Event dining on the Battleship New Jersey

 

The Battleship New Jersey hosts many private and public events on the ship.
Check out what public events are coming up on our calendar.

Jan
27
Wed
Student Day @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Student Day @ Battleship New Jersey

Student Day

Join Battleship educators for a socially distanced day of learning aboard the Big J!

On Wednesday, January 27, at 9am, students and their parents can experience a guided tour of the Battleship and a classroom-style lesson. This two-hour session will feature the math behind aiming the battleship’s guns. Students will be challenged to find the angles from their own “gun directors” to a target to figure out the distance from the battleship to the enemy.  The tour will focus on the ship’s main guns and will visit the real gun directors on board. This program is appropriate for all school-aged children.

  • Adults are required to stay with children for their entire visit.
  • All guests must pass a health screening which includes a contactless temperature check, wear a face covering and practice social distancing of six feet at all times.

Buy Tickets

You will be redirected to our secure ticket processing site with Blackbaud.

or call 866-877-6262 ext. 144

Additional sessions will be added in the future.  Please consult this website for details.

Feb
3
Wed
Online and Onboard Class on the USS Mason Through February @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 3 @ 9:00 am – Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm
Online and Onboard Class on the USS Mason Through February @ Battleship New Jersey
Throughout February to celebrate African-American History Month, the Battleship will offer a class on the USS Mason, which had a predominantly African-American crew and was an example of desegregation in the navy.
The onboard class is free to any small group who schedule a safe tour of the Battleship in February. Groups must be less than 30 people, allow us to break the group into smaller, safer groups of 10 people maximum, pass our health screening, wear a face mask and practice social distancing of one fathom – six feet — when aboard the ship. The classes will also be a maximum of 10 people socially distanced.
The class on the USS Mason is also available as part of the Battleship’s Distance Learning program. Let our curatorial staff conduct the lesson live online to students in their classroom.
To schedule a group tour and class, or a distance learning class, email groups@battleshipnewjersey.org or call 866-877-6262 x144
Feb
5
Fri
Teak eBay Auction
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm
Teak eBay Auction

This 4-plank triangular slab of our original teak decking is approximately 49″ long x 19″ wide with rubberized caulk between the planks.

This teak was removed from the main deck on the starboard side of turret 3, the aft 16″/50cal gun, during a major restoration of that area performed in January of 2021.  Judging by the area it was removed from, the method of installation and the coatings on the steel underneath, it is possible that this teak was on board during World War II. It was likely installed in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard either while the ship was originally being built or during a major reactivation in 1968 for service during the Vietnam War.  This deck protected the armor plate underneath from damage by the 1-ton shells, which were carted over it when ammunition was loaded and insulated several generations of American fighting men from the South Pacific sun while they ate their meals in the mess decks below.

Certificate of authenticity will be included.

Browsers may show different shipping options. Please note there are shipping options at your expense or free local scheduled pickup.

*Auction Begins 2/5/2021 at 7:00 PM EST*

https://www.ebay.com/itm/164684503503

Feb
15
Mon
Battleship Blitz Video Content and Fundraiser @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm
Battleship Blitz Video Content and Fundraiser @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship Blitz is coming!

Beginning at 7pm on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15, the Battleship will feature unique videos each weeknight through Friday, March 12, on the Battleship’s YouTube channel.  The video will show the amazing history and spaces aboard our nation’s most decorated and largest battleship! We’ll also have USS New Jersey veterans, Battleship volunteers and other VIPs introduce the videos each evening!

Visit our YouTube channel each evening at www.youtube.com/battleshipnewjersey

We also need your help for the Battleship, which was severely impacted by the Coronavirus. Please consider a donation to help the ship museum and memorial.

Donate here:  https://www.battleshipnewjersey.org/blitz

Feb
19
Fri
Curator-led Tour Featuring Iowa Class Battleships in Combat, Fri., Feb. 26 @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Curator-led Tour Featuring Iowa Class Battleships in Combat, Fri., Feb. 26 @ Battleship New Jersey

Join our curator for a special guided tour of the ship focusing on the battle of Truk Lagoon.

