Battleship IOWA will be closed for a special event Monday, Oct. 4 - Wednesday, Oct. 6. We will resume regular hours Thursday, Oct. 7.

Financial Information


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 private 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.




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