Living Ship Days

Living Ship Days

Experience an aircraft carrier in action! Witness simulated flight operations; 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Our aircraft elevator is undergoing repairs and will not be in use until further notice.

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Scheduled Dates

Sunday, June 15, 2014 – Father's Day

Treat Dad to a Father's Day Barbecue on an Aircraft Carrier!

Treat Dad to a special Father’s Day celebration onboard the USS Hornet Museum on Sunday, June 15. The event will coincide with the Museum’s Living Ship Day.

The day will feature a BBQ for $10 and a Big Band performance beginning at 11:00am. Children of all ages can enjoy a free magic show by local magician Scott Alcalay. The show, which begins at 1:00pm, is a fun-filled extravaganza where guests get to be part of the act and help with the magic.

Alcalay began performing magic at the age of 11. While in fourth grade, he entered a talent show sponsored by the local Optimists Club and won first place. It was the start of his magical career. In 1981 Scott took his talents to the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California. He soon became a regular performing member.

In addition to the magic show, visitors can take part in various activities that are all part of Living Ship Day. The Museum comes to life as an operating aircraft carrier with flight simulations between 11:00am and 3:30pm. Visitors can meet former crew, sit in the cockpit of a fighter jet, and enjoy the sights and sounds of naval aviation.

Normal museum hours and admission prices apply. Ample free parking is available across from the pier.


If you enjoy our Living Ship Days, and the variety of informative speakers and exciting activities we offer, please consider making a donation directed specifically to the Education Department. Contact the Donations Department by phone at: (510) 521-8448 x238 or email: Donations@uss-hornet.org. Thank you for your support!

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