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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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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.
  • 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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Audio Tour
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Embarcadero Adventure Offers including discounts for other nearby attractions
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
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego.
Q:
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
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego.
Q:
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
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego.
Q:
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
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego.
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What is the maximum group size during Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego?
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This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego.

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Hooyah!
Mario_R
, May 2021
The ship is amazing to tour. The best part are the veterans and their implacable stories. It was a privilege to be able to show my kids how life on an aircraft carrier was for me when I served.
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Definite thing to do in San Diego
James_G
, May 2021
This was such a great experience. Purchasing the tickets on-line, walking-up to the front of the line, and parking were very easy. Then being able to tour the aircraft carrier was such a great experience. This is a definite thing to do while visiting San Diego.
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Wonderful experience
Lewis_F
, Apr 2021
The volunteers were very helpful with any and all questions. We had a great time even with the chilly weather. My service dog had quite a workout making it through all of the hatchways. We both thought that the medical center was amazing under the chow hall. Develop some empathy for our sailors by experiencing this ship.
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Great overall experience on a remarkable ship
Gregory_R
, Apr 2021
The code and bar code provided did not link woth their system. Insead of skipping the line we had to go wait in line and have tickets fenerated because the code you provided had letters in it whic didnt allow them to scan us in. You should reach out and find out with them what works so others dont have to go through qhat we had to.
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Military Aircraft
Stuart_W
, Apr 2021
We had a great trip to the Midway Museum. With the hand held recorders we could learn about aircraft at our own pace. The ship was not overcrowded with visitors and the tour guides located throughout the ship were very informative. I would definitely give this tour a 5 star!!!!
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Made my Sons Birthday!
Gus_A
, Apr 2021
Ship tour and stories from men who served. The virtual exhibit was a hit! I would highly recommend to anyone who visits the SD area.
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Fun
Erika_A
, Apr 2021
It was a very nice experience. It was cool to be able to walk thru and see how they worked. I liked all the different information stations as well.
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A really nice experience
Rob_M
, Apr 2021
We had a great time. The staff was nice, the exhibits were interesting our son really enjoyed himself.
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Very interesting great...
Robert_K
, Apr 2021
Very interesting great volunteers really informative, learned a lot, highly recommended this tour it was great 👍
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Hooyah Navy!
Roy
, Apr 2021
Truly a great place to visit to get an in-person appreciation of our Naval services. The lines were not too long and the personnel did an excellent job of assuring that our health safety was protected. My kids truly learned a lot about the work and life of a Sailor on a Carrier. Good times. Will visit again soon.
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