Field Trip at Sea

Grades K-12
//Field Trip at Sea

Overview

History and Science themed docent-led tours for K-12. Basic docent lead tour highlighting Hornet’s history and Apollo missions

This program expands students’ horizons, develops new vocabulary and concepts, and helps them explore the ship’s unusual educational environment. Participants:

  • Tour the historic Navigation Bridge where the captain commanded
  • Learn how aircraft were launched and recovered on the Flight Deck with its catapults and control tower
  • Learn how 15 men worked together to fire the big 5-inch guns
  • See historic aircraft on the Hangar Deck
  • Experience how the crew lived below decks in their own “city”
  • Walk on the footprints of the astronauts’ first steps back on earth
  • Enter the Mobile Quarantine Facility used by the Apollo 14 astronauts
  • Ride the flight simulator featuring a mission that takes off and lands on the deck of a carrier

Reservations

To book a school field trip or receive a Teacher’s Guide, contact the Education Department by any of the following methods:

Lunch Menu

Box lunches are available for $8.50 per person.

School Rates

For groups larger than 50 people or smaller than 15, additional docent fees may apply. Docent fees also apply on the weekends.

Students

Tour Only

$7.50

Students

With Flight Simulator

$13.00

Adult Chaperones

Tour Only

$9.50

Adult Chaperones

With Flight Simulator

$15.00