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Battleship USS Iowa Museum is Open!

Explore L.A.’s award-winning naval history museum in-person or online.

Escape the Mothball Fleet

Part escape room and part scavenger hunt!  A brand new experience in which you have 2-hours to save the ship from the Mothball Fleet.

Support Veterans | Get Coffee

Help us raise $25,000 for veterans by the end of the year and get free coffee!


Open for Tours

We are open for safe in-person tours.

National Battleship Registry

Learn about the battleship from your state.

Surface Navy Heroes

Diversity, Leadership, and Bravery.

Vicky the Dog

Find our mascot in a fun scavenger hunt online or onboard the ship.

HUP-2 Helicopter

Korean War-era Piasecki HUP Retriever on deck.

Artifact Gallery

Explore some of the items in our artifact gallery.

Battleship of Presidents

USS Iowa has hosted world leaders since 1943.

In-Person Experience

In-Person Exhibits

Online Tours & Museum

Online Exhibits


Surface Navy Museum

Planned to open in 2025 aboard Battleship USS Iowa. Become a Plank Owner today.

items for sale in the Battleship Iowa ships store

Ship's Store

Your purchase helps support museum programs.



Your donations are critical to the survival of the Battleship USS Iowa.

commissioning of the Battleship Iowa

Learn the History

USS Iowa’s history began in 1943 and continues through today.



Volunteer to be a member of today’s Battleship USS Iowa crew.


Battleship USS Iowa is a community platform leveraged for engaging and impactful programs.  We focus our activities into three primary pillars: education, veterans, and community.

Support your favorite pillar today by donating or by becoming a volunteer.

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