Overnight Camping - USS LEXINGTON Museum on the bay in Corpus Christi, Texas


About the Program

An adventure awaits your group when they camp overnight on the USS LEXINGTON. They’ll hear stories from the ship’s illustrious past – covering topics like kamikaze attacks, the manpower it takes to navigate an aircraft carrier, and being named the “Blue Ghost” by Tokyo Rose herself. The chapters of this history lesson unfold over 11 different levels within the ship, giving their curious minds a hands-on experience that reflects on the sacrifices made by that patriotic generation, builds camaraderie, inspires love of learning and is just plain fun!

The overnight stay is an ideal program for scouts, homeschoolers, and adventure seekers of all ages. The itinerary serves as a lesson plan and includes tours of the ship, stories of historical events from her past, a scavenger hunt, a movie in the 3D MEGA Theater, LEX ghost stories, two trips through the chow line, bunking in original crew quarters, an unforgettable flag ceremony and so much more!

General Info & Safety

Group I.D.
Sleeping Areas
Equipment Needed
Fire Drills
Simultaneous Events Notice
Arrival Time

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Can Participate?
Leader/Camper Ratio
What Does It Cost?
Payment of Fees


1200 – 1500 Arrival & Check-In

1600 3D MEGA Movie

1645 Quarters

1700 Supper

1800 Patriotic Flag Ceremony

1830 Self-Guided Tours/Scavenger Hunt

2130 Ghost Stories

2245 Tattoo (Lights out in 15 minutes)

2300 Taps (Lights Out)

(Subject to change)

0645 Reveille

0700-0730 Move Out

0745 Breakfast

0830 Morning Colors, Final Quarters, Patches Awarded

0900 Departures
(Subject to change)

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Book Your Group

Fill out the Application and submit online with your deposit. In order to process your reservation, we must have both the deposit paid and the reservation form completed. Please understand we cannot make your reservation without both of these items!

Please have a 1st and 2nd choice of dates that you would like to camp aboard LEXINGTON. If possible, we will honor your first choice but be prepared to accept your second choice.

Space can be held only with a deposit. We will confirm your reservation date in writing. Because of the popularity of this program, we suggest reservations be made as early as possible. Six months in advance is recommended. Deposit must be received before reservation will be confirmed.


A deposit of $100.00 per group per night is required to confirm your group’s reservation and the price is $55 a night per person. No tentative reservations will be accepted. In the event of group cancellation, deposit is not refundable but may be credited to future reservations if done sixty (60) days prior to original arrival date.

Payment of Fees:

Please exercise great care in establishing the count of your group. The exact number of persons camping and total payment is due sixty (60) days prior to arrival. The number of attendees may not decrease after the sixty-day guarantee and absolutely no refunds will be made after that date. At no time will LEXINGTON accept refund requests from individual group members, regardless of arrival date – all contact is through the group leader.

For Groups of 100 or more

Please contact the Live Aboard office for more information.

Two Night Programs

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LEXINGTON also offers two-night programs. There is enough free time on the second day to visit some of the area’s other great attractions like the Texas State Aquarium (right next door), Museum of Science & History, Art Museum, water parks or to Padre Island National Seashore, about 30 minutes from the ship. On the second night there will be a scavenger hunt in place of the tour.

We are very flexible with two-night itineraries and will work with your group to make your stay the very best.

For More Information or Help Booking Your Group:

Contact us via email at Live Aboard
Call us at 361-888-4873 ext 321 or 800-LADY LEX ext 321.