F.A.Q & Testimonials

Frequently Asked Questions: 

How many students can I bring?

See the limits set for each program based on CDC and DOE guidelines due to COVID-19.

How long do the tours last?

The guided tour lasts 35 minutes but, allow an additional 30 minutes to explore the entire ship.

How much does it cost?

Contact us for program cost.

How do I pay for visit?

We accept cash, check, credit cards or purchase order.

What do we need to bring for the encampment?

Ask us for the complete Encampment Guidebook which covers what to and what not to bring.


“The most awesome field trip I have ever been on.” – Alexis, student Pearl Harbor Kai Elementary

“I was amazed by how much history and education was learned by my students and
myself” – Sherry, teacher Hau’ula Elementary

“After the trip the students had a better appreciation for the history that is in their
own backyards.” – Jennifer, teacher Makaha Elementary

“It gave the students the best type of learning experience. Hands on. They will never forget it.” – teacher Pearl Harbor Elementary

“Staying aboard the U.S.S. Missouri is a once-in-alifetime event, and we learned so much during our trip.” – student

“If any school is looking for a new and different way to experience history, the USS Missouri encampment program is the way! We highly recommend the program and we will certainly be back.” – teacher

“The experience exceeded my expectations. I didn’t expect the staff to be so knowledgable or courteous. Awesome experience.” – teacher

Virtual Classroom Testimonials: 

Thank you so much for our tour yesterday. My friends and family really enjoyed it!! You had a bunch of teachers listening to you. I still teach at Bridgewater State University as an Adjunct Professor. Mary Goode is the retired principal of the Mary K Goode School in Middleboro, and Anne Wass is the Past President of the Massachusetts Teachers Association. There were a few other retired teachers there too so you had a tough audience and passed with flying colors!!!-Joyce / Adjunct Professor, Bridgewater State University 

Thank you for the great virtual tour! I had no idea what to expect since this is my first experience doing a tour online. The facts and history you provided along with the interactive photos was really awesome. Plus I can tell you're passionate which really brought the experience to life. It's been a while since I visited the USS Missouri and I'm putting it on my list of places to go once this is all over. Please share my appreciation with the other member of your team that was on the call. I could tell our kids and families really enjoyed the experience, and during this time opportunities like this mean a lot.  -Tyler / Chief Programs Officer, Big Brothers Big Sisters

I just wanted to say a BIG MAHALO for today! We had so much fun, and I’m already getting messages just minutes after ending how informative and fun it was. Thank you to you and your awesome team. We’re so grateful to be able to connect during these times and keep our keiki engaged.-Nicole / Regional Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters Kaua‘i

The COVID-19 pandemic brought many changes to the way educators did education. Suddenly, distance learning became a stark reality and public educators at every grade level found themselves learning new tools of the trade. Although online programs such as google classroom were not new to everyone, accessing and using all the tools and platforms available in the G Suite were now of utmost importance. However, learning to use those platforms was a definite learning curve. As all of us were following the news for the next steps of protecting the people of our island home, one news report mentioned that the USS Missouri BB-63  would be holding online or virtual field trips. As a result, I followed up with the lead and discovered a perfect opportunity for my 7th grade English classroom students.The person who was instrumental in making the idea a reality was Education Outreach Coordinator, Neil Yamamoto. After several discussions, we agreed to have three one-hour meetings that would help students understand three important historical moments, including the weaponry details of the USS Missouri that were a real hit with the boys! Lastly, all the information led to a culminating activity that involved students in being the mayor or governor for a day during this pandemic. In addition, previous to the actual virtual field trip dates, Mr. Yamamoto provided a written outline that detailed everything we discussed. It helped me stay organized and make sure I had things prepared to support the students. More importantly, Mr. Yamamoto’s historical knowledge was impeccable and his ability to deliver the information to 7th graders, incredible! The students were engaged and enjoyed learning the US history that directly impacted Hawaii. We also enjoyed “touring” the USS Missouri and learning the interesting features of the battleship. Many students are now even more interested in visiting the Arizona Memorial and USS Missouri in person. I would highly recommend visiting the USS Missouri in person or remotely with Mr. Neil Yamamoto and the rest of the staff and leadership at USS Missouri BB-63 to other teachers. I also look forward to future presentations with the USS Missouri. -Robin / 7th Grade ELA teacher at Konawaena Middle School