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

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San Diego, United States

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icon2 to 5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 6 more

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. The museum kicks off the aircraft carrier's 75th anniversary with a free kids admission offer - two free kids with every full-paid adult ticket now through December 15, 2020! This offer provides a fun and exciting opportunity to complement home learning for kids. Just bring your adult ticket to our ticket booth to get the free kids tickets.
  • 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
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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

Departure Time

7/20/2020 - 10/21/2021
Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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
**********KIDS FREE - 9/09 THRU 12/15 2 FREE KIDS WITH EACH FULL-PAID ADULT ADMISSION********* 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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Parking is available adjacent to Midway for an additional fee through Ace parking.
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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.
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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
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?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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Must use in getting tickets
Gay_F
, Nov 2020
So easy to use app even like few minutes before we actually go to the museum. Indeed, it made our admission smooth and fast.
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US Midway Tour
Amy_V
, Oct 2020
We really enjoyed the Midway tour. It was neat that veterans who were on the ship during previous wars were our tour guides!!! Very informative!
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Stephen_l
, Oct 2020
Great presentation, good people working there and the areas with the real sailors telling you about the ship was great. The only thing i wish they offered was seeing the engine rooms etc.
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Fascinating and great history
Daryn_K
, Oct 2020
It was fascinating to learn about the great history of the ship itself and the people on board and the planes and we also got to meet an actual veteran who flew planes from the ship during the war.
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The Amazing USS Midway
Kathleen_P
, Sep 2020
This is an amazing experience for young and old. The docents and other volunteers aboard are phenomenal. An amazing walk through military history.
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Awesome
Adam_O
, Sep 2020
Amazing aircrafts on the ship! Great history, and the guides explained it very well. Too bad some things were closed due too COVID or else it would have been fantastic.
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Good experience; want to see more of the Ship
Will_H
, Sep 2020
Had a great experience, would like to see the crew galley, sleeping quarters, engine rooms, Captains quarters, the control tower, and other areas below deck.
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Wonderful!
Tina_M
, Aug 2020
It was wonderful to talk to the docents and receive first hand experiences from them. So much history and so much to see. Will be going back.
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USS Midway Museum is amazing
Naghmeh_M
, Aug 2020
This was one of the most beautiful experiences we have ever had. The ship was amazing and so were all the aircrafts. We will definitely be coming back with the entire family.
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Wonderful!
Janet_B
, Aug 2020
Docents wonderful. All staff positive and helpful. Safety during to covid was right on. Incredible place to visit, and visit again and again
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