Youth and Education

The goal of each of the Museum’s educational program is to use our unique environment to teach science and history concepts in an interactive and fun manner and each program features a tour and hands-on activities. For a maximum ship experience, try one of the overnight stays!

Please note: Homeschools & Scout Groups Qualify for Field Trip Rates

The Hornet creates a great reference for my students to understand how the science, math, and engineering they are learning are applied in real life! – Nathan Haley, Stockton CA

Educational Programming


Field Trip at Sea

Grades K-12

Docent-led tours highlighting Hornet’s history and the Apollo missions


Classroom Splashdown!

Grades K-12

Hornet inside the Classroom! Have one of our knowledgeable docents speak to your group or class.


Step into History

Grades 8-12

20th Century American History (day tour) grades 8-12. Learn U.S. history while visiting five different historical stations onboard

Passport sample

Passport to History

Grades 2-5

Experience life as a USS Hornet Sailor!

Engine Room 1 Fourth Deck

STEM to Stern

Grades 9-12

Station Tours and Activities (day program)


STEM to Stern Jr.

Grades K-8

Station Tours and Hands-On Science Labs (day program)


STEM Youth Summer Camp

Grades 3-5

June 26th- June 30th 2017


Youth Overnight

Grades K-12

The ultimate overnight experience for Scouts and Youth Groups!


Night Ops STEM Youth Overnight

Grades k-12

An Unforgettable Night of STEM Learning.


To book a school fieldtrip:

Please download the following Tour Tips & Safety Rules (.pdf) to share with your group.

Teacher Information

See below for helpful program and tour information.