Come aboard for a special overnight dedicated to first responders! Aboard USS Hornet, everyone was trained in damage control and we would like to thank first responders who have that knowledge today! Live a night as Hornet’s crew of 3,500 did—eat and sleep in historic enlisted spaces and tour the ship’s key locations before rounding out the night with ghost stories before bed. USS Hornet is a historic aircraft carrier that served during WWII, Vietnam, and participated in NASA’s Apollo 11 and 12 missions to the Moon! For more information and reservations, contact: (510) 521-8448 ext. 242 or [email protected]
Come aboard and experience a night in the life of a sailor on a WWII aircraft carrier! We offer the ultimate overnight experience for scouts, youth groups, friends, and families!
Sleep in restored berthing compartments where the real Hornet crew lived
Enjoy dinner and breakfast in the Crew’s Mess
Learn about this famous aircraft carrier’s daring exploits
Explore the key areas in the ship and the historical naval aircraft on board
Learn about NASA’s Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 space missions that put the first humans on the Moon
Ride the Flight Simulator – experience what it’s like to catapult and fly from the carrier
Earn a special crew member patch & certificate!
Ample Free Parking
The price for this event is $100 per person. This price includes dinner and breakfast in the original crew's mess hall, personalized tours, shared berthing in the original crew's compartments, a ride in the flight simulator, and a certificate and coupon for a future visit! Remember to bring a sleeping bag, pillow, flashlight, and toothbrush!
Is there minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Participants must be at least 6 years old.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is free parking in the lot in front of the ship.
What can I bring into the event?
Please bring a sleeping bag, pillow, flashlight, and toothbrush. All overnight bags should be no larger than an airplane carry on. Some passages are narrow and the ladders can be steep, anything larger will be difficult to carry.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact us at: [email protected]
What's the cancellation/refund policy?
Late fees apply to cancellations and date changes made within three weeks of the program date. Requests for cancellations or date changes must be submitted by email to [email protected]
no later than three weeks prior to the program date.
Program date cancellations or rescheduling within three weeks of your reservation will result in the loss of any paid deposit or fees. All fees paid will be forfeited if cancellation request is received within three weeks of the reservation.
In the case of illness or injury, requests for a transfer or credit will be considered only when accompanied with a doctor’s note and letter requesting the exception & appropriate fees will apply. Transfers or schedule changes will not be granted after the program date except in the case of medical emergency.
Final Payment Policy
Full payment for the Live-Aboard program is due three weeks prior to the program date. A $25 fee will be assessed and added to the final balance if full payment is received within three weeks of the program date.
If full payment is not received by the Monday prior to the program date, the USS Hornet Museum reserves the right to cancel or transfer the reservation to a new, mutually agreeable date.
Terms & Conditions
The following items are due no later than three weeks prior to your overnight: (1) Full payment, (2) Official Roster, and (3) Proof of Insurance. Insurance is included in the price of Family/Small Group Overnights.
We reserve the right to cancel your group if we do not have the required items on file by the due date. Deposits and final payment may be made by check or secure credit card transaction via PayPal.
*Deposits & Final payments are non-refundable.
** If any cancellation occurs after full payment is received, no refunds will be given. Instead, an alternate date may be selected. Any funds on file after the event due to no shows or illness will be applied towards the group's next overnight reservation, not the individual.
***Please be aware that many events take place aboard the USS Hornet and it is possible that a banquet, dance, cocktail reception or other function may be scheduled during your visit. On such occasions your group's activities will remain separated from the event area, or, in the case of a ship-wide buy out, rescheduled to a mutually agreeable date.
Photo & Video Release
On behalf of all the members of the group listed above, I hereby grant permission to the rights of our image, likeness and sound of our voices as recorded on audio or video tape without payment or any other consideration. I understand that our images may be edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed and waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein our likeness appears. Additionally, I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of our image or recording. I also understand that this material may be used in diverse education settings, marketing/advertising materials, and our website within an unrestricted geographic area. By accepting these terms, I understand this permission signifies that photographic or video recordings of me may be electronically displayed via the Internet or in the public educational setting. I hereby release any and all claims against any person or organization utilizing this material for educational purposes.
Waiver of Liability
This agreement releases the USS Hornet Sea, Air, & Space Museum from all liability relating to injuries that may occur during the overnight Live-Aboard program. By submitting this application on behalf of my group, we agree to hold the USS Hornet Sea, Air, & Space Museum entirely free from any liability, including financial responsibility for injuries incurred, regardless of whether injuries are caused by negligence. I also acknowledge the risks involved in participating in an overnight program aboard a retired historic aircraft carrier. These include but are not limited to injury and death. I confirm that the members of my group are participating voluntarily, and that all risks have been made clear to them. By submitting this application on behalf of my group, I forfeit all right to bring a suit against the USS Hornet Sea, Air, & Space Museum for any reason. I will also make every effort to ensure that all members of my group obey safety precautions as listed in writing and as explained to us verbally. I will ask for clarification when needed. By submitting this application on behalf of my group, I fully understand and agree to the above terms.