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Here’s to a wonderful landing into 2024! ✈️✨ Happy New Year from the USS Midway Museum!Enjoy this footage of the USS Mid...
01/05/2024

Here’s to a wonderful landing into 2024! ✈️✨ Happy New Year from the USS Midway Museum!

Enjoy this footage of the USS Midway Flight Deck operations, in 1990.

✨ Happy New Year! ✨From our fan-favorite Top Gun Maverick Movie Night to the inaugural opening of the Jingle Jets festiv...
01/01/2024

✨ Happy New Year! ✨
From our fan-favorite Top Gun Maverick Movie Night to the inaugural opening of the Jingle Jets festive lighting experience, 2023 was filled with many fun and memorable moments. We can’t wait to see what’s in store in 2024! Thank you all for your continued support and we wish you a happy 2024!

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Looking for last-minute holiday gifts? The Midway's Jet Shop is the perfect one-stop shop for all USS Midway Museum visi...
12/21/2023

Looking for last-minute holiday gifts? The Midway's Jet Shop is the perfect one-stop shop for all USS Midway Museum visitors and Top Gun enthusiasts! You'll find an assortment of souvenirs, clothing, accessories, and more! #

Shop onboard during museum hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Or visit our online store: https://www.midway.org/visit/cafe-gift-shop/

Sometimes an unexpected visitor flies in… 🐦🪶
12/19/2023

Sometimes an unexpected visitor flies in… 🐦🪶

✨🎄This weekend, celebrate the holidays with JINGLE JETS! 🎄✨Bring the family and join in the fun at Jingle Jets aboard th...
12/09/2023

✨🎄This weekend, celebrate the holidays with JINGLE JETS! 🎄✨

Bring the family and join in the fun at Jingle Jets aboard the USS Midway Museum tonight, Saturday, Dec. 9, and tomorrow Sunday, Dec. 10 (additional select nights available now through Dec. 23)! Enjoy a unique and festive experience featuring decorated aircraft, DJ, dancing, photo opportunities, and more at San Diego's newest holiday tradition!

📍Adult $25
📍Youth $18
📍Children age 5 and under are free (no ticket required)
📍*Circle Level Members receive 20% discount on tickets
📍Tickets are discounted on “Value Thursdays”

Book your tickets now at: https://www.midway.org/jingle-jets-2023/

Recorded earlier today on the Midway’s flight deck, was the 82nd Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Ceremony, with guest speak...
12/07/2023

Recorded earlier today on the Midway’s flight deck, was the 82nd Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Ceremony, with guest speaker Keith Goosby - retired U.S. Navy master chief petty officer. We honor those who served and their families.

Join us tomorrow, Dec. 7 from 9 - 10 a.m. onboard the USS Midway Museum, as we commemorate the 82nd anniversary of Pearl...
12/06/2023

Join us tomorrow, Dec. 7 from 9 - 10 a.m. onboard the USS Midway Museum, as we commemorate the 82nd anniversary of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day with a commemoration ceremony on the flight deck.

The ceremony is free to the public and open to all. Guests must arrive at the ceremony by 9:20 a.m. to receive complimentary admission to the museum following the ceremony.

Can't make it to the event? Join us on Instagram for a LIVE stream!

Did you know that when the USS Midway received their provisions, it included 3,000 pounds of sugar, 1,000 pounds of butt...
12/05/2023

Did you know that when the USS Midway received their provisions, it included 3,000 pounds of sugar, 1,000 pounds of butter, 300 pounds of salt and 35,000 dozen eggs (corrected 🥚amount 😉)? And that was only for one month! 13,500 meals were served onboard the USS Midway each day.

Today for National Cookie Day, we want to share our famous Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe from 1945!🍪

1 lb. butter, cream well.
2 cups granulated sugar & 2 cups brown sugar: add both to butter and cream together.
2 eggs, 2 tsp. vanilla: add both to mixture.
2 tsp. baking soda, 1.5 tsp. salt, 4 cups and 8 tbs. flour: combine these and then add to the mixture.
1 bag chocolate chips (large): stir into batter.
Spoon onto sheet and bake in preheated oven at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

TONIGHT kicks off our new- "Value Thursdays"! Enjoy discounted admission to Jingle Jets on Thursdays starting tonight. $...
12/01/2023

TONIGHT kicks off our new- "Value Thursdays"! Enjoy discounted admission to Jingle Jets on Thursdays starting tonight. $20 Adult ($5 savings) $15 Youth ($3 savings). Thirsty for more? It's a perfect night to warm up and try our delicious hot "Nutty Elf" cocktail, made with Hot Chocolate, Screwball Peanut Butter Whiskey, and Creme de Menthe. Plenty of tickets are still available, click the link to buy yours! https://www.midway.org/jingle-jets-2023/

Looking for a fun and festive way to kick off your holiday season? Look no further than Jingle Jets aboard the USS Midwa...
11/30/2023

Looking for a fun and festive way to kick off your holiday season? Look no further than Jingle Jets aboard the USS Midway Museum! Starting tomorrow night, we are introducing NEW "Value Thursdays" discounted admission!

