Our ship is a designated National and State Historic Landmark and the majority of our spaces are accessible only by steep stairs. We do, however, have accommodations for the mobility impaired to create a memorable Museum visit.
Handicap parking is available both at the entrance of the pier and on the pier. A “scissor” lift is available to get a mobility impaired guest from the pier to the Hangar Deck for them and an escort. Use of the scissor lift can be requested upon arrival by contacting the Security Desk at (510) 521-8448 ext. 226.
The Hangar Deck is equipped with loaner wheelchairs, accessible restrooms. Once aboard, guests can also request a virtual tour of inaccessible spaces at the Admissions Desk which combines our audio tour with photographs of spaces below.
On the Hangar Deck we have several aircraft for viewing, including traditional propeller planes, helicopters, and jets. We also have an Apollo Program Mobile Quarantine Facility, Apollo Program Test Command Module, and Gemini Program Boiler Plate. One of our largest galleries is accessible and features our permanent exhibit, Splashdown: Apollo Recovery, which speaks about Hornet’s role in recovering the Apollo 11 and 12 astronauts. Additionally, we have a featured rotating exhibition display, which features a different subject two or tree times every year!