The National Museum of the Surface Navy is a campaign of the Pacific Battleship Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit.
THE CAMPAIGN FOR FREEDOM OF THE SEAS
In 2025, phase 1 of a state-of-the-art experience at the busiest seaport in the United States: the National Museum of the Surface Navy will open aboard the Battleship IOWA.
By illuminating the importance of free and open oceans, we aim to inspire maritime peace and prosperity for our great nation.
The Freedom of the Seas campaign to build the National Museum of the Surface Navy is being spearheaded by the Pacific Battleship Center, the 501(c)3 non-profit responsible for establishing the Battleship IOWA Museum as a top 5 Los Angeles museum and an attraction. The Pacific Battleship Center secured the rights to build the Surface Navy Museum through a licensing agreement with the US Navy in 2018 and a Congressional designation in 2021.
Vision: To inspire global awareness of freedom of the seas.
Mission: To ignite curiosity, connect communities, and enhance understanding of America’s role in maritime peace and prosperity.
The timeline to build the museum pending donations and financial support is:
-  Phase 1: Core Experience aboard Battleship IOWA
-  Phase 2: Expanded Experience aboard Battleship IOWA
-  Phase 3: Freedom of the Seas Park and Pavilion
-  Phase 4: Deep Dive Experience aboard Battleship IOWA
Sponsorship / Naming Opportunities
Innovating, designing, and building the National Museum of the Surface Navy is no small endeavour and requires a broad range of support. The campaign team from the Pacific Battleship Center has engaged world-renowned designers to create WOW factor experiences that are memorable and transformational. There are several naming and sponsorship opportunities available including:
- Plank Owner Quarterdeck of Honor
- [Coming Soon] Surface Navy Sailor Stories
- Wow! Experiences and Showcases
- Freedom of the Seas Awards
- LA Fleet Week
Contact the Pacific Battleship Center Development Team to discuss the opportunities available at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Museum of the Surface Navy is a campaign of the Pacific Battleship Center, a reputable 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Los Angeles, CA. Affiliated brands of the Pacific Battleship Center include the top 5 rated Battleship IOWA Museum, LA Fleet Week, and Veterans West.
Pacific Battleship Center dba National Museum of the Surface Navy
250 S. Harbor Blvd.
San Pedro, CA 90731
Phone: 877-446-9261 ext. 747