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Battleship Missouri Memorial Restarts its Educational Programs for the 2021-2022 School Year

Educational Programs can be provided onsite and offsite of the Mighty Mo

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (October 12, 2021) – The Battleship Missouri Memorial announces that it will restart its educational programs following a yearlong pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From virtual experiences to now in-person opportunities, the Battleship Missouri Memorial’s educational team will bring back its immersive hands-on youth STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)-focused activities, field trips, and hosting of community events geared toward students onboard the Mighty Mo.

“We understand navigating in-person learning right now is heavily focused on keeping our keiki healthy and safe. The Battleship Missouri Memorial continues to put the wellbeing of our guests as a top priority with a mostly open-air environment, while also providing an opportunity to be an educational resource and tool,” said Dan Parsons, Director of Education at the Battleship Missouri Memorial.

The USS Missouri Memorial Association is committed to regular sanitization of highly touched areas, commonly used spaces, and other surfaces from the moment you step onto the shuttle bus at the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center and at the Battleship Missouri Memorial. Additional sanitizing stations are also available throughout the ship for guests to use.

For teachers and educators who would like to book a field trip or get involved with the Mighty Mo, contact Dan Parsons at (808) 455-1600 ext. 240 or via email at

About the Battleship Missouri Memorial
Since opening in January 1999, the Battleship Missouri Memorial has attracted more than 9-million visitors from around the world with a fascinating tour experience showcasing the USS Missouri’s unique place in history. Located a mere ship’s length from the USS Arizona Memorial, the Mighty Mo completes a historical visitor experience that begins with the “day of infamy” and sinking of the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and ends with Japan’s formal surrender aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945.

The USS Missouri had an astounding career over five decades and three wars – World War II, the Korean War, and Desert Storm – after which it was decommissioned and donated to the USS Missouri Memorial Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Association operates the Battleship Missouri Memorial as a historic attraction and oversees her care and preservation with the support of visitors, memberships, grants, and donations.

Safety is our top priority. The Battleship Missouri Memorial is taking additional steps to assure guests will have a safe and healthy experience touring the Mighty Mo. We respectfully ask all visitors to abide by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) safety guidelines while on site.

The Battleship Missouri Memorial is open Monday through Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. General admission is $34.99 per adult and $17.49 per child (4-12). Military, kama‘āina (local resident) and school group pricing is available. For information or reservations, call (808) 455-1600 or visit

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