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.

Moonwalker Package

Attend our VIP Reception! Enjoy open bar cocktails while mingling with Buzz Aldrin and other special guests, followed by a gourmet buffet dinner. Plus, receive special gifts! Business or cocktail attire requested. 


Tickets: $200 per person

(no discounts available for this event)

Advance ticket purchases required by Monday, July 21st to allow for book orders.

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.

Other Ticket Options Available:

If you're getting together a group to attend, you might want to consider the value of becoming a Sponsor through one of the following Sponsorship Packages:

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