AAA Editor Notes
U.S. Navy Seabee Museum is at 3201 N. Ventura Rd. just north of Sunkist St.; there are access driveways off Sunkist St. (prior to reaching the base guard station) and the southbound lanes of Ventura Rd. This 38,833-square-foot facility—constructed with concrete, steel, glass and corrugated metal—presents models of equipment and battle scenes, weapons, uniforms, and crafts and fine arts by and about the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps and the Navy Seabees.
With a name taken from the acronym for construction battalions, or CBs, the Navy sailors have dug ditches; built military bases, roads and airstrips; and completed projects in war zones since 1942. Featured items include founder Admiral Ben Moreell's desk, a gold-plated Dragunov rifle recovered from Uday Hussein in Iraq; a full-size Humvee; a vintage Seabees pillow found by the History Channel's “American Pickers” crew; and objects and tools from World War II to the present.
Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.