Programs and Events

April 1 - DIVE!

Maritime Museum

DIVE!” explores the history of SCUBA diving and the use of sunken ships as artificial reefs for aquatic life and divers. This exhibit includes an early 20th century brass and copper diving helmet, a model submarine, sea creatures, and infographics on diving and reefs. Join the museum as we explore the murky depths of the ocean.

June 23 - Submarine Day


Dive into the murky depths of the ocean on Saturday, June 23rd, as Battleship Cove highlights its popular World War II submarine USS Lionfish. Tour the submarine in a new way with submarine veterans on hand to answer questions. Make a periscope in our signature FUNshop, and train like a SONAR operator as you try to identify underwater sounds. These activities and more are scheduled throughout the day, from 10:00am-4:00pm. All activities are included with general admission.

June 30 - Star Wars Themed Day at Battleship Cove

Star Wars Themed Day at Battleship Cove
The ultimate family outing!
Saturday, June 30th

FALL RIVER, MA: Calling all Jedi! The Galactic Empire is one of the most feared military forces in the galaxy! However, did you know that their uniforms were inspired by the Germans during World War II? In fact, the look of Star Destroyers, “Stormtroopers”, spacecraft and battles all were designed based on symbols and imagery from the Second World War!

From 10 AM to 4 PM, there will be a rotating and fixed schedule of special Star Wars themed activities including:

• A special visitor from a “Galaxy Far, Far Away” will make an appearance.
• “How World War II inspired Star Wars” Demonstration Station
• The Dark or the Light: Enlist in Star Wars Craft
• Gamin Station featuring Star Wars inspired games including Battlefront 2
• Is that a Tie-Fighter: Star Wars ship spotting
• Special scavenger hunt
Feel free to attend in your favorite Star Wars costume. Be advised, masks or blasters (or any type of weapon) will not be allowed on campus – Light sabers will be allowed. All activities included in general admission.

Watch the City of Fall River’s magnificent display of fireworks from the decks of the battleship USS Massachusetts on Tuesday, July 4th. There is no better seat on the waterfront. Gates open at 7:30 pm. Fireworks begin at approximately 9:30 pm. Tickets are $10.00 per person, and are available at the Museum’s Gift Shop now, or online at Battleship Cove is open daily 9 am to 5 pm. Tickets are limited, so get yours now!

Please be advised there are no bags, weapons of any kind, or coolers allowed. All guests will need to go through a security checkpoint prior to entry. There is NO SMOKING anywhere on the property.

The fireworks are put on by the City of Fall River, and the museum is not responsible for delays or cancelations.

Refreshments will be available for sale at the Battleship Snack Shack.

July 6 - Free Fun Friday

Sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. Experience a sailor's life at Battleship Cove, the Maritime Museum and the Fall River Carousel all for free! Join us for Free Fun Friday on July 6!

This tour takes you into food-related areas on the battleship, not open to the public. The tour also includes a galley style meal that would have been served on the ship. Space is limited and reservations are required.

$65 per person.

July 21 - Annual Clambake Fundraiser

17 Mattapoisett Avenue, Sawansea MA

Battleship Cove and the Maritime Museum will hold its Fourth Annual Clambake Benefit on Saturday, July 21, 3:00-7:00pm, in Swansea!

The Clambake will feature an authentic "bake," (with lobster!) good friends and more, all at a gorgeous waterfront setting. Easy parking.

This is THE event of the season, and a worthy fundraiser for the Commonwealth's official memorial for WWII, Vietnam and Korean Wars, Gulf conflicts and the attacks of 9/11/2001, and the collections housed at the Maritime Museum.

For more information, please call 508-678-1100 ext. 101.

Special thanks to the Clambake Committee and Honorary Chairmen David W. & Daryl Ann Keyes

Tickets are $85 per person

View our Vietnam-era helicopter and ships, and hear from the veterans who served aboard them. Special tours and living history displays happen throughout the day. Kids can make helicopters and decorate helmets with purchase of a $5.00 FUNpass - all other activities are included with general admission.

Join Director of the PT Boat Collection, Donald Shannon for a tour inside tow rare PT Boats. These wooden boats, armed with torpedoes, were fast and furious attackers in coastal enemy waters. Tour includes lunch. Reservations are required as space is limited.

Non-members $65, Members $45. 9:00am-12:00pm.