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Mighty Mo Open For Classroom Learning Opportunities

Engaging Educational Experiences Both On Board and Online

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (August 19, 2020) – Possibly the largest classroom on island, the Battleship Missouri holds 75 years of history and a multitude of educational programs for students between fourth and 12th grade. From virtual to on ship experiences, the Mighty Mo’s educational team offers immersive hands-on history lessons along with STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Math)-focused activities modified to fit the distance learning needs of our local students.

Bring the ship into your at-home classroom. Virtual classroom presenters can bring the story of America’s last battleship to life with a free 30-minute historic presentation in addition to a virtual tour of the battleship itself. For a more in-depth exploration, students can also opt for a one-hour virtual field trip followed by a session of student-based questions and answers. To learn more, email Education Coordinator Neil Yamamoto at

Maintaining physical distancing requirements, the Battleship Missouri Memorial also welcomes small groups of students for on ship programs. For students grades four through six, the Mighty Mo hosts “Underway with Mighty Mo Robotics,” a STEM themed lesson plan that incorporates LEGO. Additionally, “Journey with the Stars” is an interactive experience that provides students with a greater understanding of Hawaiian history, celestial navigation and current aquatic navigation technology. For more information regarding both programs, contact Education Director 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 has modified its hours of operation, Wednesday through Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. General admission, which includes choice of an optional tour, is $29.99 per adult and $13.99 per child (4-12). Military, kama‘āina (local resident) and school group pricing is $23.99 per adult and $11.99 per child (4-12). For information or reservations, call (808) 455-1600 or visit

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Media Contact:

Shere’e Quitevis
(808) 741-1668

Jaclyn Hawse
(808) 455-1600 ext. 246