USS Midway Museum

San Diego, CA

Where are we going?

USS Midway Museum
910 N Harbor Dr
San Diego
CA 92101


What is there to do?

Prepare yourself for a lifetime memory aboard the USS Midway Museum! You'll explore a floating city at sea and relive nearly 50 years of world history aboard the longest-serving Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century. 

Admission includes a self-guided audio tour to 60 exhibits throughout the historic aircraft carrier and 25 restored aircraft. Now THAT is pretty cool!

Exhibits range from the crew's sleeping quarters to a massive galley, engine room, the ship's jail, officer's country, post office, machine shops, and pilots' ready rooms, as well as primary flight control and the bridge high in the island over the flight deck. 

Kids can really use those imaginations as they walk around the various galleries decks, imagining what life would have really been like on the USS Midway.

Especially popular are the museum docents you'll meet throughout the ship. Each is eager to share a personal story, an anecdote, or amazing statistic, adding to your amazement throughout your adventure. (Most visitors spend 3-4 hours aboard Midway!)

Family oriented activities for all ages are also at the USS Midway Museum, including the very cool flight simulators!

So why not step back in time through the pages of history for your next family day out in San Diego? The adventure awaits!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $23

Children: $10 (Ages 6-12), $15 (Ages 13-17 or College ID)

Discount: Online purchases save $2

Free Under: 5 years


Need a little extra help?

The Midway is a retired aircraft carrier commissioned in 1945. Since their start as a museum, they have made many modifications to improve accessibility for guests with mobility difficulties or other challenges. With the addition of several elevators and access routes, approximately 60 percent of the Museum’s exhibits are wheelchair accessible.


When can we go?

10am - 5pm daily. Last admission 4pm

Open year round except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day


Any top tips?

Their Photo Team will help you take an iconic souvenir photo when you enter the ship upon your visit. Once your photo is taken, they will provide you a slip to take to the Photo Center located in the center of the Hangar Deck. Browse through various backdrops and take home a Midway Souvenir Photo package to remember your visit for years to come!

I’m Hungry!

All that exploration can be hungry work! The Midway’s Fantail Café is the perfect place to grab a bite and enjoy a great San Diego view during your Midway visit. From fresh salads and fun snacks to tasty sandwiches and hearty burgers, the Fantail Café’s menu has options that will satisfy the whole family!

Healthy Eating

There are healthy options in the cafe, and plenty of places in the area to grab something too! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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