Partially Open: Run Around the USS Hornet with Little Ones - 510 Families
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Partially Open: Run Around the USS Hornet with Little Ones

Closed in mid-March due to Covid-19, Alameda’s incredible USS Hornet has reopened as of August as an “outdoor museum”.

What does this mean exactly? Outdoor areas such as the Hangar Bay and Flight Deck are available for tours. Indoor spaces and special events are still off-limits to guests. Prices have been slightly adjusted accordingly.

The flight deck features more aircraft, wide expanses of tarmac that little legs can use to run off energy and gorgeous views of San Francisco and the East Bay hills.

Visit the USS Hornet with kids
Visit the USS Hornet with kids | Photo: Heather Flett

There are usually four main areas on the ship to explore. Visitors enter on the hangar deck, which is filled with planes, helicopters and an exhibit about the Apollo 11 moon mission. The Flight Deck (pictured) is accessible by one-way up and down ladders.

The interior spaces on second and third decks — which give a glimpse of what life on the ship was like with crew quarters, the hospital, the mess and the torpedo shop — remain closed.


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Food service (Jose’s food truck) is offered on the pier only.

Plan your visit to the USS Hornet’s outdoor spaces

Open Friday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm.
Adjusted COVID Pricing:
Advanced ticket purchase is requested.
Adults- $15
Senior, Military, & Students – $10
Youth (7-17) – $5
Members & children 6 and under – Free

Learn about the Covid-19 restrictions before visiting.
Find out more at or call 510-521-8448.



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