See a piece of history during your stay in San Diego whether you are in town before or after a cruise or on an extended vacation in the area. You will check in at the Midway. As a museum ship, the Midway provides an exciting opportunity for visitors to explore life aboard an aircraft carrier. A general admission ticket provides access to a self-guided audio visit that includes 60 separate exhibits located throughout the ship and more than 29 restored aircraft.
You will view several decks as you learn about life aboard an aircraft carrier and why these vessels are called floating cities. The excursion includes the berthing areas for officers and sailors, the galley where over 13,000 meals were served each day, the sick bay and pilot-ready rooms as well as the hangar bay and flight deck. You will learn how the crew produced water, powered the carrier, and maintained the aircraft. Climb the ladders to the bridge and look down on the more than 1,000-foot-long flight deck. Visit primary flight control, the location where the air boss oversaw flight operations, and view the Fresnel lens, the part of the landing system that enabled pilots to "call the ball".
This excursion brings this legendary vessel up close for you to experience life as an aviator through high-tech simulators, music videos, and short films. No matter what your age, this excursion will not disappoint!
A voucher will be sent in a separate email than your e-ticket. Please read the voucher for any special information or requirements. This voucher must be printed and presented to the local operator. Without the voucher in hand, you will not be allowed to do the excursion.
Spanning from the culmination of World War II through Operation Desert Storm, the USS Midway had an illustrious career. Experience the fascinating legacy of this floating museum! Berthed at the Navy Pier in downtown San Diego, the USS Midway was named in honor of the pivotal World War II battle.