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USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum

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The USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum is housed within
historic aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CVS-12), a National and State Historic
Landmark. With a mission of preservation and education, the Museum presents USS
Hornet as faithfully as possible to how she appeared during service. We use
spaces from our Engine Room to our Captain’s Bridge and everywhere in between
to show living history and real applications of STEM theories, providing unique
programming for students and educators of all learning levels. 
The Hornet
is a Smithsonian Affiliate, an honor which required our site and programs being
favorably reviewed and evaluated by representatives of the Smithsonian
Institution. Part of our successful admission to the Smithsonian Affiliate
family was that our educational curriculum is all based current California
Common Core educational standards. Additionally, the Next Generation Science
Standards (NGSS) has guided our STEM-to-Stern program, the first official STEM
program created by the Education Department, since its launch in 2012. 


Programs by USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum

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Food Fight! Chocolate is a Fighting Food! WWII History of Navy Food

Holy guacamole! Chocolate is a fighting food! You won’t believe how many of our favorite foods such as ready-to-eat guacamole and types of candy can trace their origins back to WW2. It’s no surprise that scientists needed to invent food or the...


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Permission to Come Aboard- Life of a Hornet Navy WWII Sailor

The USS Hornet Museum will guide the audience through a PowerPoint presentation which follows the journey of a fictional World War II sailor Kirby Kilroy from small town teen to USS Hornet crew member.  You will also explore the museum virtually...


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STEM Kick the Tires and Light the Fires! The Four Forces of Flight! Aviation Science

It’s a wild ride, but Navy aviators do it every day.  Learn the secrets of taking off from a floating runway with only one tenth the length of a normal land runway. Study the four forces of flight and see how today’s Navy uses the scientific...


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Type of Organization



USS Hornet EDU
707 West Hornet Avenue
Alameda CA 94501
510-521-8448 x 224
United States

Primary Disciplines

The programs of USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum cover:

Social Studies/History
WWII history

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

The Hornet creates a great reference for my students to understand how the science, math, and engineering they are learning are applied in real life! – Nathan Haley, Stockton CA

I hope to continue the field trip programs aboard the Hornet for many years to come! I look forward to coming in another couple of years with my class. We Loved it!- Illen Urban, San Jose CA