Our Mission

The Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation preserves and honors the legacy of the USS Hornet, a national historic landmark, and its role in naval aviation history, the defense of our country, the Apollo Program and exploration of space.  The USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum connects the greatest generation of Americans with future generations, educating and inspiring them to meet the challenges they will face in the days to come.

Take a step into history and explore what the USS Hornet Sea, Air, and Space Museum have to offer. With docent led and self-exploring tour options there is something for the entire family to enjoy. Your adventure into history begins here.


Plan Your Visit

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Upcoming Events

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Flight Simulator

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Tickets & Admission

Admission tickets to the Museum may be purchased onboard the ship. Entry from the pier is via the first gangway.

Please note that there is a strict security policy in place regarding back packs and other large bags. If you have a bag larger than 12”X8”X12” you will be asked to return it to your vehicle.

For groups of 15 or more please visit our Group Tour page here

Buy tickets online or at the door.

Ticket Type
Adult Admission $20
Seniors & Military $15
Students $15
Youth $10
Children 6 & Under Free
Members Free

Getting Here

Contact Information

707 W Hornet Ave, Pier 3
Alameda CA 94501
(510) 521-8448
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Open Daily, 10am – 5pm
Closed New Year’s, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Days

NOTICE: No disabled access. The lift that is used to get disabled individuals on the ship is currently down for repairs. This makes the ship inaccessible to those in wheelchairs or who cannot navigate stairs. We apologize for any inconvenience. We are doing our best to repair the lift in a timely manner. Thank you for you patience.

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