UPDATE: The Battleship is open to the public, but new procedures in place to help ensure the safety of staff and visitors prevent us from holding events such as this one. We are disappointed to have to skip our programs, but are happy to welcome visitors to tour outdoor areas of the Ship’s main deck and above.


Saturday, April 18, 2020

Two kids work on LEGO robotics project

Lions and Tigers: 10:30 a.m.-noon to earn a STEM certificate, $28.89 (includes admission and certificate)

Wolves, Bears, Webelos, Arrows of Light: 1:00-3:30 p.m. to earn a STEM NOVA badge, $39.59, (includes admission; badge not included)


Gear Shifters STEM Explorers logoUtilizing LEGO Bricks, gears and other technic elements and motors, Cubs will build exclusive models related to the Battleship’s engineering and computer technologies.  Gear Shifters STEM Explorers workshops are designed specifically for Cub Scouts to earn their Swing! STEM NOVA Badge. Workshops present STEM-focused education in an interactive and engaging way.  Hands-on model building promotes learning and teamwork while meeting Cub Scout requirements.  Program held in the Battleship Wardroom where officers dined.

ADULTS: Regular admission is $14 plus tax; Group of 10 or more with a single source paying is $10 plus tax.

LUNCH:  Bring your bag lunch and enjoy in Battleship Park.

BATTLESHIP 101:  Enjoy Battleship 101 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. included with admission. Friendly, knowledgeable volunteers stationed throughout the ship engage visitors in specific subjects and areas including gunnery, radar, sick bay, galley, engineering, and daily shipboard life. Try on helmets, raise signal flags, “text” using semaphore flags, tap out your name using Morse code, type on vintage typewriters and more! A great event for all ages. Bring your questions and cameras!

REGISTRATION: For more information or to register, please contact Shelly Robinson at 910-399-9101 or michelle.robinson@ncdcr.gov.