Programs and Events

July 26 - Titanic

Maritime Museum at Battleship Cove

Titanic - Learn about the RMS TITANIC and make your own White Star Line Luxury Liner in this popular art series for kids.Class and supplies are included with general admission, or $5.00 per class (no admission to ships or collections). Supported by the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Charitable Foundation

August 5 - Vietnam History Day

Join Battleship Cove as we delve into the history of the Vietnam War, honor the sacrifices of our troops and give thanks to the veterans still with us today on Saturday, August 5, from 10:00am – 4:00pm at Vietnam History Day.

Over 2.6 million American men and women served within the borders of South Vietnam during the war and in recognition of our troops, all Vietnam Veterans will receive free admission all day long.

Peek inside the Bell UH-IM Iroquois helicopter and learn about its two tours in Vietnam and tour the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., which houses an official war memorial to those who served in Vietnam. The museum will also offer their signature FUNshops and educational programming throughout the day:
Huey Helicopter showcase
Our Bell UH-1M Iroquois (aka Huey) helicopter saw action in the Vietnam War and has the battle damage to prove it. Learn about this machine—the most widely used helicopter in the world-- from veteran crew chiefs who served during the war.

Helicopter Flight Funshop
More than 5,000 helicopters flew in the skies above Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, and they did everything from medical evacuations to air assaults. Make your own helicopter out of popsicle sticks and rubber bands, then launch it.

Helmet Graffiti Funshop
Soldiers wrote and drew on their helmets as a way to express themselves during the Vietnam War. Make your own “graffiti” on a plastic helmet in this FUNshop. Helmet available for purchase in the gift store for $5.00.

In Country: A Tour of Duty during the Vietnam War
A hands-on display focusing on the daily life of the combat infantryman during a tour of duty in Vietnam. View and touch weapons and equipment such as a poncho “hootch”, helmet and flak jackets, jungle boots, military maps and compass, and grenades.

Activities are included with general admission.

Join PT Boat Curator, Donald Shannon for a tour inside the museum's rare PT Boats. The inside of these rare gems are not open the general public, so this is your chance to see how the sailors aboard them lived, and hear from one of the leading experts on how PT Boats operated during wartime. Tour includes admission to the museum and lunch. Space is limited. Recommended for ages 13+.

There are currently only 11 PT Boats left in the world and only three on display. Two are at Battleship Cove. $75 for Non-members, $55 Members.

September 2 - World War II Saturday

History comes alive when over 50 WWII Allied and Axis living historians arrive at Battleship Cove. See an exciting display of equipment, artillery and vehicles. Special programs scheduled throughout the day. All activities are included with general admission. Rain or shine. 9:00am-5:00pm.

September 2 - Nautical Nights Family Overnight

Spend the night on a WWII battleship and discover a sailor's life! Sleep in restored Navy bunks, enjoy great new programs such as sea bag races and signal flag classes, and two great meals. Guests also will enjoy admission to two great museums and four ships and two boats!
$65 per person - members save $10; join today!

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 508-678-1100 ext. 101.

September 11 - Rite of Reflection Ceremony

In memory of one of the deadliest attacks on this nation, the museum will host an official Remembrance Ceremony to honor the fallen, those still with us and the heroes who continue to sacrifice and fight for our country.

Ceremony will take place at 8:30am at Battleship Cove and will end with a 21-gun salute from the battleship MASSACHUSETTS. The ceremony is open to the public, and there is no cost to attend.