Museum officials say that guided tours of the ship, a ride in a flight simulator, science experiments, a photo opportunity in one of the airplane cockpits, and a birthday announcement booming over the ship’s loudspeaker are all possible, depending on the birthday party package chosen.
Packages include activities, supplies, and nautical-themed decorations, with food choices such as hotdogs, pizza, veggie trays, and coffee available as extras.
General admission to the museum, after the party is over, is also included in the packages for all guests.
“The Hornet is still a ship, so children will have the full sense of being on board,” said Christen Miller, Live-Aboard Program Director. “Our goal is to provide something that’s memorable and different, but also accessible to the average family. We’ve hosted several parties so far and the feedback has been fantastic.”
Prices for the “boarding packages” parties range from $275 for non-members to $450. Museum members realize discounted prices.