STEM Day Aboard the Battleship

Free Science Activities throughout the Ship & Visitors Center   


PLACE:         Battleship New Jersey, Camden Waterfront, NJ


DETAILS:     The inaugural STEM Day aboard the Battleship New Jersey, presented by Lockheed

Martin, will take place on Saturday, October 12.  Guests touring the Battleship can

participate in science activities throughout the ship and in the Visitors Center.  The

programs, which will be directed by the Battleship’s Curatorial staff and partners

of the Battleship, will take place from 10am to 4pm.


Students from Camden are invited to tour and participate in these programs at no



Activities presented by partners of the Battleship include:

  • Creating Periscopes, presented by Edmond Scientific, in the Visitors Center at

the Japanese Periscope exhibit;

  • Trajectories, presented by the Independence Seaport Museum;
  • Ship Navigation, presented by Dr, Tom Walsh.


The Curatorial staff of the Battleship will offer these programs:

  • How Do Boats Float?
  • Radios!
  • Build a Battleship
  • Projectiles
  • Communication
  • Rockets
  • Electricity
  • LEGO Ship Building
  • Engineering Tours
  • Mechanical Advantage


PHOTO OPP:  Students Participating in Science Activities throughout the Battleship     


Located on the Delaware River, along the Camden Waterfront across from the city

of Philadelphia, the Battleship is open for audio tours every day from 9:30am to 3pm

every day.  Scouts, youth groups and families can experience an overnight aboard the

Battleship.  The award-winning overnight program includes breakfast and dinner

served at the chowline, a guided tour of the ship, the chance to fire the saluting gun

and the opportunity to sleep in the bunks that the crew of the USS New Jersey once

did.  Overnights are available for $69 per person.  For reservations, call 866-877-6262

ext. 203. For details on programs and upcoming events, visit