The Battleship New Jersey hosts many private and public events on the ship.
Check out what public events are coming up on our calendar.
On 18 April 1942, 16 B25B Mitchell Bombers took off from USS Hornet as the first strike on the Japanese islands in response to Pearl Harbor. For the strike, crews removed parts of their planes in order to make their planes light enough to make the long flight .
During our Student Days on April 23 and 28 from 9am to 11am, the Battleship will offer free tours and classes to students and parents. But register soon, we are accepting a maximum of 20 people total for each Student Day,
Students with their parents can learn about this key event in World War II by taking a unique tour through the battleship designed for school-aged children. The tour will visit New Jersey’s flight deck and look at the differences between aircraft on a battleship and an aircraft carrier. Tours will also visit admiral’s spaces and the bridge to see the types of spaces that this attack was planned in. After the tour, students will participate in a challenge to modify their own plane and see if their craft would succeed in their mission.
This program is free thanks to the generous support of a donation made in memory of Battleship Volunteer Howard Sands.”
To register for this free event, visit 63691.blackbaudhosting.com/63691/tickets?tab=3&txobjid=b7d92d7b-efb5-4f7e-a36d-3291d6504d8e
Little Lights, presented by the Charles Edison Fund
The Battleship will allow guests touring the ship to pull the trigger and fire a salute every Saturday from 12pm to 2pm. Guests can shoot the saluting gun for a $50 donation to the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.
Guests can make a $50 donation online at https://63691.blackbaudhosting.com/63691/tickets?tab=3&txobjid=c54ec0a4-678a-45b0-9dac-9822154d44eb Or at the Battleship’s Ticket Office on Saturday morning.
Want to get more bang? You can pull the trigger to fire the portside 5-inch gun for a $500 donation! Five-inch gun shoots must be scheduled in advance. Call 866-877-6262 ext. 108 to schedule your shoot!
Shoots will begin at 12:00pm and continue until all donated shots are fired by 2pm.
Little Lights, presented by the Charles Edison Fund
To celebrate the month of May, which features Armed Forces Day, the Anniversary of the USS New Jersey Commissioning, and Memorial Day, the Battleship will give guests who purchase a tour of the ship a complimentary print of the USS New Jersey.
Just show your ticket stub at the landside Battleshop gift shop or onboard Ship’s Store to get your free print throughout the month of May!
Thank you to all men and women in the military. The Battleship New Jersey salutes you!
The Battleship New Jersey will participate in World of Warships “The Longest Night of Museums” — a 17-hour live showcasing of naval museums, bringing together 15 different institutions from around the globe, from Australia to Hawaii, passing through East Asia, Europe, and the Americas. If you enjoy history, culture, and in-game goodies, you won’t want to sit this one out!
The Longest Night of Museums stream begins on May 18 at 07:55 UTC (3:55am EDT) and will stay live until 01:00 UTC the following day, May 19. The event is completely free to watch on the official World of Warships Twitch and YouTube channels.
What to expect:
– Free virtual tours of some of the world’s top naval museums.
– In-depth Q&As with historians and museum staff.
– Interactive quizzes with in-game prizes for the most historically savvy.
– Special Twitch Drops.
– Verizon’s Museum of Warships, powered by 5G Augmented Reality exhibit.
– Impactful documentary snippets provided by the History Channel.
Check out the Battleship’s virtual tour at 10:45am EDT or 14:45 UCT
$70/team walk-up registration if not sold out. 75% payout
upper pool $2000
lower pool $1240 if sold out.
Registration will open April 1st.
LEARN ABOUT BATTLESHIP DESIGN IN THIS MONTH’S STUDENT DAY
On Wednesday, May 26, at 9am, students and their parents can experience a guided tour of the Battleship and a classroom-style lesson.
Can you do a better job designing a battleship than the men who designed USS New Jersey? Look at the various parts that go into building a massive warship and examine the three primary components of a battleship: massive propulsion, impenetrable armor, and unrivaled firepower. Use this knowledge and mathematics to design your own battleship factoring in the problems that the designers of real ships faced.
Tickets are a $5 donation and all students must be accompanied by a parent.
This program is recommended for grades 3-8.
- 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.
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.
The Battleship will remember our military men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice with a memorial service, conducted with the Bishop Eustace Knights of Columbus. The ceremony, which will take place on the forecastle (forward deck) and is free to attend, will include a live performance of TAPS and the casting of a memorial wreath into the Delaware River.