a modern Ohio Class submarine