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.

Dec
6
Fri
Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration Ceremony @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration Ceremony @ Battleship New Jersey

The Camden County Freeholder Board and Gloucester County Freeholder Board will mark the 78th anniversary of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

“Each year we gather to honor those who served and lost their lives at Pearl Harbor on the fateful day that threw the U.S. into World War II,” said Freeholder Bill Moen. “The Freeholder Board invites all county residents to the Battleship to reflect on the contributions of the men and women, past and present, who have faithfully served our nation.”

The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available.

https://www.camdencounty.com/event/pearl-harbor-day-commemoration/

Aug
1
Sat
Fire the Battleship’s Saluting Gun on Saturday, August 1 @ Battleship New Jersey
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fire the Battleship's Saluting Gun on Saturday, August 1 @ Battleship New Jersey

On Saturday, August 1 on the hour from 11am to 3pm, a guest touring the Battleship will win the chance to pull the trigger of the portside saluting gun and render a salute to our great nation!  We’ll announce the winner’s name over our 1MC (PA) system throughout the day. .

Or for a $50 donation, we’ll let you pull the trigger for your own salute whatever time you want on August 1.

The Battleship is open for tours from 10am to 3pm every day.  Free parking along Clinton St.

Tickets can be purchased in advance: TICKETS

or you can purchase at our Ticket Office inside the Visitors Center upon arrival.

Nov
27
Fri
Native American Heritage Month Programs @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 27 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 29 @ 3:00 pm
Native American Heritage Month Programs @ Battleship New Jersey
The Battleship will be open for tours on Black Friday, Nov. 27 from 11am to 3pm.
Further, in celebration of Native American Heritage month all November long, and Native American Heritage Day on Nov. 27, the Battleship will be hosting a drop-in program during the weekend of Nov. 27-30.
Guests can learn about some of the Native Americans that have fought in the military: the Code Talkers. Learn how to send secret messages by learning the real Navajo words used during World War II and beyond.
Just ask at ticketing when you purchase your ticket or any Battleship staff member once aboard the ship on how to participate in the Native American Heritage program, which will run from 12pm to 3pm.
Nov
28
Sat
Native American Heritage Month Programs @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 30 @ 3:00 pm
Native American Heritage Month Programs @ Battleship New Jersey
The Battleship will be open for tours on Black Friday, Nov. 27 from 11am to 3pm.
Further, in celebration of Native American Heritage month all November long, and Native American Heritage Day on Nov. 27, the Battleship will be hosting a drop-in program during the weekend of Nov. 27-30.
Guests can learn about some of the Native Americans that have fought in the military: the Code Talkers. Learn how to send secret messages by learning the real Navajo words used during World War II and beyond.
Just ask at ticketing when you purchase your ticket or any Battleship staff member once aboard the ship on how to participate in the Native American Heritage program, which will run from 12pm to 3pm.
Nov
29
Sun
Native American Heritage Month Programs @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 29 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 1 @ 3:00 pm
Native American Heritage Month Programs @ Battleship New Jersey
The Battleship will be open for tours on Black Friday, Nov. 27 from 11am to 3pm.
Further, in celebration of Native American Heritage month all November long, and Native American Heritage Day on Nov. 27, the Battleship will be hosting a drop-in program during the weekend of Nov. 27-30.
Guests can learn about some of the Native Americans that have fought in the military: the Code Talkers. Learn how to send secret messages by learning the real Navajo words used during World War II and beyond.
Just ask at ticketing when you purchase your ticket or any Battleship staff member once aboard the ship on how to participate in the Native American Heritage program, which will run from 12pm to 3pm.
Dec
7
Mon
Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration Virtual Ceremony @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration Virtual Ceremony @ Battleship New Jersey
The Battleship will culminate the virtual Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration ceremony with the casting of a memorial wreath onto the Delaware River, the firing of the ship’s saluting gun and the performance of TAPS by volunteer bugler Nan LaCorte on Dec. 7. The Battleship is once again joining forces with Camden and Gloucester counties, who will broadcast a virtual ceremony, which can be seen at10am on Monday, Dec. 7 at:
Veterans and Rutgers-Camden students Josh Redlich (US Army) , the Rutgers Camden Male Veteran of the Year, and Leslie Demark (Officer of Military & Veterans Affairs). 2019 Rutgers-Camden Female Veteran of the Year, will cast the memorial wreath onto the Delaware River.
The wreath casting can be seen at approximately 10:30am on Monday, Dec. 7 on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/battleshipnj
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

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

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
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.

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.

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.

Jul
4
Sun
Fire a Salute from the Portside Saluting Gun on July 4th! @ Battleship New Jersey
Jul 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Fire a Salute from the Portside Saluting Gun on July 4th! @ Battleship New Jersey

Celebrate the 4th of July with a bang aboard the Battleship New Jersey!

The Battleship has extended our saluting gun salutes to Sunday, July 4 from 12pm to 2pm.  This is in addition to our regular salutes we do each Saturday from 12pm to 2pm.  Just a $50 donation allows you to pull the trigger to fire a salute from our portside (Philadelphia-side) saluting gun!

To reserve your July 4th saluting gun salute, visit : https://63691.blackbaudhosting.com/63691/Gun-Shoot—Donation-04Jul2021

Come out to the Battleship in the evening of Sunday, July 4 and experience the amazing view of the Camden County fireworks show over the Delaware River!  The Battleship will have live music, food concessions, bar service — including samples of Battleship Rum for adults — balloon animals and the opportunity to win the chance to fire our 5-inch gun at the conclusion of the fireworks show!

Just a $10 donation gets you aboard for fireworks on July 4!  The Battleship’s deck will open at 7pm; fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:30pm.

Jul
28
Wed
Student Day: Rangefinding @ Battleship New Jersey
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Student Day: Rangefinding @ Battleship New Jersey

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

On Wednesday, July 28, at 9am, students and their parents can experience a guided tour of the Battleship and a classroom-style lesson.

This month the tour will include the main battery 16-inch guns, the plotting room used to aim the guns, and the Combat Information Center, where targets were selected. Guests will also have the chance to do the math by hand and figure out how to find the distance to an enemy target.

Admission is a $5 donation for all. Adults are required to stay with children for their entire visit.

This program is recommended for grades 3-8.

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.

Aug
18
Wed
Student Day: Rock and Rolling @ Battleship New Jersey
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Student Day: Rock and Rolling @ Battleship New Jersey

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 – Rock and Rolling

How does a battleship stand up to the rock and rolling of the ocean and pressure of the guns? Can you build something that can stand up to the test? Join Battleship Educators on August 18th at 9:00 AM for a tour of the ship and an activity. This month’s tour will include a visit to the bridge where the ship was steered from, a look at the ship’s expansion joint that allows it to flex in the waves, and a look at the damage the ship took from the concussion of the ship’s guns over 50 years ago!

Admission is a $5 donation for all.

Get Tickets

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

or call 866-877-6262 ext. 108

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