❄️$20 Adult (ages 13 and up)
❄️$15 Youth (ages 6 thru 12)

You can experience all the excitement of San Diego’s newest holiday tradition for an even better price! Don't miss out on the chance to see spectacular light displays and enjoy the festive holiday experience aboard the USS Midway! 🎄
➡️https://www.midway.org/jingle-jets-2023/

📣Starting Tonight...JINGLE JETS!📣Bring the family and join in the fun at Jingle Jets aboard the USS Midway Museum on sel...
11/24/2023

📣Starting Tonight...JINGLE JETS!📣

Bring the family and join in the fun at Jingle Jets aboard the USS Midway Museum on select nights kicking off TONIGHT through Dec. 23! Enjoy a unique and festive experience featuring decorated aircraft, DJ& dancing, photo opportunities, and more at San Diego's newest holiday tradition!

📍Adult $25
📍Youth $18
📍Children age 5 and under are free and do not require a ticket.
📍*Circle Level Members receive 20% discount on tickets for Jingle Jets.

Book your tickets now. https://www.midway.org/jingle-jets-2023/

In observance of Thanksgiving, the USS Midway Museum will be closed tomorrow Thursday, Nov 23. We will reopen the follow...
11/22/2023

In observance of Thanksgiving, the USS Midway Museum will be closed tomorrow Thursday, Nov 23. We will reopen the following day, Friday Nov 24 at 10 am.

We are thankful for your support and wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving! 🍂

Did you know that the USS Midway has more than 30 restored aircraft and helicopters displayed on our Hangar and Flight D...
11/21/2023

Did you know that the USS Midway has more than 30 restored aircraft and helicopters displayed on our Hangar and Flight Decks? These aircraft span over four decades of Naval Aviation from the props to jets. Each aircraft represents an aspect of the USS Midway’s long career.

During “Jingle Jets” - San Diego’s newest holiday tradition - guests will see several aircraft on the flight deck wrapped in holiday lights, including the F-18 Legacy Hornet. So, why not add a little extra magic to your holiday season and visit Jingle Jets! You're sure to be amazed by the aircraft displays and festive fun! Select nights Nov. 24 - Dec. 23 👉🏽 https://www.midway.org/jingle-jets-2023/

Who wants some history with a USS Midway-size helping of ‘Tis the Season fun? Jingle Jets is blanketing an American icon...
11/16/2023

Who wants some history with a USS Midway-size helping of ‘Tis the Season fun? Jingle Jets is blanketing an American icon in holiday lights and a lot more— happening Nov. 24 - Dec. 23. 🎁 Book your tickets now 👉🏽 https://www.midway.org/jingle-jets-2023/

We want to express our gratitude for all service men and women who have served and are serving our country. Thank You. 🇺...
11/11/2023

We want to express our gratitude for all service men and women who have served and are serving our country. Thank You. 🇺🇸

Join us today as NBC 7 San Diego & Telemundo San Diego host the biggest Veterans Day celebration in San Diego onboard the Midway, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.! There will be live music, kids’ activities, contests, free food & drink samples. FREE for all Active, Reserve, National Guard, Veterans and up to 4 family members. Show your military ID and join us as we celebrate you & your family. 🇺🇸

Check out this link for more information about our Veterans Day lineup 👉https://www.midway.org/exhibits-activities/special-days/veterans-day-celebration/
Presented by: Qualcomm

Happy Birthday Marines! Oorah!🇺🇸
11/10/2023

Happy Birthday Marines! Oorah!🇺🇸

It’s holiday cheer on a whole other scale: Jingle Jets aboard the USS Midway Museum! Don’t miss San Diego’s newest, brig...
11/09/2023

It’s holiday cheer on a whole other scale: Jingle Jets aboard the USS Midway Museum! Don’t miss San Diego’s newest, brightest tradition, happening Nov. 24 - Dec. 23. Bet you a million lights you’ll love it! Book tickets now. https://www.midway.org/jingle-jets-2023/

11/06/2023

Place the ultimate bow on your holidays: come see Jingle Jets,
aboard the USS Midway Museum! It’s 40,000 tons of steel, history
and courage covered in lights and cheer—happening Nov. 24 - Dec 23. Bet you a million lights you’ll love it! Book tickets now. https://www.midway.org/jingle-jets-2023/

November marks National Aviation History Month, a time when we celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments in aviation t...
11/02/2023

November marks National Aviation History Month, a time when we celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments in aviation that have transformed the world, from the Wright Brothers' first flight, to modern-day fighter jets. ✈️

Come visit Midway and learn about our over 30 carefully restored aircraft and helicopters that are a part of aviation and military history!

U.S. Military Veterans can visit the USS Midway Museum for FREE in November!🇺🇸In recognition of the service and sacrific...
10/31/2023

U.S. Military Veterans can visit the USS Midway Museum for FREE in November!🇺🇸

In recognition of the service and sacrifice of our veterans, the USS Midway Museum is offering complimentary admission to U.S. military veterans during the month of November. Tickets can be obtained at the museum’s ticket booth and proof of service is required such as a DD-214, VA card, retired military ID card, etc.

