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Battleship USS Iowa Museum is Open!

Explore L.A.’s award-winning naval history museum in-person or online.

EXHIBITS & TOURS

Open for Outdoor Tours

We are open for safe outdoor tours.

Surface Navy Heroes

Diversity, Leadership, and Bravery.

Vicky the Dog

Find our mascot in a fun scavenger hunt online or onboard the ship.

HUP-2 Helicopter

Korean War-era Piasecki HUP Retriever on deck.

Artifact Gallery

Explore some of the items in our artifact gallery.

Battleship of Presidents

USS Iowa has hosted world leaders since 1943.

In-Person Experience

In-Person Exhibits

Online Tours & Museum

Online Exhibits

SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Your safe visit to the Battleship USS Iowa museum is our utmost priority.  We have implemented numerous measures for in-person tours that adhere to Los Angeles County public health guidelines.  A few of the measures include:

  • Limited capacity and physical distancing.
  • Increased disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces.
  • Hand-sanitizer stations throughout the tour.
  • Face coverings are required for all guests and crew.
  • Non-essential personnel are working remotely.
  • Daily temperature checks for all crew working onboard.
  • Signage promoting social distancing and hand washing.
  • New virtual options to experience the museum.
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Ship's Store

Your purchase helps support museum programs.

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Donate

Your donations are critical to the survival of the Battleship USS Iowa.  

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Learn the History

USS Iowa’s history began in 1943 and continues through today.

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Volunteer

Volunteer to be a member of today’s Battleship USS Iowa crew.

GET INVOLVED

Battleship USS Iowa is a community platform leveraged for engaging and impactful programs.  We focus our activities into three primary pillars; education, veterans, and community.  

Support your favorite pillar today by donating or by becoming a volunteer.

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