The USS Hornet is an aircraft carrier from World War II. It is now a museum ship, affiliated with the Smithsonian. The USS Hornet is located on the southernmost pier of the former Naval Air Station in Alameda. The flight deck, hangar deck and first deck below are open. Other exhibits are from the NASA Apollo Moon exploration missions, several retired aircraft from the Second World War, the transonic and the early supersonic jet propulsion periods.
Hornet's success was dependent on the capabilities of highly trained pilots and aircrews, and the specialized aircraft that operated from her flight deck. In World War II, her air groups consisted of a fighter (VF) squadron, a bombing (VB) squadron and a torpedo (VT) squadron.
You can see the ship by clicking here
The group will stop for an early no-host lunch at Jack London Square before visiting the USS Hornet.
Jack London Square is situated along the Oakland waterfront. It has been a landmark since the mid 1800s. There are many restaurants to choose from and you will have time to enjoy the beautiful views of the marina and the Bay.
Senior Programs are made possible in part by generous contributions from the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund, as well as many individual donors. We are grateful for their generous support.
For Adults 65+
Wednesday, November 29
9:30 AM–5:15 PM
at 9:30 AM in the lower lobby of the Schultz Cultural Arts Hall | Please be punctual and allow sufficient time for parking; the bus leaves soon after check-in.
Price includes round trip transportation by private charter bus from the OFJCC, ticket to the USS Hornet. Lunch in Jack London Square is on your own.
Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.
To register for the trip, call the Customer Service Desk at (650) 223-8700.
$20 non-refundable cancellation fee until November 20. No refunds after this date.
There is an inclined ramp to enter the main deck of the ship. For those with walkers, there is a scissor lift to gain access to the deck. Once inside, the main exhibit area is flat. Access to other decks on the ship requires stairs. We will have docents for the group, dividing us by degree of mobility; this will facilitate access to appropriate areas on the ship for each group. If you need personal assistance of any kind, you must bring an escort.
COVID Safety Protocols:
It is strongly suggested that masks be worn at all times in public places and on the bus. The safety protocols are subject to change and will be updated as needed.