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

Alameda’s incredible USS Hornet has reopened both its indoor and outdoor exhibits! Kids of all ages love the huge air craft carrier and its many airplanes on display. Consider planning a trip for Veterans Day with your family or taking advantage of a Discover & Go pass to enjoy a day of history and cool big airplanes.

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 are on the 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. They also offer a special Officers’ Holiday Tea service in December, if Christmas Tea is a tradition your family enjoys.

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

Plan your visit to the USS Hornet

Open Friday through Monday, 10 am to 5 pm.
Advanced ticket purchase is requested.
Adults- $20
Senior, Military, & Students – $15
Youth (7-17) – $10
Members & children 6 and under – Free


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


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