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Museum Update: 24 April 2024


Get ready for ships, aircraft, sailors, soldiers, marines, coasties, first resonders, bands, food, competitions, and more!

LA Fleet Week 2024.

LA FLEET WEEK 2024 kicks off May 22nd with Leadership Summit events and neighborhood activations – visits by members of our armed forces to a city near you. (Keep an eye on the website calendar for dates and times of an area near you – coming soon.)

The EXPO footprint proper will be open Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27 from 10 AM to 6 PM, and will feature:

  • Military equipment exhibits
  • Food trucks
  • Family fun
  • Vendors
  • Bands
  • Aircraft static displays and flyovers
  • Battleship IOWA tours
  • A Memorial Day service on Monday

And of course, there will be ship tours! Stay tuned for the announcement of which Navy ships will join us.

NOTE: Ship tour lines will open early this year – at 9 AM – so that ship tours can begin at 10 AM.

Please check out the FAQ page on the LA Fleet Week website for advice on what to wear, what to bring and what not to bring, how to get aboard the navy ships, and more.

We’ll see you here over Memorial Day weekend!


STEM Adventure Camp

If LA Fleet Week is almost here, that means summer is right around the corner. What are your kids doing? We have a suggestion:

Battleship IOWA’s STEM Adventure Day Camp!


Thanks to funding from the Crail-Johnson Foundation, scholarships are available for students from median and low-income families to attend for free!

Click below to apply for a scholarship or to sign your child up for camp!

Family Overnights

Looking for an extraordinary adventure to share with your family? Spend the night on our ship!

Our Family Overnights offer an immersive and educational experience suitable for all ages. Whether you have a passion for history, a love for maritime exploration, or simply want to bond with your family in a remarkable setting, this event is tailored just for you!

The next available date is August 10th. Spaces are limited! For details and to reserve your spot, call us at 877-446-9261 ext 706 or email us at

We can’t wait to welcome you and your family aboard the Battleship IOWA Museum for an unforgettable adventure!


NOTE: If you prefer not to donate electronically, please mail your check to:
Attention: Development Department, 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA 90731

Thank you to our 2023 donors for their generosity and support. Want to know how your donations are making a difference? Check out our ANNUAL REPORT here.

Want to see your name on the 2024 donor list? There’s still time to make a tax-deductible contribution to our organization.

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Fun Fact: Did you know… on average every one of our plank owners has contributed $150 to the National Museum of the Surface Navy?

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