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Museum Update: 27 August 2021

Back To School Means FIELD TRIP Time

Celebrate Back to School with one of our field trip options. From our virtual STEM option that offers a small break in the day for teachers K- 8th grade with interactive STEM projects to in-person tours that provides students with an in depth tour through six decks! Book your field trip today with special Education discounted admission to the Battleship IOWA Museum!

Please email for more information or to reserve your trip today!

That’s not all! Our overnight program, Camp Battleship, is in full swing.

In just a few months we’ve had over 600 scouts stay overnight, but did you know that Camp Battleship is not only available for scout groups? We welcome all organized youth groups, including ones from schools.

Please email for more information and to book your overnight stay today!

There’s more! Want a way to make the events surrounding their graduation even more memorable for your favorite high school seniors? Hold their proms or senior breakfasts aboard Battleship IOWA! Send inquiries to

Announcing The Underserved Veteran Women Project

Los Angeles has the largest veteran population in the United States, many of whom are underserved or homeless. Women veterans, especially those over the age of fifty-five, are in need of personal and physical healthcare items that are often omitted from “essential” care packages.

Battleship IOWA Museum is excited to announce the launch of the Underserved Veteran Women Project in partnership with the Veteran Peer Access Network (VPAN) and Veterans West. This project is intended to alleviate the mentioned shortages by bringing the community together to give back to those who gave so much in service of others.

Just spending $5 to purchase essential items can go a long way in providing these women veterans the items and care they need. You can support the project by purchasing items from the Amazon Charity List.

When donating items to the project through the Amazon Charity List, please change the donation to read “Attention VPAN” but use the street address for Battleship IOWA:
250 S. Harbor Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90731. 

Physical local drop-off locations will be announced soon.

For more information reach out to the project coordinator, Kaleena Bettis, at, or (562) 588-2135.

A Special Night For Operation Enduring Freedom Vets

The necessity for the last-minute cancellation of the 2021 LA Fleet Week saddened us for many reasons. Extremely high on the list was that it meant we were not in the position to bring together our veterans and the extended military community of supporters to honor the service of the courageous men and women who wear the cloth of our country. Such a gathering would be particularly poignant during these difficult and challenging times, so we’re not giving up that aim.

On Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 – the eve of the twentieth anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, in partnership with LA Fleet Week Foundation, we’ll be hosting a CASINO NIGHT aboard Battleship IOWA. 

The event is FREE and open to all OEF veterans or Gold Star family members plus a guest. All attendees must be 21 or over.

Gates open at 6:30 PM. Last call is at 11:30 PM. In addition to casino games galore, the event will feature food and drink and live entertainment from DJ Ravidrums, comedians Jeff RossApril Macie, and Kate Quigley, and more!

Join us for some fun to honor and lift the spirits of Afghanistan vets and their loved ones. CLICK HERE to reserve your spot today! Questions? Email Laurie Baker.

Give Blood And Visit the IOWA For Free

On August 29th the IOWA will host the Red Cross’ Summer Full of Life Blood Drive. Donors will receive free admission to the ship. To sign up to give the gift of life go to

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