2020 was a very busy year for the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, even though it was closed to the public for much of it.
“We took advantage of the closures in 2020 to make a number of improvements to our campus and have been delighted by the response since we opened in November,” says Chuck Merkel, Executive Director of the Pacific Fleet Submarine Memorial Association.
The improvements include new interpretive signs for all of the outside exhibits, an outdoor play area for children, and the addition of a hull ring at the campus entrance that compares the size of World War II submarines to today’s much larger nuclear subs.
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park
The World War II submarine, USS Bowfin, is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The Gift Shop, food service and all concessions are open. The museum has been closed for renovations, but is scheduled to open during this magazine’s issue date range. When open, the museum will provide a meaningful and interactive experience to learn about the history of the U. S. Navy’s submarine force during WWII, the Cold War, today and into the future. Please check for the latest updates at their website at www.bowfin.org.