Featured Exhibit

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Cartoons of WWII

The current exhibition is “Cartoons of WWII”, a multi-media display of many examples of cartoons and comic books that were used to entertain the troops and inform the public back home about the war effort. This exhibit will run until mid-March.

Our Hangar Bay also features rotating displays of artifacts and photographs related to the various aspects of the US Navy and sailor’s lives. Check back frequently as these change on monthly basis.

Ongoing Exhibits


Restored Spaces

The USS Hornet Museum strives to make the aircraft carrier as original as possible to its time in service. We have a team of dedicated and talented volunteers that strive to restore each area to the finest of detail. Currently the ships second deck has a majority of the spaces (rooms) restored. There are also several major areas of the third deck that also restored and available for Docent led tours.


Special Exhibits

The Museum also has special permanent exhibitions throughout the ship for you to enjoy. They pertain to a certain part of the US Navy history and tell a great story of honor and bravery. These special exhibits were created by passionate volunteer curators. The stories and artifacts within these rooms are on a case by case basis.


Aircraft On Display

Additional items continuously on display at the USS Hornet Museum throughout the Hangar Deck and on the Flight Deck

Enjoy Everything the Hornet Has to Offer