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.

Apr
23
Fri
Student Day: Free Tour and Onboard Class on Doolittle’s Raid @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Student Day: Free Tour and Onboard Class on Doolittle's Raid @ Battleship New Jersey

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

Apr
24
Sat
Little Lights! How the Navy Communicates! Saturdays & Sundays from 12pm – 3pm @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Little Lights!  How the Navy Communicates! Saturdays & Sundays from 12pm - 3pm @ Battleship New Jersey

Little Lights, presented by the Charles Edison Fund

How do you send a message to someone on another ship if they can’t hear you? The Navy uses a series of codes and flags to send messages to one another.
Send a message yourself through semaphore or other flag languages, color in your own signal flag message, and help our educators as they repair signal flags, just as was done on board the ship while it was in service.
Every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 3pm in April, included with the purchase of a Fire Power Tour.

 

 

Pull the Trigger and Fire a Salute from the Portside Saluting Gun @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Pull the Trigger and Fire a Salute from the Portside Saluting Gun @ Battleship New Jersey

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.

Apr
25
Sun
Little Lights! How the Navy Communicates! Saturdays & Sundays from 12pm – 3pm @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Little Lights!  How the Navy Communicates! Saturdays & Sundays from 12pm - 3pm @ Battleship New Jersey

Little Lights, presented by the Charles Edison Fund

How do you send a message to someone on another ship if they can’t hear you? The Navy uses a series of codes and flags to send messages to one another.
Send a message yourself through semaphore or other flag languages, color in your own signal flag message, and help our educators as they repair signal flags, just as was done on board the ship while it was in service.
Every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 3pm in April, included with the purchase of a Fire Power Tour.

 

 

May
1
Sat
Safely Dispose of your Used Electronics at the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
May 1 @ 11:00 am – May 31 @ 3:00 pm
Safely Dispose of your Used Electronics at the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Safely dispose of your used electronics and the Battleship will give you a coupon good for a free tour with the purchase of an adult Fire Power Tour.
The Battleship has teamed up with veteran-owned Tri-State Asset Recovery, who will place a container at the entrance to the Battleship on Clinton St. Guests can drop off their used electronics daily during the tour hours of 11am to 3pm throughout May.
You can drop off gently-used electronics. A few examples are gaming consoles, games, computers, laptops, tablets, cell phones, projectors, printers, switches and more!
To get to our Clinton St entrance on GPS, use the address of 100 Clinton St., Camden, NJ.
May
4
Tue
Little Lights: “Shake, List and Roll” Daily Activity in the Crew’s Mess @ Battleship New Jersey
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – May 31 @ 3:00 pm
Little Lights: "Shake, List and Roll" Daily Activity in the Crew's Mess @ Battleship New Jersey
Little Lights, presented by the Charles Edison Fund
Shake, List, and Roll!
Can you build something that can withstand the shaking and rolling of the ship as it sails and fires its big guns? Create your own structure and put it to the test! Learn about how the ship was designed to be able to stand up against the pressure of the guns and rolling of the waves while building!
This drop-in program is happening every day in May, free with General Admission, in the ship’s crew’s mess from 12pm to 3pm.
May
8
Sat
Free Battleship Prints with a Tour of the Battleship in May @ Battleship New Jersey
May 8 @ 11:00 am – May 31 @ 3:00 pm
Free Battleship Prints with a Tour of the Battleship in May @ Battleship New Jersey

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!

May
18
Tue
World of Warships’ “The Longest Night of Museums” @ Battleship New Jersey
May 18 @ 3:55 am – 8:55 pm
World of Warships' "The Longest Night of Museums" @ Battleship New Jersey

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

May
22
Sat
Big Guns Cornhole Tournament aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Big Guns Cornhole Tournament aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Come join us for the Big Guns Cornhole Tournament aboard the Battleship New Jersey.
We will be playing under a large tent on the fantail of the ship. So the event will be rain or shine.
The format will be Round Robin pool play to split field into 2 divisions. (number of rounds will be determined by number of entries)
Register at www.keystonestatecornhole.com/events-1/big-guns-cornhole-tournament-1
Due to covid19 restrictions this event will be capped at 72 teams (we will open to more if the restrictions ease prior to the event)
$60/team pre-registration
$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.
There will be $10/person cover fee(100% goes to the Battleship New Jersey and includes a self guided tour of the ship)
May
23
Sun
Battleship Commissioning Anniversary & Camden County Medals Presentation Ceremony @ Battleship New Jersey
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Battleship Commissioning Anniversary & Camden County Medals Presentation Ceremony @ Battleship New Jersey
The Battleship will celebrate the 78th anniversary of her commissioning into the US Navy with a ceremony on Sunday, May 23 at 12pm on the forecastle (forward deck).  Special speakers, live patriotic music, and even cake will be served!
The Battleship will also partner with Camden County to salute veterans from our area. The county will present veterans with medals for their service during the ceremony on the ship’s forecastle.
The ceremony is free for all to attend.
May
26
Wed
Student Day: Design your own Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Student Day: Design your own Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey

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.

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.

May
31
Mon
Memorial Day Ceremony Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Memorial Day Ceremony Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey

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.

Jun
5
Sat
Talk to Museums Ships Around the World Via Amateur Radios This Weekend @ Battleship New Jersey
Jun 5 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Talk to Museums Ships Around the World Via Amateur Radios This Weekend @ Battleship New Jersey
The Battleship’s Radio Club will host the annual Museum Ships Weekend on Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6.
Guests touring the Battleship can listen in as the club talks to other museum ships throughout the world.
Seventy-six museum ships. including the USS Missouri, USS Iowa, USS Wisconsin, USS Yorktown, USS Midway, the Kraisen in Russia and more, will participate in this amateur radio event.
WWII Pin-up Car Show @ Battleship New Jersey
Jun 5 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
WWII Pin-up Car Show @ Battleship New Jersey
Experience WWII-era classic cars, provided by Top Dead Center Car Club, re-enactors, pin-up girls and even live music at the Battleship on Saturday, June 5 from 11am to 3pm.  All free with the purchase of a tour of the Battleship!
Envoute is providing this free entertainment to promote the WMGK’s Veteran Radiothon and the 5th Annual Veterans Charity Drive for Veterans Multiservice Center.
Jun
6
Sun
Talk to Museums Ships Around the World Via Amateur Radios This Weekend @ Battleship New Jersey
Jun 6 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Talk to Museums Ships Around the World Via Amateur Radios This Weekend @ Battleship New Jersey
The Battleship’s Radio Club will host the annual Museum Ships Weekend on Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6.
Guests touring the Battleship can listen in as the club talks to other museum ships throughout the world.
Seventy-six museum ships. including the USS Missouri, USS Iowa, USS Wisconsin, USS Yorktown, USS Midway, the Kraisen in Russia and more, will participate in this amateur radio event.