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USS Hornet Museum

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Computers & Technology
  • Education & Literacy
  • Veterans & Military Families


P.O. Box 460Pier 3, Alameda PointAlameda, CA 94501 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our mission is to utilize USS Hornet and the collections, exhibitions, and educational programming to promote awareness and understanding of history, science, technology, and service.


The USS Hornet Museum is a highly decorated WWII Essex-class aircraft carrier (CV-12) that also served as the recovery ship for Apollo 11 & 12; the first 4 men to walk on the moon walked on her decks as their first steps back on Earth. Volunteer opportunities exist in a variety of areas, including: 1) aircraft restoration, docents (tour guides), education (STEM and history), museum collections, PTSD resources, security, and ship restoration.
In addition to being a world class ship museum, Hornet provides a variety of educational programs for K-12 students, featuring STEM programs that use the technologies employed by the Navy and by NASA. We also leverage the history of this ship and the previous 7 ships named "Hornet" going back to 1775 to offer unique history programs.


Would you recommend USS Hornet Museum?
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by Cybill N. (July 20, 2019)
The staff was friendly and it was a fun and casual vibe.

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