In this throwback blog, we get to revisit our experience from 2012 at the aircraft carrier USS Midway Museum located in San Diego, California.
1st Tip – Purchasing Tickets
If you purchase your tickets online in advance as of (June 208) you can receive a $2 discount per ticket. You can do same-day re-entry. Budget 3-4 hours to explore the aircraft carrier. We were lucky that the ship was not very busy and we got to take our time exploring below the ship and the deck.
2nd Tip – Entry Policies and Suggested Attire
Usually, I carry food such as granola bars and water bottles with me throughout the day. Do not bring in outside food or beverages here. Also, there are no glass containers allowed. Check out their website for updated list of items not to bring. The USS Midway Museum suggests wearing comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes. We wore comfortable clothes and glad we did because there was a lot of climbing up and down ladders.
3rd Tip – Tours
They have self-guided audio and you can bring your own headphones. There are also guided tours. We choose to do a self-guided with no audio. The USS Midway Museum has over 60 restored exhibit areas. Examples include the engine room to the flight deck. It also has greater than 30 restored aircraft and nearly 10 acres of exhibits and displays. You can climb aboard real cockpits. We got to visit the bridge and captains cabins. Down below we visited where the crew lived and worked. Other areas we saw when we were below the deck included mess halls, galleys, chapel, laundry services, and the engineering area.
4th Tip – Calendar of Events
Check out the Calendar of Events because they have added experiences throughout the year. Some examples of additional activities include a “Behind the scenes tour” and special days like Flag Day in June or Fourth of July.
5th Tip – Gift Shop & Cafe
Do you collect souvenirs from every place you visit? Well do not worry; they have a gift shop for you to purchase your souvenirs. If you get hungry after a 4-hour tour, they do have a Cafe and you can purchase food and drink.
Visiting USS Midway Museum
Have you visited the USS Midway Museum? If yes, what was your favorite aircraft?