CALLING ALL BIKERS: ALL AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO SUPPORT BATTLESHIP, SCOUTS APR. 26
04/20/2015 - 04/27/2015
Motorcycle clubs and riders -- enjoy a fun ride throughout South Jersey, end at the Battleship New Jersey!
The Ride for Pride Motorcycle Run will take place Sunday, April 26. The ride will begin at Eckenhoff Motorcycles, Cherry Hill, NJ and travel through South Jersey, end on the pier of the Battleship, where all bikes will park. All participants will get a tour, a voucher to see a Camden Riversharks baseball game and can enjoy a Barbecue on the fantail. We'll even hold a raffle for one lucky person to fire the 5-inch gun!
This event will support the Battleship and Boy Scout Troop 54. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FIRST TWILIGHT TOUR OF THE YEAR TO LAUNCH ON THURSDAY, APRIL 23
04/20/2015 - 04/24/2015
Experience the more adult-side of the Battleship with the Curator-led Twilight Tour. Adults will see sailor art, hear interesting true stories -- such as the Playboy Bunny aboard the ship -- even enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine from the main deck!
The Twilight Tour will launch at 6pm on Thursday, April 23. Tickets are $34.95 per adult. You can purchase or reserve your ticket by calling 866-877-6262 ext. 107.
ASTRONOMY NIGHT ON THE BATTLESHIP, FRIDAY, APRIL 24 AT 7:30PM!
04/17/2015 - 04/25/2015
Want a glimpse of infinity? Look up! On April 24 at 7:30 p.m., the Battleship New Jersey will host an Astronomy Night as part of the 2015 Philadelphia Science Festival running from April 24 through May 2, 2015. The stargazing extravaganza will be held on Forecastle.
During Astronomy Night, hundreds of people will flock to universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges to enjoy views of the beautiful starry night sky. The event takes place at 25+ sites all across the Philadelphia region and in South Jersey, including the Battleship New Jersey. Telescopes and binoculars will be provided onsite and local astronomers will be present to give tours of the cosmos.
Free parking is available at the Marina Lot off Delaware Ave.
Led by The Franklin Institute’s Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts who will be at select Astronomy Night locations, the popular stargazing event presents a unique opportunity for all ages to take in the beautiful views of the starry night sky, with both professional and amateur astronomers serving as personal guides through the cosmos.
The Battleship New Jersey is proud to be a part of the fifth annual Philadelphia Science Festival, a nine-day community wide celebration around science and technology in everyday places. This is the Battleship's fourth year participating in the Festival.
BEHIND-THE-SCENES CURATOR TOUR OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST BATTLESHIP
04/11/2015 - 09/02/2015
We've declassified some areas of the Battleship not currently on public tour routes. Now groups up to 10 people can experience a special tour of these areas with the most knowledgeable tour guide we have -- the Curator of the Battleship. The price for this new and specialized tour is $500 for a group, which can be 10 people or less.
These special Behind-the-Scenes Tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. To schedule a tour, call 1-866-877-6262 ext. 144.
COMPLIMENTARY "SINGLE BULLET THEORY" EXHIBITION NOW OPEN IN VISITORS CENTER
04/10/2015 - 05/02/2015
Guests touring the Battleship New Jersey can now experience a unique exhibition on Sen. Arlen Specter's "Single Bullet Theory" of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This free exhibition is located in the landside Visitors Center adjacent to the Battleshop retail store.
This new exhibition, created by students and faculty at Philadelphia University, includes a replica display of the car that JFK was in at the time of the shooting, a display and video of the Zabruder film, a timeline of the days surrounding the assassination and much more!
CHOWLINE OPENS FOR LUNCH SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS
04/09/2015 - 05/01/2015
The Battleship's Chowline concession stand will open for lunch on Saturdays and Sundays, from 11:30am to 2:30pm beginning on Saturday, Apri; 11.
Enjoy a delicious Dietz and Watson sausage sandwich or hot dog, a cold Coke, some tasty snacks, even a cold beer for the adults! The Chowline is located just before the Crew's Mess, where the sailors once ate their meals!
EXPERIENCE "A DREADNAUGHT IN VIETNAM" EXHIBIT!
04/06/2015 - 04/30/2015
Today is the anniversary of the commissioning of the USS New Jersey into the Vietnam War on April 6, 1968. Guests touring the Battleship can learn about the Big J's service as the only battleship in the Vietnam War in the new exhibit, "A Dreadnaught in Vietnam." The exhibit is available as part of a Fire Power tour of the Battleship, which is open for walk-up tours every day in April from 9:30am to 3pm
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