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.

Sponsorship

In a STEM electricity workshop, students work on designing and building simple series and parallel circuits by using components such as wires, batteries, and bulbs. | Photo by Keith Hedley

In a STEM electricity workshop, students work on designing and building simple series and parallel circuits by using components such as wires, batteries, and bulbs. | Photo by Keith Hedley

The USS Hornet Museum continues to believe in the importance of commitment, passion and teamwork as we inspire future generations to meet their own grand challenges. Proceeds from this event will permit further development of our Museum as a Center of Excellence for Space Exploration, including our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) youth education programs.

Meeting the challenges of this incredible event depends on strong partnerships and the contributions of people and organizations that share our commitment to this mission. We are seeking partners to assist with the sponsorship of promotional and honorarium fees, new technological exhibits, interactive displays, and the development of educational science programs. By sponsoring Splashdown 45, you will be investing in the Museum's continuing commitment to inspire our youth to pursue careers in science and technology, fields that have driven the economic engine of California for five decades.

Our Presenting Title Sponsor is

 
 

To view other organizations who have contributed to this mission, 
please view our Sponsors & Donors page.


Anyone interested in assisting us to meet the challenge of creating this national landmark event can download our detailed Sponsorship Package. We have six other levels of sponsorship available:

 
Complete Sponsorship Package Available Here

Complete Sponsorship Package Available Here

 
Everyone loves the opportunity to see an actual moon rock | Photo by Bob Fish

Everyone loves the opportunity to see an actual moon rock | Photo by Bob Fish

Apollo Level

Apollo Level

Gemini Level

Gemini Level

Mercury Level

Mercury Level

Skylab Level

Skylab Level

Spacesuit from Splashdown in 2009 | Photo by Susan Wood

Spacesuit from Splashdown in 2009 | Photo by Susan Wood

APOLLO — Four Available

GEMINI — Six Available

MERCURY — Eight Available

SKYLAB — Ten Available

ATLAS and FRIEND — Unlimited Available

Splashdown 45 sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting:

Office of Financial Development
John Youngberg (510) 521-8448 x 286
Tom Hyland (510) 521-8448 x 307


For your convenience, the two lower level Atlas and Friend packages shown below are also available from our Ship's Store

Atlas & Friend Levels

Atlas & Friend Levels

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


Mars Rover runs over BSA Troop 298 in 2004 | Photo by Bob Fish

Mars Rover runs over BSA Troop 298 in 2004 | Photo by Bob Fish

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