Programs and Events

April 27

SOLD OUT Brayton Point Tower Demolition

Watch the demolition of the Brayton Point Cooling Towers from the bow of Big Mamie as they implode, April 27th at 8:00AM.

$5 a person.
Coffee and delicious pastries will be available.
Front row seating!

Doors will open at 7:30AM.

April 27

Amateur Radio Day

Radio communications were absolutely crucial for Navy ships. join members of the Massasoit Amateur Radio Association as they make contact with operators near and far. Visitors are encouraged to observe them, ask questions, and try their hand at broadcasting.

9:00-5:00pm. Included with general admission.

April 27

Insider's Tour - Destroyer

Join the museum's lead volunteers as they explore areas of the destroyer, USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. not open to the general public.

$65 general admission, $55 members. Includes lunch. 9:00am-12:00pm. Registration is required.

May 18

Insider's Tour - Firepower

Join experts on battleship gun technology in this small and intimate tour of Big Mamie's 16" guns. This tour walks visitors though the process of loading and firing, as well as providing historical context. Tour includes lunch. 9:00am-3:00pm. Please plan accordingly.

$65 general admission, $55 members. Registration is required.

May 25

WWII Comic Book Day

The Second World War was not just fought on the frontlines. The sales of comic books increased markedly during World War II. They were cheap, portable and had inspirational, patriotic stories of good triumphing over evil. The tales very much reflected the events and values of the time. Pro-American characters were popular, particularly Captain America, a superhero whose entire creation was based on aiding the country's war effort.

Learn how heroes like Superman, Captain America, Wonder Woman and more were used to sell war bonds, inspire conservation, and spread the message of doing your part in the war effort.

Comic book activities and fun for the whole family included with general admission.

May 25

Memorial Day Weekend

Free admission to active duty, veterans, and reserve military personnel who show proof of service for the entire weekend.

May 27

Memorial Day Ceremony

Honor and commemorate the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. The ceremony is open to the public at no charge. Rain or shine. 12:00pm

May 31- June 2

Museum Ships on Air

Sponsored by the Battleship New Jersey, this is a nation-wide radio event that aims to get as many museum ships on the air for 48 hours. The USS Massachusetts and USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. will be on-air, so stop by and connect with other ships around the country.

June 15 - NEW DATE

USS Massachusetts Volunteer Field Day

Now here this, now here this! Here is your chance to help preserve a WWII battleship! Lunch and supplies are provided. Please call 508-678-1100 ext. 102 to register.

June 6

75th Anniversary of D-Day

Operation Overlord was the largest invasion in human history. Honor the soldiers, sailors, and airman who opened the western front in the battle for the liberation of Europe 75 years ago. Watch movies and stop by our Demonstration Stations to learn more about this pivotal event in history.

July 8-12

Camp Cove - Attention All Sailors!

Come aboard the ships at Battleship Cove and experience a sailor's life all week long. Determine your rating, ID enemy aircraft, decipher secret messages, navigate safely through a minefield, and so much more! Fun and educational demonstrations, programs and adventures.

Battleship Cove is launching Camp Cove, an annual summer camp which seeks to benefit the children of the South Coast region of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and beyond. Camp Cove will be an immersive experience dedicated to educating our daytime campers in the exciting world of history, science, and the arts. Camp Cove runs Monday - Friday, 9:30am-3:00pm. Drop off starts at 8:45am, and pick up begins at 3:15pm and runs until 4:00pm. Early drop off/late pick up can be arranged. Camp includes T-shirt, lunch, snack and educational activities in a structured and safe environment.

Scholarships are available. For application, please email battleship@battleshpcove.org.

June 15

Insider's Tour - Communications

On June 15th, explore the complexity of naval communications - from signal flags to radios, aboard a WWII Battleship.

9:00am-12:00pm. Lunch is included.

$65 per person
$55 Members

Please check-in to Visitor Center 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

July 15-19

Camp Cove - Ready to Launch!

Ready to Launch -- Learn the basics of space travel in this exciting week. Construct lunar landers, build and launch AlakFuji rockets from mission control, and design and fly aircraft from the deck of a carrier. Fun and educational demonstrations, programs and adventures.

Battleship Cove is launching Camp Cove, an annual summer camp which seeks to benefit the children of the South Coast region of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and beyond. Camp Cove will be an immersive experience dedicated to educating our daytime campers in the exciting world of history, science, and the arts. Camp Cove runs Monday - Friday, 9:30am-3:00pm. Drop off starts at 8:45am, and pick up begins at 3:15pm and runs until 4:00pm. Early drop off/late pick up can be arranged. Camp includes T-shirt, lunch, snack and educational activities in a structured and safe environment.

Scholarships are available. For application, please email battleship@battleshpcove.org.

July 22-26

Camp Cove - A Pirate's Life for You!

If you have ever wanted to talk like a pirate, design and construct your own pirate ship, or learn about the creatures of the deep, this week is for you. Avoid running into islands with your pirate ship, learn how to keep the ocean clean, and create your own nautical-themed art.

Battleship Cove is launching Camp Cove, an annual summer camp which seeks to benefit the children of the South Coast region of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and beyond. Camp Cove will be an immersive experience dedicated to educating our daytime campers in the exciting world of history, science, and the arts. Camp Cove runs Monday - Friday, 9:30am-3:00pm. Drop off starts at 8:45am, and pick up begins at 3:15pm and runs until 4:00pm. Early drop off/late pick up can be arranged. Camp includes T-shirt, lunch, snack and educational activities in a structured and safe environment.

Scholarships are available. For application, please email battleship@battleshpcove.org.

August 3

Vietnam History Day

Learn about the conflict that shock a nation. Go behind the scenes for special talks, tours of the Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter, and living history displays outlining the Vietnam war.