Saturday, June 6, 2009

Onboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet in Alameda

Father's Day onboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet in Alameda

Sunday, June 21

Bring Dad aboard the historic USS Hornet Museum in Alameda on Father's Day, Sunday, June 21, to experience "Living Ship Day." Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in mission briefings, see airplanes lifted to the flight deck, and sit in a fighter jet cockpit. Family activities and ship tours will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is ample free parking and a food concession. Admission is adults $14, seniors (65 and older) $12, Military ID and students $12, youth 5-17 $6, under 5 years free with paying adult.

The USS Hornet is a world-class sea, air and space museum with an emphasis on the legacy of naval aviation and the Apollo 11 mission recovery. Open for public tour are the restored flight deck, hangar bays, engine room, flight control, captain's bridge, sick bay, pilot ready rooms and combat information center. Included among the numerous exhibits are the "Apollo Splashdown" display and 15 aircraft ranging from WWII vintage to modern era. Dads can get a close-up look at a TBM Avenger, an F-14 Tomcat, an S-3 Viking, and an authentic Apollo space capsule.

The day before Father's Day, treat Dad to a special Flashlight Tour beginning at 8:30 a.m. and explore the lower decks of the USS Hornet that have not been opened to the public. The tour is $35 per person and includes museum admission for the entire day. Reservations are required.

For Flashlight Tour reservations or information about Living Ship Day call (510) 521-8448, x 282.

The Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to inspiring people of all ages to experience naval history, science, and space technology first-hand. A registered State and National Historic Landmark, the ship is permanently berthed at 707 W. Hornet Avenue, Pier 3 in Alameda, CA. The ship is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular admission is $6-$14 and there is ample free parking across from the pier. For more information, visit or call (510) 521-8448.

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