Programs and Events

March 9

Insider's Tour - Engine Room

Explore the rarely seen inner-workings of a mighty battleship and destroyer with engine room veteran Hugh Doyle. Ages 13+. Lunch is included.

$65 per non-member
$55 per member. Space is limited and reservations are required.

April 1

Season Opener

April 13

Hop to the Carousel

Hop to the Carousel
Saturday April 13, 2019
12:30-2:00pm

Hop over to the Carousel at Battleship Cove and meet the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 13!
Make a baby chick in the Easter crafts, go on an egg hunt, take a spin on the carousel for unlimited rides, and take pictures with the Easter Bunny.
Light refreshments will be served. $10 per child. Tickets must be pre-purchased.
Children MUST be accompanied by an adult at all time.

April 15-19

Liberty Week

Discover a Sailor's life at Battleship Cove and the Maritime Museum, and enjoy some "liberty" during School Vacation Week April 16-19th. Liberty is a term used by the US Navy to describe time off.

During Battleship Cove Liberty Week, the Demonstration Station, funded by the Yawkey Foundation, will be out all week with fun activities and incredible objects from WWII and maritime history. Touch, learn and play in this interactive guest experience at both museums! PLUS, as an added bonus the Fall River Carousel will be open all week.

Demonstration Station activities are included with general admission


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 24

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.