USS Midway Museum
USS Midway Museum
USS Midway Museum

USS Midway Museum Tours and Tickets

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Formerly the US Navy’s longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century (1945 to 1991), the USS Midway is now a floating museum docked off the coast of California. Aboard the hulking vessel, visitors can now explore more than 60 exhibits as well as peek inside the museum’s impressive aircraft collection.

  • Open daily 10am - 5pm
  • 910 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, California, 92101

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What are people saying about USS Midway Museum

Gregory_D, Nov 2023
Spectacular
Everything I love every single part of my tour. I'm a executive chef so I also loved seeing the galley, kitchen and menus.
Catherine_M, Nov 2023
Even if your not into the military, this is fascinating
This is a fascinating tour. Great self guided audio tour that is easy to operate. Veterans give short insightful talks with videos. There are interactive experiences such as a VI ride in a fighter plane and a flight simulator. This carrier performs all the things a commercial airport does in 1/100 of the space! Plan to spend at least three hours there. I didn’t think I’d be engaged but I was thoroughly involved. Worth the cost of admission!
Jackie_B, Oct 2023
History at it's finest
I had an amazing time exploring the USS Midway Museum! It was fascinating to learn about the different parts of the ship and how Navy crews worked and lived on board. The engine room and flight deck were particularly impressive and spoke volumes about the hard work and dedication of the sailors who served on the ship. Overall, it was a great experience and I highly recommend visiting the museum to anyone interested in history or naval technology.
kristen_l, Nov 2023
It was a highly...
It was a highly educational tour incorporating history and fun. The volunteers are amazing to visit with. It was my first time on an air craft carrier and it helped me experience a small portion of what my Dad’s time in the US Navy was like. I recommend!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:What are USS Midway Museum hours of operation?
A:
USS Midway Museum hours of operation: Open daily 10am - 5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:Should I book USS Midway Museum tickets in advance?
A:
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since USS Midway Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:How much does it cost to visit USS Midway Museum 2024?
A:
Currently, an entrance ticket to USS Midway Museum costs USD 32.00. Guided USS Midway Museum tours start around USD 32.00 per person.
People Also Ask
Q:Can you go inside the USS Midway?
A:Yes. You can go inside the USS Midway Museum. The museum is open daily from 10am to 5pm, with the last admission at 4pm. You can walk through the museum with an audio guide explaining exhibits like the Remembrance Wall, aircraft gallery, and more.
Q:Can you take pictures on the USS Midway?
A:Yes. You can take all the personal photos you’d like at the USS Midway Museum. You just cannot take any for commercial use without a permit. You can use the flash on your phone or camera, but the museum does not permit large flashes or extra gear.
Q:Are there bathrooms on the USS Midway?
A:Yes. There are bathrooms on the USS Midway. There are wheelchair-accessible restrooms on both the Hangar and Flight decks for guests. Interestingly, no women served on the USS Midway, so women’s bathrooms were added until 1992 after decommissioning. There are now bathrooms for everyone to use.
Q:Is the USS Midway Museum accessible?
A:Yes. The USS Midway Museum is accessible for guests with mobility difficulties or other challenging conditions. There are several elevators and access routes and wheelchair accessibility to museum exhibits. Caregivers also get free admission. ASL audio tours can be arranged, as well as Audio Descriptive Tours for those visually impaired.
Q:Can you wear sandals on the USS Midway?
A:Yes. You can wear sandals on the USS Midway, as there is no dress code. But shoes with non-skid soles are recommended since you’ll be touring a ship, going through narrow corridors, and going up and down stairs between decks. High heels are not recommended, and bare feet aren’t allowed.
Q:Is there parking near the USS Midway Museum?
A:Yes. There is a dedicated parking lot for USS Midway Museum visitors. The lot is on Navy Pier, next to the USS Midway Museum. Parking rates vary between $5 to $30 depending on whether special events or holidays are happening. RV parking is not allowed in this lot.