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Battleship IOWA Museum and the future National Museum of the Surface Navy are operated by the Pacific Battleship Center – a 501c3 non-profit organization. The Pacific Battleship Center doesn’t receive government funding for operations and relies on public programs and donations to continue operating and growing. In a short 8 years, the Battleship IOWA has become a top 5 museum in Los Angeles.

  • 501c3 non-profit exemption for Pacific Battleship Center approved on December 30, 2008 with IRS registration number 26-3934742. View our rating at Guidestar and Charity Navigator.
  • State of Iowa contributed $3,000,000 for refurbishment of the USS Iowa in 2012. Additional contributors provided critical funding to save and open the ship at the Port of Los Angeles.
  • In 2018, Pacific Battleship Center licensed the “National Museum of the Surface Navy” from the U.S. Navy to build a museum in honor of surface sailors since 1775.

BATTLESHIP IOWA MUSEUM

Battleship IOWA has become a top 5 museum in Los Angeles in less than a decade after opening to the public.  Our next major improvement is our transition to the National Museum of the Surface Navy at the Battleship IOWA by 2025.  The museum complex will be based on the Battleship IOWA and operated by the Pacific Battleship Center – a 501c3 non-profit organization. The Pacific Battleship Center doesn’t receive government funding for operations and relies on public programs and donations to continue operating and growing.

Supporting the Battleship IOWA Museum helps fund today’s operations and maintenance of the ship.

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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE SURFACE NAVY

In 2020, the National Museum of the Surface Navy at the Battleship IOWA launched its capital campaign to raise $60 million to build the museum on board the ship.  The “Surface Navy Museum” is expected to open in 2025 to honor surface navy sailors and their efforts to ensure our world’s oceans security, democracy, and prosperity for the American people and global population.  The US Navy licensed the National Museum of the Surface Navy to the Pacific Battleship Center – a 501c3 non-profit organization in 2018. The Pacific Battleship Center doesn’t receive government funding for operations and relies on public programs and donations to continue operating and growing.

Supporting the National Museum of the Surface Navy helps fund the planning, design, and construction of the museum. 

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DEVELOPMENT CONTACT INFORMATION

The Pacific Battleship Center leadership and development team strive to connect you to our mission and provide you a memorable experience with our organization.  Please feel free to contact our team with any comments, questions, concerns, or to simply touch base!  

TELEPHONE

877-446-9261
Extension 747

ADDRESS

250 S. Harbor Blvd.
San Pedro, CA  90731

E-MAIL

Development Office
development@labattleship.com

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