From a USS Hornet Museum press release:
The USS Hornet Museum will present a special Living Ship Day on Sept. 22 that will feature a scale models exhibit hosted by the International Plastic Modelers Society.
Guests will be able to view hundreds of military scale models representing planes and ships from various periods in history as well as meet model builders and vendors during this one-of-a-kind hobby expo.
There will also be workshops presented by specialized model enthusiasts who will share the secrets of their craft. Guests will be able to take part in building seminars and shop the vendor section for bargains and hard-to-find model items.
The Children’s Make and Take will allow kids to build models with the help of a knowledgeable adult. Children will also have the chance to win prizes in the photo scavenger hunt.
The workshops begin at 11 a.m. and will be held continuously until 4 p.m. in the ship’s wardroom.
On Living Ship Day aboard the Hornet the museum comes to life as an operating aircraft carrier with flight simulations between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. as aircraft are lifted to the flight deck and placed into launch position. Visitors can meet former crew, sit in the cockpit of a fighter jet, and enjoy the sights and sounds of naval aviation. There will also be a Big Band performance, at 1 p.m.
Living Ship Day demonstrations are held on the third Saturday of most months. Normal museum hours and admission prices apply. Ample free parking is available across from the pier.
A registered state and national historic landmark, the ship is permanently berthed at 707 W. Hornet Avenue, Pier 3 in Alameda. The ship is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular museum admission is $6-$15 for youths through adults
For more information, visit www.uss-hornet.org or call (510) 521-8448.