Splashdown 45 - USS Hornet Museum Celebrates Apollo 11 Anniversary

Honoring the Past… Inspiring the Future…

This site is devoted to the public commemoration of the Apollo 11 moon mission --  the first time humans walked on the moon and their safe recovery by the aircraft carrier USS Hornet upon their return to Earth. Visit here for the latest updates and information about the special guests, schedule of events, exhibits and activities, ticket packages, and more.

Musical entertainment provided by The Martini Brothers

Musical entertainment provided by The Martini Brothers

Dinner Package

$125 per Person, $100 for Members

Dine in the company of our special guests from Splashdown 45. Business or cocktail attire requested. Dinner package does NOT include VIP cocktail reception.


  • Hosted Bar
  • Gourmet Buffet Dinner | 7:30 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.
    Gourmet buffet features the following:

    • Roasted, Boneless Prime Rib; Fresh Atlantic Salmon with Dill Sauce; Fresh Spinach Lasagna

    • Red Skinned Garlic Mashed Potatoes

    • Pear Gorgonzola Salad, Caribbean Mango Dressing

    • Green Beans Almandine

    • Rolls & Butter; Peet's Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea, Lemonade

    • Cheesecake with Raspberry Topping

A limited amount of dinner tickets are still available but selling fast. Purchase them quickly by calling (510) 521-8448 x 282!


Other Ticket Options Available:

There is plenty of FREE PARKING across from the ship. For driving directions, click here. For information on accessibility for the physically challenged, click here.

SPONSORSHIP has its benefits—read on! Groups might want to consider the value of becoming a Sponsor through one of the following Sponsorship options:

The following two packages are available directly through our Ship's Store:

ATLAS Sponsorship Package – $2,500

The Atlas sponsorship package consists of the following:

Benefits to Sponsor

  • Name recognition in the Event Program. ($1,000 value)

  • Name recognition on the official Splashdown 45 website. ($350 value)

  • Ten (10) Daytime Admission Passes. ($300 value)

  • Eight (8) Dinner Tickets (same table). ($1,000 value)

Availability:    unlimited 

Estimated Total Value:      $2,650

“Friend of the USS Hornet” Sponsorship Package – $1,000

The “Friend of the USS Hornet” sponsorship package consists of the following:

Benefits to Sponsor

  • Name recognition on the official Splashdown 45 website. ($350 value)

  • Receive newsletter mailing on all USS Hornet Museum events.

  • Six (6) Daytime Admission Passes. ($180 value)

  • Six (6) Dinner Tickets (same table). ($750 value)

Availability:    unlimited

Estimated Total Value:      $1,280

The USS Hornet Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and a registered State and National Historic Landmark. 
The Museum's official website is www.uss-hornet.org.
USS HORNET MUSEUM • 707 W. Hornet Ave, Pier 3 • Alameda, CA 94501 • (510) 521-8448