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Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego

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icon2 to 5 hours  (Approx.)
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Overview

Take a trip through American naval history with admission to the USS Midway Museum in San Diego. This enormous ship, known as the longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century, now offers a range of interactive exhibits, a self-guided audio tour and numerous restored aircraft across its 4-acre (1.6-hectare) flight deck and sections below. It’s an essential piece of San Diego’s, and America’s, military history. For your safety, the below deck tour routes, guided Island Tour, “Battle of Midway” theater, simulator, Virtual Reality experiences, and climb aboard cockpits are temporarily closed. When purchasing tickets you must choose a date and time for your visit. This will allow us to manage the number of guests on board to assist with physical distancing requirements. Please arrive at your chosen date and time with your tickets, and review all information in your email confirmation.

Additional Details

Admission to the USS Midway Museum
  • Skip the Line: Proceed directly to the front gate for admission
  • Visit one of the largest aircraft carriers in the US Navy fleet
  • Enjoy over 60 exhibits including the flight deck, galley, engine room and more
  • Audio tour included in the admission price is available in English, Japanese, Spanish, French, German and Mandarin
  • A must for the entire family
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World famous Midway volunteers will bring the flight deck alive
Ability to skip the ticketing line - does not apply to lines within the attraction.
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off
For your safety, our below deck tour routes, and flight simulators are closed.

Departure Point

USS Midway Museum, 910 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-5811
Climb aboard the USS Midway carrier in San Diego, a former naval vessel that now plays home to a fascinating range of exhibits on the American military. It’s a fascinating way to learn about military history along with an iconic piece of Americana.

Begin your USS Midway visit on downtown San Diego’s Embarcadero, boarding the ship any time during its regular hours of operation. This marvel of engineering once housed more than 4,500 crew members across its various decks, and served in the US Navy between 1945 and 1992, making it the longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century. Over the years more than 225,000 sailors have walked its sturdy decks.

Once on board the ship, you have a range of options to explore. For more than a decade this famous carrier was the largest ship in the world (too large to fit through the Panama Canal, in fact), so there’s no shortage of things to do. Continue on a self-guided audio tour, told through the stories of the ship’s former officers and sailors.

Or visit some of the 65 highlighted locations throughout the vessel, covering its bridge to its engine room. There’s also 25 restored aircraft lining its deck and a range of interactive exhibits to suit visitors of all ages. You can also get a better sense for life at sea as you explore the ship’s restored living quarters, including the galleys, sleeping quarters and officer’s country.

Before you go, don’t forget to check out the flight simulator, and make sure to stop by the gift shop and café to cap off your visit.
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USS Midway Museum
The USS Midway was the US Navy's longest serving carrier of the 20th century (1945-1992), and the largest ship in the world for a decade, housing 4,500 crew! Now you can walk in the footsteps of 225,000 sailors on a self-guided audio tour narrated by former Midway sailors and officers. USS Midway also contains interactive exhibits and climb-aboard aircraft for all ages. Don't miss the flight simulators, gift shop and cafe. Experience what it was like to be part of a "city at sea", explore galleys, officer's country, sleeping quarters and the engine room of the first Navy ship too large for the Panama Canal! You will be amazed by the 4-acre flight deck and the 360-degree panoramic view of downtown San Diego.
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • For your safety, our below deck tour routes, guided Island Tour, “Battle of Midway” theater, simulator & Virtual Reality experiences, and climb aboard cockpits are temporarily closed.
  • Complimentary, loaner wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Elevator access from Navy Pier onto the ship, from the hangar deck down to the second deck and up to the flight deck
  • Approximately 60 percent of the museum’s exhibits are wheelchair accessible.
  • Narrated video tour of all museum exhibits is shown continuously in the hangar deck
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Parking is available adjacent to Midway for an additional fee through Ace parking.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • To maintain a safe environment, capacity is limited onboard. Extensive health and safety protocols are in place.
  • When purchasing tickets you will choose a date and time for your museum visit. This will allow us to manage the number of guests on board to assist with physical distancing requirements. Please arrive at your chosen date and time with your tickets, and review all information in your email confirmation.
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What is the social distancing policy during Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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What is the maximum group size during Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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Never disappoints.
Matias_O
, Jun 2021
I promise my son that I’ll take him to the USS MIDWAY a couple of years ago. He loved it and was very interested in the planes and the entire ship and friendly staff
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What a Tour!
Ali_R
, Jun 2021
Absolutely amazing. Historical display of fire power. It was fun to see the lower deck and learn about th engines. A CITY on water. Glad I checked it out.
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Worth going to!
Alejandra_R
, Jun 2021
It is a very huge ship, but such an amazing adventure! Take comfortable shoes because it is a lot of walking, if you have bad knees I suggest to use the elevator because it is a lot of climbing stairs.
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Interesting Museum
Tammie_S
, Jun 2021
Very interesting to learn about the history of the ship and the amazing crew. I recommend for anyone who is interested in US Navy history, the history of WWII, and families.
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Excellent!!
Kimberley_G
, Jun 2021
Awesome docents!!! Very easy to navigate the self tours and listen to the audio tour! Will be back with new visitors!
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Amazing
Laura_G
, Jun 2021
This was a really neat, informative and fun experience. The staff/veterans who work there are the key to making the tour all the more rewarding. Our guide shared wonderful input and stories. Highly recommend this!
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Very cool experience
Emily_K
, Jun 2021
It was a spontaneous decision to take the tour and we are so glad we did! It was incredible to be up on the flight deck and we loved learning about how they launched the planes. Thank you to all of our service men and women!
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Excellent adventure on the Uss midway!
Sunny_L
, Jun 2021
The tour is great. I couldn’t download our tickets due to poor internet, but the staff found the booking right away
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Could not be better.
Lorraine_R
, Jun 2021
Spending time on Memorial Day on such a majestic ship with my grandson. The ship is amazing and the presentation of planes is awesome. The people working g there were very knowledgeable and spent all the time with us as we wanted. I will definitely tell people to put this tour on their bucket list!
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Very memorable; honor, courage, commitment.
Jennifer_J
, Jun 2021
The docents were very informative and helpful. It was interesting to hear their experiences. There were many cool artifacts to see on the ship and the planes.
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