Experience an aircraft carrier in action! Witness simulated flight operations as aircraft are lifted to the flight deck and placed into launch position; participate in mission briefings; meet former crew; sit in the cockpit of a fighter jet!
Usually scheduled for the third Saturday of each month. Due to unpredictable weather, Hornet’s Living Ship Day Season usually runs from March-September and is subject to change. Please check back for updates to our schedule of Living Ship Day Events.
Saturday, November 16, 2013 – Hornet Anniversaries
Join HORNET for a special November Living Ship Day as we celebrate two special anniversaries!
This fall is the 70th anniversary of the commissioning of the U.S. Navy ship Hornet (CV-12) and 15th anniversary of the opening of the USS Hornet Museum. On Saturday, November 16, the Museum will hold a day of celebration to commemorate these two significant anniversaries.
This will consist of a special Living Ship Day from 11:00am–4:00pm with regular Museum admission. In addition to the usual Living Ship activities where carrier operations are simulated, there will be a guest speakers panel (.pdf) of former crew representing each decade of Hornet’s service and those instrumental in opening the Museum. There will also be a special anniversary exhibit titled “Hornet: Reflection Through Time” and other activities.
An evening celebration from 6:00pm – 11:00pm will be a fundraising gala featuring special guest Apollo 12 astronaut Dick Gordon, a seated gourmet buffet dinner with hosted bar, live & silent auctions, a musical performance by The Sun Kings (Beatles tribute band), other entertainment, and surprise guests. For more information, visit our website at Anniversary Gala.
The goal is to raise funds to support the USS Hornet Museum’s educational mission and to continue the restoration of this remarkable ship. Come aboard and celebrate with us!
If you enjoy our Living Ship Days, please consider making a specified donation to the Education Department to assist with expenses for this program so that the Museum can continue to bring you interesting speakers and activities. Contact the Donations Department by phone at: (510) 521-8448 x238 or email: Donations@us-hornet.org. Thank you for your consideration!