Visit the Museum

Visit the Museum:

The Battleship IOWA Museum is a Top 10 regional attraction, consistently rated as a must-see experience. Named as a “Best Cool Exhibits to See With Your Kids” by CBS Los Angeles, there are behind-the-scenes tours or a self-guided adventure using your mobile device highlighting life onboard for thousands of sailors during the last 70 years. If visitors decide the latter, they can interact with the National Battleship Museum exhibits using our state of the art, award-winning interactive app.

Tour Info

Learn the best ways to visit the museum.

Group Tours

Discounted rates for groups larger than 10.

Youth Programs

STEAM programs centered around students.

Full Steam Ahead

See the inner workings below deck!

Visiting the USS Iowa Battleship Museum at the Los Angeles Waterfront is a unique and award-winning interactive experience for individuals, families, groups and as an experiential tool for educators.

Children and adults alike can follow our clever mascot dog named Victory on a popular scavenger hunt. Known as the Battleship of Presidents, USS Iowa is located at the former home to the US Navy Pacific fleet and an area rich in maritime history.


 USS Iowa opens daily at 10:00 a.m. (Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas).

 The last ticket sold at 4:00 p.m.

Ship tours end at 4:00 p.m.

The ship closes at 5:00.

A Scavenger Hunt Adventure!

Kids and children of all ages are encouraged to join our beloved, canine “Victory” (USS Iowa’s official mascot) on a scavenger hunt while exploring the ship.

Our younger (and not so young) guests experience the “jungle gym” at sea where we encourage a touching, feeling, and playing experience! All hands on deck!