Press Releases

Battleship Missouri Memorial Safely Welcomes Back Visitors to The Mighty Mo

“Of Silhouettes and Ash: The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki” exhibit available through February 2021

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (December 10, 2020) – The Battleship Missouri Memorial is pleased to welcome back visitors to the Mighty Mo beginning December 16, 2020, while implementing Center for Disease Control (CDC) health guidelines for the safety of both employees and guests. During this initial reopening phase, the Battleship Missouri Memorial will be open Wednesday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., but will be closed Christmas and New Year's Day.

From the moment you step onto the shuttle bus at the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center, we are committed to regular sanitization of highly touched areas, commonly used spaces, and other surfaces throughout the site. Additional sanitizing stations will also be made available around the ship for guests to use. Food options at the Battleship Missouri will be limited during this time.

“We really want to stress that the health and wellbeing of our guests are of the utmost importance, which is why we are asking visitors to follow basic CDC guidelines upon arrival, including wearing a face mask and maintaining physical distance,” said Mike Carr, President and CEO of the Battleship Missouri Memorial. “We’ve implemented operational changes and are providing static tours to safely engage with guests about the history, firepower and legacy of the Mighty Mo. Guests are also welcomed to independently explore the USS Missouri.”

While on board, walk through the “Of Silhouettes and Ash: The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki” exhibit showcasing artifacts from the atomic bombings of August 1945. This summer exhibit has been renewed and extended through February 2021. The artifacts currently on display were just installed on December 2, 2020.

Additionally, the newly remodeled Kamikaze exhibit, located steps from “Of Silhouettes and Ash” on the ship’s Second Deck commemorates the 75th anniversary of the attack earlier this year. The exhibit includes new artifacts and Last Letter’s home from pilots from the Chiran Peace Museum in Japan and is the ship’s first permanent exhibit to be translated into four languages (English, Japanese, Korean & Chinese).

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 Wednesday through Saturday beginning December 16, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. General admission is $29.99 per adult and $13.99 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

# # #

Media Contact:
Shere’e Quitevis
(808) 741-1668

Jaclyn Hawse
(808) 455-1600 ext. 246