2nd Annual Model Expo

Event has passed (Sat Nov 17, 2018 - Sat Nov 17, 2018)
USS Hornet
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$10 - $20
Community, Family & Children


USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum, in conjunction with the International Plastic Modelers Society (IPMS) is proud to host the 2nd Annual Model Expo & Open Cockpit Day on Saturday November 17, 2018.


Join us from 10am - 4pm on for an incredible day of artistic achievement, family fun & history aboard the USS Hornet!

During the event, modelers from around the state will showcase their artistic skills in a friendly, yet spirited competition presided over by local IPMS judges. Youth and adults, amateurs & professionals alike are encouraged to enter. The Hornet is lucky enough to have a new chapter created just for us, IPMS Grey Ghost. *Check back for the official Grey Ghost logo!*

In addition to standard competition categories like Best Small Aircraft, Best Military Vehicle, Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Subjects, IPMS Grey Ghost will be introducing 3 new categories just for this contest:

* Best Civilian Automotive Subject
* Best Real Space Subject
* Best Papercraft Subject

General Admission to the Museum, plus $1 per model gets you entered in the contest!



Also onboard throughout the day will be a number of local & national vendors selling model kits, paints, tools & all the supplies necessary to build your next amazing creation.

Win prizes!

Throughout the day, we will be raffling off prizes from local hobby shops, art supply stores & neighboring businesses. Don't forget to buy raffle tickets once you get onboard!

Ride in Clementine or Fifi!

Take a seat in one of our cockpits & experience firsthand what it was like to be a fighter pilot! A number of our docents are ex-Navy pilots & many will onboard to share their stories & lead tours of the ship.

Enjoy delicious sandwiches from the Grilled Cheez Guy!

Back by popular demand, Grilled Cheez Guy will be crafting toasted cheesy goodness from 11am-3pm on the Hangar Bay.

For more information, to become a vendor or to donate to our raffle, please email [email protected]

Find out more about IPMS on their website: http://www.ipmsusa.org/

Category: Classes / Courses | Lifestyle, Arts, Leisure | Arts & Crafts.

Sub-Categories: Attractions | Walking / Guided Tours.

Inquiries: https://go.evvnt.com/288716-0

Price Details:
Adult Admission: USD 20.00,
Seniors & Military: USD 15.00,
Students: USD 15.00,
Youth: USD 10.00,
Children 6 & Under: USD 0.00,
Members: USD 0.00.


  1. USS Hornet 707 W Hornet Avenue, Alameda, CA