The USS Midway Museum: Skip-the-Line Ticket

The USS Midway Museum: Skip-the-Line Ticket

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Enjoy a memorable visit to the USS Midway Museum when you're in San Diego. Skip the line when visiting the longest serving Aircraft Carrier in the American fleet.

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Mobile ticketing
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Optional audio guide
Spanish, English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Skip the line using your mobile ticket and proceed directly to the front gate
  • View 60 exhibits as well as areas the carrier’s engine room, galley, jail, and sleeping quarters
  • Experience simulators and short films that give you the chance to relive famous moments
  • Enjoy a self-guided tour on board the world’s longest-serving aircraft carrier
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Take a self-guided audio tour onboard the world’s longest-serving aircraft carrier, the historic USS Midway. See the carrier’s 25 restored aircraft from the days of WWII to Operation Desert Storm. Visit areas throughout the Midway, from the crew's sleeping quarters to the pilots' ready rooms. Docents are available throughout the carrier and are eager to share their stories, anecdotes, and statistics, creating a picture of just how important the USS Midway was to the U.S. Navy. Most guests spend 3 to 4 hours exploring this historic aircraft carrier and learning its history. The included audio guide, available in 6 languages, will help you explore the dozens of highlighted areas across the massive ship.  There are family-oriented activities throughout the Museum. Included are 3 types of flight simulators, music videos, short films, climb-aboard aircraft and cockpits, and more. The Museum is located at the Navy Pier in downtown San Diego.
  • Self-guided audio tour
  • All activities included in description
  • Admission to 3D Holographic Battle of Midway Theater
  • Access to the climbaboard aircraft and below deck
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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      The USS Midway Museum is located at 910 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, California, 92101, alongside Navy Pier.

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      • Admission is complimentary for children 5 years old or younger, as well as for active-duty military personnel (including reservists) with valid ID (daytime admission only)
      • You may arrive at any time during opening hours (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM). Note that last admission is at 4:00 PM daily
      • The museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
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      4.9 / 5

      based on 817 reviews

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      This place is the absolute best. Buying the ticket online ahead of time was very helpful. If my family and I did not have to drive home to Arizona we could have spent all day here. There is so much to see - the veterans who work/volunteer on the museum really enhance the experience. We will be back next time we are in San Diego.

      July 23, 2021

      This was a fun stop in San Diego. We spoke with a Veteran who had amazing stories. There was a cafe with shade and the food was good. My kids loved the simulators. My husband loved everything and I myself enjoyed walking around the ship and trying to imagine what it would be like in full working order. great fun for the whole family.

      July 20, 2021

      we went at 2 and they close at 5. if you're doing the self guided audio tour, it's not enough time. if you want to hear all the audio, watch the midway mini movie, and make it to each floor, give yourself at least 4 hours. there's so much to see!

      June 11, 2021

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