Visit the Museum

Visit the Museum:

The Battleship IOWA Museum Los Angeles an award-winning interactive tour and activity aboard the nation’s last class of battleships .Your museum adventure highlights life at sea through innovating and engaging exhibits and tours. Download our FREE tour app to experience augmented reality, videos, and special tours aboard this historic icon (available in 7 languages). Children can follow our clever mascot dog named Victory on a popular scavenger hunt. Regardless of age, there is something for all to experience aboard the Battleship IOWA.

The Battleship IOWA is located on the LA Waterfront with a backdrop of the Nation’s busiest port complex, the Port of Los Angeles. There is no better place in the Western Hemisphere to see active cargo ship traffic and cargo movement, while enjoying a memorable experience.

Tour Info

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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!