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

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

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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.
  • 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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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.
Hotel pickup and drop off

Departure Point

USS Midway Museum, 910 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-5811

Departure Time

7/20/2020 - 8/3/2022
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
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
  • 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
  • Parking is available adjacent to Midway for an additional fee through Ace parking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

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.
What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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What is the maximum group size during Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego?
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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  • "If youre a Top Gun fan or a military enthusiast - this is a must!" See review
  • "Really cool to explore the ship on your own at your own pace with knowledgeable friendly staff there to guide you" See review


922 Reviews

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Get the skip the line ticket to save time
, Jul 2021
I liked the skip the line online ticket, was able to go directly into the museum. Staff/volunteers at the museum are very helpful and I enjoyed the visit
, Jul 2021
Amazing!! The volunteers are so wonderful!! The whole experience was perfect!! My son wanted to this for his 15th birthday and it was more then he expected!!!
Definitely repeat
, Jul 2021
It was wonderful knowing tickets were taken care of ahead of time. Walked right in and had a fantastic day! I will definitely recommend
, Jul 2021
Everyone was so knowledgeable and very polite. Lived the friendliness and readiness to offer assistance. Thank you all for making it a really great experience for my son and I
I recommend this tour.
, Jul 2021
My family really enjoyed every aspect of the tour, from the flight deck to the lower decks. The self guided audio tour was an added bonus.
No parking
, Jul 2021
When I arrived in the morning, parking lot was full even for disabled. Off-site parking not an option as it is difficult for me to walk long distances. I had no choice but to leave. I couldn’t return until about 3:30. Lot still full, but one spot opened while I waited a minute. (Still had to pay full 12 hour rate of $10). Needless to say, due to my limited walking ability, this did not allow enough time to thoroughly enjoy and explore and “get my money’s worth”. Since I knew I would be “short changed” I had attempted to find a phone number to call Viator to exchange my ticket (which, by the way, was $3 higher than the regular admission). No number. No contact info. Disappointed in lack of customer service. The museum, however, was quite impressive—the parts I had time to see, anyway.
Had a blast
, Jul 2021
Well worth the money. Will be recommending this place to family and friends. Nice views and cool experiences
Informative but busy.
, Jul 2021
We enjoyed seeing all of the jets and helicopters. The below deck set ups were fun and informative! We would have liked to see more of the control tower but it was only for tours and the small children jumping around during the whole tour pushed us to a small corner that made it impossible to hear and see anything. When we tried to look around at the end we were told we needed to move on. That was a total waste of our time.
USS Midway tour
, Jul 2021
Wasn’t just another boring ship tour. It was interactive and the docents were kind and took the time to talk and tell us about their life’s experiences. My teens both enjoyed this experience.
Great family experience
, Jul 2021
Very cool place to visit. The self tours with the recordings are very informative. Lots of walking and stairs. Though thankfully there are elevators. The cafe closes early so you have to plan on being there before 3. The whole exhibit closes at 5. We got there at about 2. If you want to see/do everything you would want a whole afternoon.

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