Community Outreach

//Community Outreach

Community Outreach

The USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum preserves and honors the legacy of USS Hornet, a National and State Historic Landmark, and her role in naval aviation history, the defense of our country, the Apollo Program, and exploration of space.  The  Museum connects the greatest generation of Americans with future generations, and we love to create connections through Alameda, the Bay Area, and the greater West Coast community!

Take a look below at some of the ways that the Museum, it’s history, and Hornet’s legacy, can visit you off-ship!


Speakers’ Bureau

The Museum offers speakers free to service clubs and other organizations in the extended Bay Area.

The typical speaker is a docent and veteran of US military service. The topics covered in a 30 – 45-minute presentation include: the history of the name Hornet from 1775 to modern times, the World War II exploits of the ship, the Apollo 11 and 12 recoveries, and features of the Museum, including special events and highlighted artifacts.

We have provided speakers to organization such as DAR chapters, Lions, Kiwanis and Rotary clubs, church-related groups, veterans organizations, and various SIR chapters. If your organization is interested in booking a speaker, please contact us at:


A Great Addition to Any Event!

Make your next community event a memorable one with a cockpit from the USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum!

Please contact if you are interested in the Museum participating in your next event with an information table and one of the ship’s two cockpits that attendees can climb into for a fantastic photo op!



Our Exhibitions team is currently developing a traveling, self-contained exhibit about the history of USS Hornet, artifacts from aboard the ship, and information on the museum programs and amenities! If you are interested in hosting the exhibit or would like to talk to our team about displaying some artifacts from our collection on loan, please contact