On February 16, 1944, at 1547, USS New Jersey opened fire opened fire with her main battery on an enemy ship.
Guests will go through the ship’s 6in armored deck into the citadel that protects the most essential components of the ship. Once inside the citadel, guests will see the inside of a 16in gun turret and the Mk 8 electro-mechanical analog computer that fired these guns over the ship’s fifty years of service. Guests will also take a look into the rarely seen gun director that helped aim these guns.

 

Buy Tickets   Feb. 19, 2021 at 6:00 PM – Rescheduled to Feb. 26, 2021

You will be redirected to our secure ticket processing site with Blackbaud.

Feb
24
Wed
Student Day @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Student Day @ Battleship New Jersey

Student Day

Join Battleship educators for a socially distanced day of learning aboard the Big J!

On Wednesday, February 24th, at 9am, guests can experience a guided tour of the Battleship and a classroom-style lesson.  This month’s class will feature the science behind aerodynamics, rockets, and missiles. Students will be challenged to create their own air powered rocket and see if they can hit their target.  This program is appropriate for all school-aged children.

  • Adults are required to stay with children for their entire visit.
  • All guests must pass a health screening which includes a contactless temperature check, wear a face covering and practice social distancing of six feet at all times.

Buy Tickets

You will be redirected to our secure ticket processing site with Blackbaud.

or call 866-877-6262 ext. 144

Additional sessions will be added in the future.  Please consult this website for details.

Feb
26
Fri
Curator-led Tour Featuring Iowa Class Battleships in Combat, Fri., Feb. 26 @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Curator-led Tour Featuring Iowa Class Battleships in Combat, Fri., Feb. 26 @ Battleship New Jersey

Join our curator for a special guided tour of the ship focusing on the battle of Truk Lagoon.

On February 16, 1944, at 1547, USS New Jersey opened fire opened fire with her main battery on an enemy ship.
Guests will go through the ship’s 6in armored deck into the citadel that protects the most essential components of the ship. Once inside the citadel, guests will see the inside of a 16in gun turret and the Mk 8 electro-mechanical analog computer that fired these guns over the ship’s fifty years of service. Guests will also take a look into the rarely seen gun director that helped aim these guns.

 

Buy Tickets   Feb. 19, 2021 at 6:00 PM – Rescheduled to Feb. 26, 2021

You will be redirected to our secure ticket processing site with Blackbaud.

Mar
1
Mon
March is Red Cross Month @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm – Mar 31 @ 11:00 pm
March is Red Cross Month @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship New Jersey raised the flag of the Red Cross on March 1 and will fly the flag over the ship throughout the month of March for Red Cross Month.  The Battleship will also be lit throughout March.

The Battleship kicked off Red Cross Month with a virtual ceremony on Facebook on March 1.  In addition to raising the flag, the ceremony including the performance of the National Anthem by Battleship volunteer and bugler Nan LaCorte, the firing of the portside saluting gun and a memorial wreath casting for Red Cross staff member Laura Steinmetz, who was instrumental in organizing the Red Cross annual kick-off events aboard the Battleship.

March has been recognized as Red Cross Month for more than 75 years. Beginning with President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1943, every U.S. President has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the American Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world.

Mar
6
Sat
Battleship Will Open for Tours with a Bang on Saturday, March 6 @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Battleship Will Open for Tours with a Bang on Saturday, March 6 @ Battleship New Jersey
The Battleship is opening with a bang!
To celebrate our nation’s most decorated and largest battleship opening for tours on Saturdays and Sundays in March, the ship will give guests the opportunity to fire a salute from the portside saluting gun! A lucky guest will be randomly chosen to pull the trigger and fire the gun at 12pm on March 6.
To guarantee a your chance to fire a salute, just make a donation of $50 to the non-profit museum and memorial on March 6. Donations can be made at the Battleship Ticket Office in the Visitors Center. Saluting gun shoots will begin at 12pm and we’ll fire the gun for as many donations as we receive until 2pm.
The Battleship will be open from 11am to 3pm each Saturday and Sunday in March. Guests touring the ship can check out the massive 16-inch gun turrets, track a tomahawk missile in the Combat Engagement Center, learn how the crew lived aboard this floating city and more!

Guest can also extend their Fire Power self-guided tour with guided tours of the Engine Room and Turret II. Our tour guides will meet you in the Crew’s Mess during your Fire Power tour and take you on this extended tour.

