In an average year, over 60,000 visitors come to the Museum
The USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum in The Bay Area
In an average year, over 60,000 visitors come to the Museum. They come to step into history and learn about the long service history of this great ship. That history spanned from 1943 – 1970 and included service in the Pacific Theatre of World War II, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, and finally as part of NASA’s Apollo program. Visitors learn about how sailors lived, the aircraft they flew, the recovery of the Apollo 11 and 12 astronauts, and more. The Hangar Deck, Flight Deck, and 2nd Deck are open for self-guided tours. Lower decks and the Island super-structure can be accessed as part of guided tours and include the engine room, catapult systems, and much more. The Museum has robust Education programming and works with schools from all over the Bay Area. We also hold engaging Community Events and are a unique venue for Private Events. Our crew of staff and volunteers works hard to ensure everyone’s experience aboard the ship is a memorable one! We are also a resource for veterans—many of our crew are veterans and many of our community events are focused on veterans and, more generally, civic duty and service.