Today — for the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the USS Hornet in Alameda is celebrating Patriots Day, and the facilities are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
September 11 marks the final day of Patriots & Heroes Week. In appreciation for their service, “first responders” with proper I.D. and their immediate families have received complimentary admission to the museum (from Sept. 5-11). This includes firefighters, law enforcement agents, and rescue personnel.
The USS Hornet will stage its next Living Ship Day as a 9/11 remembrance event on September 17.
On Saturday, visitors can experience an aircraft carrier in action, witness simulated flight operations, ride an aircraft elevator, sit in the cockpit of a fighter jet, and participate in a special mission briefing. In appreciation for their service, firefighters, police officers, Coast Guard personnel, and other emergency responders with I.D. and their immediate families will receive complimentary admission to the museum on this day, too.
Discounted admission coupons (Groupon, kgb, GotDailyDeals, etc) are not valid for this event.