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.

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
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
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.

Feb
27
Sat
Little Lights! Make a Basic Battery! Saturdays & Sundays from 12pm – 3pm @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Little Lights!  Make a Basic Battery! Saturdays & Sundays from 12pm - 3pm @ Battleship New Jersey

Little Lights, presented by the Charles Edison Fund

Saturdays and Sundays. 12pm to 3pm.  Its Electric! Free with general admission.

Join Battleship educators every weekend in March to learn how electricity works. Guests can make their own basic batteries, create electricity with a hand crank, and practice making simple circuits. This program is designed for elementary school aged children and below but is fun for all!

Feb
28
Sun
Little Lights! Make a Basic Battery! Saturdays & Sundays from 12pm – 3pm @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Little Lights!  Make a Basic Battery! Saturdays & Sundays from 12pm - 3pm @ Battleship New Jersey

Little Lights, presented by the Charles Edison Fund

Saturdays and Sundays. 12pm to 3pm.  Its Electric! Free with general admission.

Join Battleship educators every weekend in March to learn how electricity works. Guests can make their own basic batteries, create electricity with a hand crank, and practice making simple circuits. This program is designed for elementary school aged children and below but is fun for all!

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.

Little Lights! Make a Basic Battery! Saturdays & Sundays from 12pm – 3pm @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Little Lights!  Make a Basic Battery! Saturdays & Sundays from 12pm - 3pm @ Battleship New Jersey

Little Lights, presented by the Charles Edison Fund

Saturdays and Sundays. 12pm to 3pm.  Its Electric! Free with general admission.

Join Battleship educators every weekend in March to learn how electricity works. Guests can make their own basic batteries, create electricity with a hand crank, and practice making simple circuits. This program is designed for elementary school aged children and below but is fun for all!

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 12, 2021 at 6:00 PM

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 12, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Buy Tickets   March 26, 2021 at 6:00 PM

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

Jun
19
Sat
NJ Beer Festival Aboard the Battleship Rescheduled to Sat., June 19, 2021 @ Battleship New Jersey
Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
NJ Beer Festival Aboard the Battleship Rescheduled to Sat., June 19, 2021 @ Battleship New Jersey | Camden | New Jersey | United States

We will still toast the Battleship and New Jersey Beer…we’ll just do it in June 2021!

The annual New Jersey Beer Festival aboard the Battleship New Jersey has been rescheduled from Nov. 7 to June 19, 2021.  Adults can sample craft beers from breweries throughout the Garden State.  The General Session will run from 1pm to 5pm and tickets are $50 per adult.  The VIP session allows guests admission one hour earlier at 12pm, when they can sample some special brews and meet the breweries. Tickets for the VIP session are $75

Guests attending the Beer Festival will also get a tour of the Battleship, rock to live music and enjoy some great pub food — all aboard the World’s Greatest Battleship.  The NJ Beer Festival will take place rain or shine!

For tickets, visit:  https://newjerseybeer.ticketleap.com/battleship-beer-fest-2020/   Tickets purchased for the Beer Festival on the originally scheduled dates of  June 20 and Nov. 7 will be accepted at the new date of June 19, 2021.

Battleship members can purchase a ticket in advance for just $35 or at the Battleship on June 19 for $45.  Tickets for members can be purchased by calling 866-877-6262 ext. 108.

Sponsorships are available.  For more information in becoming a sponsor, email events@battleshipnewjersey.org.

For questions, email events@battleshipnewjersey.org or call 866-877-6262 ext. 144.

Must be 21 and over with a valid ID to attend the NJ Beef Festival on the Battleship.