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.

Oct
10
Sat
Help Our Troops and Get a Free Tour of the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 10 @ 11:00 am – Dec 31 @ 3:00 pm
Help Our Troops and Get a Free Tour of the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey

Bring in an item below and the Military Support Group of NJ, a non-profit organization, will collect the items, put them into care packages and send them to our military personnel overseas.

Plus, we’ll give all donors a coupon for a free tour of the Battleship with the purchase of an adult tour!

Items needed for our troops are:

Almonds (small packages),

Beef Jerky (small packages)

Cashews (small packages)

Chapstick

Coffee,

Tea Bags (very small boxes)

Comics from Sunday Newspapers

Cookies (small packages)

Crackers (small packages)

Crossword or Sudoku Puzzle Books

Flip Flops for the shower (large sizes for men)

Granola or Power Bars

Gum

Hard Candy

Individual drink mixes (dry Gatorade, Kool Aid, Tea/with sugar)

Mixed Nuts

New Magazines

Peanutbutter Cracker packs

Peanuts

Pens & Pencils

Pepperoni stick

Slim Jims

Sunflower Seeds & Nuts Trail Mix

Uno, Yatzee, other small games

White Cotton Socks, boot style /calf size not crew or ankle socks

 

All items should be in the store packaging, not loose.

Items can be dropped off in the containing in the Battleship’s Visitors Center on Saturdays and Sundays through the end of the year  during the hours of 11am to 3pm .

Thank you for your support!

Dec
5
Sat
Help a Child Have a Better Holiday and Donate a Toy for Toys for Tots @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 5 @ 11:00 am – Dec 20 @ 3:00 pm
Help a Child Have a Better Holiday and Donate a Toy for Toys for Tots @ Battleship New Jersey
Help a child in the area enjoy a nicer Christmas!
The Battleship is partnering with the US Marine Corps Reserves “Toys for Tots” Program. People who bring in a new toy or game to donate to Toys for Tots can get a free self-guided tour with the purchase of an adult tour.
 The program will run through Dec. 20. So bring in your new toys and games, and give a child in the area a better Holiday Season
Dec
12
Sat
Reveille Relaxed Tour @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Reveille Relaxed Tour @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship will offer a special Reveille relaxed tour, suitable for families with autistic members during the pre-public opening hours of 9:00am to 11:00am on Saturday, Dec. 12.

 

This quieter museum experience, will also feature additional hands-on programs and a modified tour route will be available to those wishing to avoid the Battleship’s ladders (stairs). A quiet room will be open to any that wish to use it.

 

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Dec
18
Fri
Pearl Harbor Tours – 6PM @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pearl Harbor Tours - 6PM @ Battleship New Jersey

Join us for a special tour of the ship, focusing on the events of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

See how the battleship New Jersey compared to the older ships present during the December 7th attack like USS Arizona.

Learn about the Anti-Aircraft guns that the battleship carries, see how later battleships, like New Jersey, were modified to better protect them from damage, and hear the stories of some of the people who were in the attack.

The family-friendly and more mobility-accessible of the tours (December 7) will be stroller friendly and child appropriate as we explore that infamous day in Hawaii.

The evening tours will go deeper into the ship down the ship’s ladders into the armored citadel to see spaces that are similar to those on the battleships that were damaged that day such as USS Pennsylvania, USS Oklahoma, and USS West Virginia.

 

Buy Tickets Dec. 11, 2020 at 6:00 PM

Buy Tickets Dec. 18, 2020 at 6:00 PM

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Early Tour:

Buy Tickets Dec. 7, 2020 at 2:00 PM (Family Friendly Tour)

Dec
22
Tue
Student Day @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Student Day @ Battleship New Jersey

Student Day

A special day of education for students and their parents aboard the ship.

Registered guests will experience a guided tour of the Battleship and participate in an onboard class.

This month’s class is focusing on the ship’s propulsion system, students will learn how power is generated on board to move the ship and provide electricity to the ship’s machinery.

All guests will be health screened, must wear masks and will be safely distanced along the tour and in the classroom.

 

Buy Tickets Tuesday December 22, 9:00 AM

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Dec
27
Sun
Final Day of Tours of the Battleship for 2020 @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 27 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Final Day of Tours of the Battleship for 2020 @ Battleship New Jersey

The final day to tour our nation’s most decorated battleship in 2020 will be Sunday, Dec. 27.  Tours will be available on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 3pm through Dec. 27.

The Battleship will be closed for tours from Dec. 28 through January and February.  The Battleship plans to re-open for tours during weekends in March 2021.

The Battleship’s online Ship’s Store will continue to be open for merchandise sales.  The Battleship will still need your support financially through donations and memberships.  For more information and updates on the ship, please visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org.

Jan
15
Fri
Evening Tours: Guns, Speed, and Armor @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Evening Tours: Guns, Speed, and Armor @ Battleship New Jersey

Join our curator for a special guided tour of the ship focusing on the core components of a battleship: guns, engines, and armor.

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 one of the ships 4 engine and boiler rooms that made this the fastest battleship ever built.

Guests will also see the inside of a 16in gun turret and the Mk 1A electro-mechanical analog computer that fired these guns over the ship’s fifty years of service.

 

 

Buy Tickets   Jan. 15, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Buy Tickets   Jan. 22, 2021 at 6:00 PM

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Teak eBay Auction
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm
Teak eBay Auction

This 4-plank slab of our original teak decking is approximately 40″ long x 16″ wide with rubberized caulk between the planks. No bolt holes or damage. Would make a beautiful table or inlay in a bar.
This teak was removed from the main deck on the port side of turret 3, the aft 16″/50cal gun, during a major restoration of that area performed in summer of 2020. 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.

*Auction Begins 1/15/2021 at 7:00 PM EST*

https://www.ebay.com/itm/164640671663

Jan
22
Fri
Evening Tours: Guns, Speed, and Armor @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Evening Tours: Guns, Speed, and Armor @ Battleship New Jersey

Join our curator for a special guided tour of the ship focusing on the core components of a battleship: guns, engines, and armor.

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 one of the ships 4 engine and boiler rooms that made this the fastest battleship ever built.

Guests will also see the inside of a 16in gun turret and the Mk 1A electro-mechanical analog computer that fired these guns over the ship’s fifty years of service.

 

 

Buy Tickets   Jan. 15, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Buy Tickets   Jan. 22, 2021 at 6:00 PM

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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

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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.