WILMINGTON, NC – The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA announces the programming schedule for March, 2013.
March 16, 2013
Time: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
$65 per person. $60 for Friends members or active military.
Calling all Navy engineering enthusiasts! Join us for an in-depth program on the Battleship’s power plant. Learn in detail about the ship’s eight Babcock & Wilcox boilers, four sets of General Electric turbines and reduction gears, steam and diesel powered service turbo generators, along with electrical distribution, water distillation, and steering mechanisms. Our program features classroom presentations and behind-the-scenes tour of engineering spaces. North Carolina naval steam engine expert Gene Oakley demonstrates his working models of historic naval steam engines to place the Battleship’s engines in perspective. Discover what it took to propel a 36,000 ton heavily armored battlewagon bristling with massive firepower and 2,300 fighting men across the Pacific.
The program is for adults only (ages 16 and up) and is limited to 40 participants. It is not appropriate for those who have difficulty climbing narrow ladders or over knee-high hatches. Wear warm, comfortable, washable clothing, sturdy, rubber-soled shoes and bring a camera! Registration and payment are due by Thursday, March 14, 2012. Event is $65/$60 for Friends of the Battleship or active military. Call 910-251-5797 for reservations.
Easter Egg Hunt Carnival
March 29, 2013 (Good Friday)
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
$5 per person (including adults). Children 2 & under are free.
Hippity Hoppity down the Battleship trail for a fun Spring event with continuous games and egg hunts every 20 minutes. A petting zoo will also be on hand with the cutest little chicks around. Make sure to bring your camera and take pictures with Buddy the Battleship Bunny. Offered new this year is a slower paced hunt area for kids who need a less stressful environment or for children with special needs who choose a slower paced environment.
Admission for the Easter Egg Hunt Carnival is only $5 per person, kids 2 and under are free. We’ve talked with the Easter Bunny and he told us that he has even more surprises this year. Stay tuned as the eggs and festivities hop out of the basket. Sponsored by Jammin 99.9 and Once Upon A Child.
The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is self-supporting, not tax supported and relies primarily upon admissions to tour the Ship, sales in the Ship’s Store, donations and investments. No funds for its administration and operation come from appropriations from governmental entities at the local, state or federal levels. Located at the junction of Highways 17/74/76/421 on the Cape Fear River. Visit www.battleshipnc.com or follow us on Facebook.com/ncbb55 and Twitter.com/battleshipnc for more information.