USS Hornet - Places For Kids

USS Hornet

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INFORMATION

707 W Hornet Ave
Alameda, CA 94501


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Phone
(510) 521-8448
Hours
10 am – 5 pm Daily
Tickets
Free for Children (6 and below, w/ paying adult)
$10 for Youth (ages 7-17)
$15 for Students, Military, Seniors
$20 for Adults
Membership
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DESCRIPTION FOR USS Hornet

For a 900-foot aircraft carrier, the location of the USS Hornet is more hidden than might be expected. Once you arrive at the parking lot, the signs make it easy to get on board. The workings of the engine room should fascinate any kids who like to know how things work, while the flight deck and jets are just as fascinating visually as they are once you find out how they work. Bringing children under the age of five might be a small challenge, as the ship is large and might be a little spooky, especially the sick bay.
 
History buffs will love seeing the sleeping bunks where men rested until it was time for them to be on duty, the elevators for the fighter...

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TIPS FOR VISITING USS Hornet

​1. Closing days: Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year's Day.

2. Trip planning: While it is easier to drive in an park across from the pier, it is possible to get within a mile or two of the USS Hornet by BART, 511 Transit, or AC Transit. If you happen to be working in a trip to the ship from Fisherman's Wharf, try using the Alameda/Oakland Ferry if you don't mind a 2-mile walk.

3. Free admission for kids four years old and younger.

4. Flight Simulator: For a reasonable extra $6 per person, pack in up to 15 people for a five-minute ride that shows you what a plane can do. For $3 more per person ($9 total), work in a second ride for five minutes. Simulated flights...

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BIRTHDAY PARTY AT USS Hornet

Boarding Party on The USS Hornet

Telephone: (510) 521-8448 ext. 224

Time: 3-4 Hours starting no later than 1 pm

Party price: $25 per person (minimum 10)

Included: 1-Hour Guided Tour, 3-Hour Access to CPO Lounge, Dog Tags for Birthday Child

Themes: N/A

Website Link: www.uss-hornet.org/groups/social/

Bring Your Own: Desserts, Decorations, Candles, Tableware (Plates, Cups, Cutlery), and Adult Chaperones for every 6 children

Not every kid can say that they went on an adventure tour, no holds barred, on a floating museum.

The USS Hornet may not supply much in the way of candles or cake, but anybody can get that at a grocery store and bring it on board. (There's a fridge in the mess hall where parents can stash the supplies.) So long as...

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