Mar
8
Mon
Tonight’s (Mon., Mar. 8) Blitz Video: Becoming a Navy Ship Museum @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tonight's (Mon., Mar. 8) Blitz Video: Becoming a Navy Ship Museum @ Battleship New Jersey

Many of the Battleship’s most frequently asked questions are about why we, the museum, do things a certain way, and many times the answer is because the Navy told us to do it that way, find all the details of that agreement here.

Watch at 7pm EST on www.youtube.com/battleshipnewjersey

Please donate to help the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial, at www.battleshipnewjersey.org/blitz

Mar
10
Wed
Battleship to Open for Tours Wed., March 10 and Thur., March 11 @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Battleship to Open for Tours Wed., March 10 and Thur., March 11 @ Battleship New Jersey

To take advantage of the nice weather forecasted for later this week, the Battleship will open for Fire Power tours on Wednesday, March 10, and Thursday, March 11, from 11am to 3pm. These special tour days are in addition to the ship being open Saturdays and Sundays in March.

Now there are more days for you to climb inside the massive 16-imch gun turret, track a tomahawk missile launch in the Combat Engagement Center, learn how the crew lived aboard this floating city and more!

All guests must pass a health screening which includes a contactless temperature check, wear a face mask and practice social distancing of one fathom — six feet.

Mar
11
Thu
Battleship to Open for Tours Wed., March 10 and Thur., March 11 @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Battleship to Open for Tours Wed., March 10 and Thur., March 11 @ Battleship New Jersey

To take advantage of the nice weather forecasted for later this week, the Battleship will open for Fire Power tours on Wednesday, March 10, and Thursday, March 11, from 11am to 3pm. These special tour days are in addition to the ship being open Saturdays and Sundays in March.

Now there are more days for you to climb inside the massive 16-imch gun turret, track a tomahawk missile launch in the Combat Engagement Center, learn how the crew lived aboard this floating city and more!

All guests must pass a health screening which includes a contactless temperature check, wear a face mask and practice social distancing of one fathom — six feet.

Mar
12
Fri
Evening Guided Tours: Change Over Time @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Evening Guided Tours: Change Over Time @ Battleship New Jersey

Join our curator for a special guided tour of the ship focusing on the technological changes to the ship over time.

Guests will go see some of the ship’s original Anti-aircraft weaponry as well as the more modern anti-missile technology. From the Combat Information Center where the ship found its targets for the 16in guns to the Combat Engagement Center added in the 1980s for missiles, guests will see what additions were made to the ship over her 50 year history to keep the ship in fighting condition.

Buy Tickets   March 26, 2021 at 6:00 PM

You will be redirected to our secure ticket processing site with Blackbaud.

Mar
24
Wed
Student Day, Drones: Build Your Own Robot @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Student Day, Drones: Build Your Own Robot @ Battleship New Jersey

Student Day

Join Battleship educators for a socially distanced day of learning aboard the Big J!

On Wednesday, March 24, at 9am, students and their parents can experience a guided tour of the Battleship and a classroom-style lesson. This two-hour session will talk about some of the technology added to the ship over her 50 years of service, including both kinds of drones that the ship worked with. Students will learn the basics of circuitry and then be challenged to create their own small robot capable of traveling on its own.  The tour will focus on the changes made to the ship over the years and will visit the early Anti-aircraft guns as well as the 1980s computers. This program is appropriate for all school-aged children.

  • Adults are required to stay with children for their entire visit.
  • All guests must pass a health screening which includes a contactless temperature check, wear a face covering and practice social distancing of six feet at all times.

Buy Tickets

You will be redirected to our secure ticket processing site with Blackbaud.

or call 866-877-6262 ext. 144

Additional sessions will be added in the future.  Please consult this website for details.

Mar
26
Fri
Evening Guided Tours: Change Over Time @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Evening Guided Tours: Change Over Time @ Battleship New Jersey

Join our curator for a special guided tour of the ship focusing on the technological changes to the ship over time.

Guests will go see some of the ship’s original Anti-aircraft weaponry as well as the more modern anti-missile technology. From the Combat Information Center where the ship found its targets for the 16in guns to the Combat Engagement Center added in the 1980s for missiles, guests will see what additions were made to the ship over her 50 year history to keep the ship in fighting condition.

Buy Tickets   March 26, 2021 at 6:00 PM

You will be redirected to our secure ticket processing site with Blackbaud.