First Responders Live Aboard Overnight Program

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First Responders Live Aboard Overnight Program

September 23 @ 5:00 pm - September 24 @ 10:00 am

The Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation preserves and honors the legacy of USS Hornet, a National and State 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.

Come aboard and experience a night in the life of a sailor on a WWII aircraft carrier! We offer the ultimate overnight experience for scouts, youth groups, friends, and families!

  • Sleep in restored berthing compartments where the real Hornet crew lived
  • Enjoy dinner and breakfast in the Crew’s Mess
  • Learn about this famous aircraft carrier’s daring exploits
  • Explore the key areas in the ship and the historical naval aircraft on board
  • Learn about NASA’s Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 space missions that put the first humans on the Moon
  • Ride the Flight Simulator – experience what it’s like to catapult and fly from the carrier
  • Earn a special crew member patch & certificate!
  • Ample Free Parking

This price includes dinner and breakfast in the original crew’s mess hall, personalized tours, shared berthing in the original crew’s compartments, a ride in the flight simulator, and a certificate and coupon for a future visit! Remember to bring a sleeping bag, pillow, flashlight, and toothbrush!


Is there minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Participants must be at least 6 years old.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is free parking in the lot in front of the ship.

What can I bring into the event?

Please bring a sleeping bag, pillow, flashlight, and toothbrush. All overnight bags should be no larger than an airplane carry on. Some passages are narrow and the ladders can be steep, anything larger will be difficult to carry.



September 23 @ 5:00 pm
September 24 @ 10:00 am
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