There are all kinds of terrific activities to do aboard the USS Midway Museum! Visitors to the USS Midway Museum enter a floating city at sea and walk in the footsteps of 225,000 Midway sailors who served our country and upheld the American ideals of strength, freedom, and peace. Try the flight simulators, watch music videos, short films, or climb aboard aircraft and cockpits! Check out the interactive exhibits, “Ejection Seat Theater,” and much more.
Don’t miss the collection of 29 restored aircraft. The self-guided audio tour, narrated by USS Midway sailors, really brings the carrier’s history to life. With so much to do, the average guests spend 3 to 4 hours! The USS Midway Museum is the perfect place to spend the day and make memories!
Exhibits range from the crew’s sleeping quarters to a massive galley, engine room, the ship’s jail, officer’s country, post office, machine shops, and pilots’ ready rooms, as well as primary flight control and the bridge high in the island over the flight deck. Especially popular are the museum docents you’ll meet throughout the ship. Each is eager to share a personal story, an anecdote, or amazing statistic, adding to your amazement throughout your adventure.
Family-oriented activities for all ages abound two types of flight simulators, short films, climb-aboard aircraft and cockpits, interactive exhibits, “Ejection Seat Theater,” and much more.
Be sure to visit Kansas City Barbeque, located a few blocks away, where they filmed scenes from Top Gun with Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis! Some of the best Barbeque on this side of the Mississippi is served up at this San Diego landmark eatery.