Tours & Programs

/Tours & Programs


While the Museum is open every day for , we also offer additional specialty tour and program options, listed below.

General Admission: An Audio Tour and Museum Map are included with general admission. Visitors can self-tour about 75% of the Museum. When possible, the Museum offers guided tours of the Engine Room*, Captain’s Bridge, and other spaces according to docent availability.

*Due to safety concerns, all visitors in an Engine Room Tour must be at least 48 inches in height.

To Book a Group Tour for 15 or more, please click.

To Book a Youth Field Trip, please click HERE

History Mystery Tour

Is USS Hornet really haunted? Come spend an evening with us and find out! Come aboard and learn about Hornet’s more chilling history as you tour the ship after hours.

Espionage Escape

One Spy. One Hour. One Chance. Can you beat the clock on Hornet’s escape room and stop the spy? Assemble your best and brightest to come aboard and try!

Specialty Tours

捕鱼大作战Explore the ship on one of our exclusive VIP tours and discover what goes on behind the scenes!

Educational Programming

The goal of each of the Museum’s educational program is to use our unique environment to teach science and history concepts in an interactive and fun manner and each program features a tour and hands-on activities.

Overnight Programs

Treat your family, youth group, classroom, or group of friends to the ultimate overnight adventure aboard USS Hornet.

Group Tours

Groups of 15 or more can make advanced reservations for a Group Tour. Signing up is recommended, as groups save on General Admission and can reserve a private Docent Tour, a ride on the Flight Simulator, and even lunch in our Officer’s Wardroom!

Hornet Events

Witness history come to life! Come aboard as the Museum celebrates anniversaries, commemorates historic events, or delves into fascinating subjects throughout the year!


Maps & Audio Tours

The Museum is mostly self-guided。 A Museum Map is available at the Admissions Desk。 Audio Tours are also available and contain hours of additional information from men who served aboard aircraft carriers!

Museum Docents

Talk to the many volunteers throughout the Museum! Our docents have a wealth of information and our volunteer restoration crew are always

Adult Supervision

Children must be with an adult at all times as our ship is large with many compartments and passages.

Bag Size Restrictions

Our ladders are steep going between decks so for your safety we ask you not to bring aboard bags that exceed 12 x 8 x 12 inches. We recommend that all oversize bags remain in your vehicle, though lockers are available for rent at the Admissions Desk.


Cameras are welcome but must have neck or wrist strap. Photography is allowed throughout the ship though the Museum does not allow professional equipment without advanced reservations through our .

Dress Comfortably

Wear comfortable, closed-toes walking shoes due to the ambulatory nature of the tour。 Consider layers as some parts of the ship can be cold regardless of weather。


Flashlights are required for some of our specialty tours, including our History Mystery tours, so make sure to bring a good one with fresh batteries!

捕鱼大作战It was a great trip and the docents do a fantastic job with the tours while also protecting this important part of our history。

Kent Sherwood- Encore Travelers, Elk Grove, CA

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