$30 to Attend the Splashdown 45 Apollo 11 Anniversary on 7/26 at the USS Hornet Museum with astronaut Buzz Aldrin

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WWII aircraft carrier celebrates the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11 with a science festival where Buzz Aldrin himself is the guest of honor

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Promotional value expires Jul 27, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Not valid until 7/26/14. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Buzz Aldrin will only sign his book, "Mission to Mars," which must be purchased aboard the USS Hornet. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Deal

  • $30 for one daytime admission to the Splashdown 45 celebration on July 26

The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children younger than 5 are admitted for free.

In honor of the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar mission and the first moon walk, the USS Hornet Museum is hosting a festival celebrating space exploration and mankind’s greatest scientific achievements. Buzz Aldrin, the Apollo 11 lunar module pilot, is the day’s featured speaker at 1 p.m., with a book signing to follow.

USS Hornet Museum

Standing sentinel after clocking significant time in World War II and assisting with the recovery of Apollo 11 and 12 space-shuttle 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 military duties on the high seas. The aircraft carrier is comprised of four levels of historical eye-candy, mixing curated exhibits with actual ship quarters such as the captain's bridge and in-port cabins. Visitors roam the ship during self-guided tours, which are often injected with wisdom from available docents or chatty seagulls. Sites include the island and navigation bridge, where the helmsman directed the ship and where the admiral conducted operations with his task force, as well as the hangar deck, with access to the ship's panoramic fantail view of San Francisco.


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98% of 2,950 customers recommend

  • “Don't wear flip flops :)”

  • “It was a great time, unfortunately we got there alittle late so we only had time for one tour, but will definately go back earlier to see it all :) ”

  • “not handicap accessible and wear tennis shoes due to lots of walking and be advised narrow stairways Great presentations :)”

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    Alameda

    707 W Hornet Ave

    Pier 3

    Alameda, CA 94501

    +15105218448

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