Find Victory at Sea With Battleship Iowa’s Kids Club in Los Angeles

By Will Drickey

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Kids can explore the Battleship Iowa as part of the ship’s Victory’s Cadet Club. PHOTO COURTESY BATTLESHIP IOWA

Is your child really interested in warships? Not just curious, but run-away-to-join-the-Navy interested? The Battleship Iowa Museum in San Pedro has just the right outlet for such eager-to-be sailors: a newly unveiled Victory’s Cadet Club, a kids club in Los Angeles!

Named after the vessel’s World War II canine mascot, the club offers yearlong memberships for ages 6-12 and boasts a bevy of benefits, including tours, a hat and backpack, personalized dog tags and a water bottle – all for $49.95. An additional perk is free year-round admission for each cadet, but they must be accompanied by an adult, who pays half price.

Cadets will receive exclusive invites to events, including ice skating during the holidays and a birthday celebration for Victory the dog. They are also welcome to attend Camp Battleship, an overnight program on the ship, which includes STEM activities, a meal on the mess decks and the chance to spend the night in the same berths used by American sailors throughout the Iowa’s storied history. A small fee is charged for these events.

“We wanted to make sure that every child has the opportunity to experience all that Battleship Iowa offers,” says CEO and President Jonathan Williams. “Each time they visit, they’ll have a unique adventure.”

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