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What You'll Get
Naval tours offer guests the chance to gaze upon ancient war relics, learn about life during wartime, and compare and contrast self-administered anchor tattoos. Flex your way through history with today's Groupon: for $15, you get admission for two to the USS Hornet Museum in Alameda (up to a $30 value). Admission for kids 5–17 years old is $6 each. Children 4 and younger are free with a paying adult. The ship is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Towering above San Francisco Bay, the USS Hornet Museum commemorates the 200-year legacy amassed by this legendary aircraft carrier through an eye-fetching array of preserved naval exhibits and guided tours. A major player in both World War II and the Apollo 11 and 12 recovery missions, the USS Hornet has a remarkable history that unfolds across numerous exhibits placed across the ship. Take a self-guided jaunt across the Hornet's epic hangar deck, or nab an informed docent to navigate the ladders and low overheads of the subterranean lower decks, which covers the ship's brig, engine room, and makeshift Jeopardy set. Sightseers can gaze upon the Bay's picturesque vistas from the gear-laden flight deck before proudly saluting the carrier's fleet of antique propeller aircrafts, jets, and helicopters.
Out-of-this-world artifacts from the Apollo space missions pique nostrils with the fading scent of stardust, and an onboard flight simulator recreates a Desert Storm seek-and-destroy mission ($6 for a single ride, not included in today's Groupon).
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Limit 5 per visit. Not valid for special events or Living Ship Days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About USS Hornet Museum
Standing sentinel after clocking significant time in World War II and assisting with the recovery of Apollo 11 and 12 lunar landing crews, the USS Hornet now serves as an anchored museum where naval enthusiasts and curious citizens can wander her decks to gain insight into her past adventures on the high seas. The aircraft carrier is comprised of many levels of historical eye-candy, mixing curated exhibits with actual ship quarters such as the captain's bridge and in-port cabins. Visitors are led through the ship during these guided tours which are injected with wisdom from veteran docents or chatty seagulls. VIP tours include special spaces such as Combat Information Center (CIC), the Brig, the Torpedo Workshop, the Island Superstructure, and more!