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National Museum of the Surface Navy
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Add your name as a supporter by becoming a Plank Owner of the National Museum of the Surface Navy. Not only will you receive a commemorative certificate, you will also be recognized for your level of support and earn Haze Gray* points that can be redeemed for merchandise, experiences, special events, and more.

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Plank Owner recognition

  • Show your support by adding your name as a Plank Owner of the National Museum of the Surface Navy for FREE.
  • Earn a Plank Owner recognition level with all of your donations to the Pacific Battleship Center and the National Museum of the Surface Navy at the Battleship IOWA.
  • Once you register, you can memorialize a loved ones service by adding their name to your Plank Owner profile.
  • Permanently “lock-in” your recognition level once you obtained it regardless of additional donations.

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  • Donate (cash and in-kind), volunteer, advocate, and support to earn points.  The more you’re engaged, the more points you earn, and the higher your earnings multiplier.  Points never expire and keep accruing with your support.
  • Redeem your points for merchandise, visits, experiences, special events, space rental, special offers, and more.

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*Registering as a Plank Owner entitles you to a free digital certificate. Printed certificates are reserved for Plank Owner’s that donate $25 or more.  As a Plank Owner, you will receive updates, invitations, and recognition as a museum Plank Owner. It may take up to 10 days for donations to reflect in your listing and upgrade your status.

*The Haze Gray points system is in development to be released in 2022. All donations, volunteer hours, and numerated support will be applied to your Haze Gray account retroactively.  If you choose to donate without logging in, we will strive to match your donation up to an existing record.  If we are unable to locate a record, we will create one for your contribution.

Top 5 Museum

Battleship USS Iowa is one of the top five museums and attractions in Los Angeles, bringing the ship’s history to life through in-person and virtual tours and educational programs for youth. In addition to providing a natural platform for veterans and patriotic civilians to come together as a community, Battleship USS Iowa Museum provides a wide array of impactful programs and resources that support the critical needs of our military and veterans.


The National Museum of the Surface Navy will raise awareness of the U.S. Navy Surface Fleet’s important role in international relations, free trade, humanitarian assistance, and technological innovation. The state-of-the-art museum will include a 270-degree theater experience, simulated combat engagement center, an interactive holographic globe depicting Navy operations around the world, and an interactive recreation of a modern Navy ship bridge.

Celebrating Veterans

Battleship USS Iowa and the future National Museum of the Surface Navy celebrates veterans of all military services. You’ve served your country honorably and we offer you the opportunity to immortalize your service and show your support for the Navy’s first and only National Museum for the Surface Navy.
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About the National Museum of the Surface Navy

After 250 years of service, the first national museum dedicated to the men and women of the Surface Navy will open aboard Battleship USS Iowa in Los Angeles, California in 2025.

The National Museum of the Surface Navy at the Battleship IOWA is licensed by the U.S. Navy to the Pacific Battleship Center, a top-rated 501c3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. The organization’s mission and programming is solely supported by admissions, gift store, and donations from supporters like you. We do not receive government funding for our operations.

For more information on the Pacific Battleship Center, please visit