Embark on an extraordinary journey of historical exploration aboard the USS Midway Museum – an experience that promises to etch a lifetime of memories into your consciousness. Step onto this floating city at sea and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of nearly 50 years of world history, all set against the backdrop of the longest-serving Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century.
With admission, you gain access to a self-guided audio tour that unveils 60 captivating exhibits scattered throughout this iconic aircraft carrier, accompanied by the presence of 29 meticulously restored aircraft. From the crew’s sleeping quarters to the expansive galley, engine room, the ship’s jail, officer’s country, post office, machine shops, and pilots’ ready rooms – the USS Midway offers a comprehensive exploration of naval life. Ascend to the primary flight control and the bridge high in the island over the flight deck for a panoramic perspective of this maritime marvel.
What sets this experience apart are the museum docents you encounter throughout the ship. Their eagerness to share personal stories, anecdotes, and incredible statistics enhances your amazement, providing a unique layer to your adventure. These knowledgeable guides breathe life into the history, making your exploration not just informative but deeply engaging.
For families and enthusiasts of all ages, the USS Midway Museum presents a myriad of family-oriented activities, including two types of flight simulators, music videos, short films, climb-aboard aircraft and cockpits, interactive exhibits, and the thrilling “Ejection Seat Theater.” Your journey becomes an immersive experience, inviting you to not just witness history but to actively participate in it.
Choose between admission tickets for a self-guided adventure or elevate your experience with a private guided tour of one of San Diego’s most frequented attractions. We extend a warm invitation to literally climb inside the history of the USS Midway, allowing you to touch, feel, and absorb the awe-inspiring legacy of this remarkable vessel. Join us as we unveil the maritime wonders and tales embedded in every corner of the USS Midway, promising an unforgettable voyage through time.