Click here 👉🏽https://www.midway.org/exhibits-activities/special-days/veterans-day-celebration/ for more information about the offer, and other Veterans Day activities.🇺🇸

There are just a few days left for KIDS FREE OCTOBER! Don't miss out on the deal where kids 12 and under can enjoy FREE ...
10/28/2023

There are just a few days left for KIDS FREE OCTOBER! Don't miss out on the deal where kids 12 and under can enjoy FREE admission, with a paid adult, at the Midway and more than 50 other select art, cultural, and science museums and historical sites in San Diego County!

Visit 👉🏽https://sandiegomuseumcouncil.org/specials/kidsfree/ to view participating museums and terms.

  - 80 years ago today, the keel for CVB-41 was laid in Shipway 11 at the Newport News Shipbuilding Yard in Virginia. At...
10/27/2023

- 80 years ago today, the keel for CVB-41 was laid in Shipway 11 at the Newport News Shipbuilding Yard in Virginia. At the time, with a waterline length of 900 feet, the Midway was already longer than other carriers serving. ⚓️

📷: October 1943: USS Midway in drydock at Newport News Shipbuilding Yard in Virginia.

Tickets are on sale now for Jingle Jets, Midway's inaugural festive lighting experience where the ship will be transform...
10/26/2023

Tickets are on sale now for Jingle Jets, Midway's inaugural festive lighting experience where the ship will be transformed into a winter wonderland with an aviation twist!

🎅🏻Select nights Nov. 24 - Dec. 23
🎅🏻Adult (ages 13 and up) - $25
🎅🏻18 Youth (ages 6 thru 12) - $18
🎅🏻Children ages 5 and under are free
🎅🏻20% discount for members

Visit 👉 https://www.midway.org/jingle-jets-2023/ for more information and to get your tickets!

We had a frightfully fun time Saturday night at our Haunted Hangar Halloween bash! It was a spook-tacular event filled w...
10/24/2023

We had a frightfully fun time Saturday night at our Haunted Hangar Halloween bash! It was a spook-tacular event filled with great costumes, ghoulish decorations, thrilling music, and hauntingly good treats. Special thanks to the San Diego Ghostbusters, Thriller San Diego, DJ Danny Castillo, Pirate Swordfish from the Maritime Museum of San Diego, and others who came and made this family-fun event a scream!🎃

Happy 248th Birthday, U.S. Navy!⚓  Forged by the sea, the USS Midway is proud to have represented this global force. Tod...
10/13/2023

Happy 248th Birthday, U.S. Navy!⚓ Forged by the sea, the USS Midway is proud to have represented this global force. Today, we thank all of our sailors - past, present and future - for their service and dedication to our nation! ⚓🇺🇸

Mark your calendar for Sunday, November 12 and join us for the San Diego Veterans Day parade! After a three year hiatus,...
10/11/2023

Mark your calendar for Sunday, November 12 and join us for the San Diego Veterans Day parade! After a three year hiatus, we are thrilled to bring this parade back to our city and pay tribute to our veterans who have served our country, past and present. Bring your family and friends, and show your support! 🇺🇸

Visit 👉🏽 https://sdvetparade.org/ for more information.

Today was another marvelous Monday aboard the USS Midway! Have a great evening Midway family and we’ll see you tomorrow ...
10/10/2023

Today was another marvelous Monday aboard the USS Midway! Have a great evening Midway family and we’ll see you tomorrow at 10 AM! ⚓️

10/04/2023

Check out this video our friends, San Diego Ghostbusters, created! 👻 You won't want to miss Midway's Haunted Hangar Halloween Bash on Oct. 21! Limited tickets are on sale NOW, and it will be a spooky good time for the whole family! Visit https://www.midway.org/haunted-hangar-halloween-bash-2023/
for more info. 👻

KIDS FREE OCTOBER is here!🍂 Starting today and all month long, kids 12 and under can enjoy FREE admission, with a paid a...
10/01/2023

KIDS FREE OCTOBER is here!🍂 Starting today and all month long, kids 12 and under can enjoy FREE admission, with a paid adult, at the Midway and more than 50 other select art, cultural, and science museums and historical sites in San Diego County!

Visit 👉🏽https://sandiegomuseumcouncil.org/specials/kidsfree/ to view participating museums and terms.

See you onboard soon!⚓

Join us in celebrating Gilbert Harrison who is our September Volunteer of the Month! ⭐️ Gilbert, a U.S. Air Force vetera...
09/30/2023

Join us in celebrating Gilbert Harrison who is our September Volunteer of the Month! ⭐️

Gilbert, a U.S. Air Force veteran, began volunteering for Midway in 2018. Within two years, he was already a training officer with the safety department. When he is not wearing his safety red hat, Gilbert also volunteers with the museum’s community outreach team and occasionally with guest services.

“He works hard for us and is an asset to our safety department,” said Dominick Boccia, Midway’s director of safety. “He remains tenacious and energetic about being a team member, he loves being on the Midway and serving with us all. He is also constantly recruiting new volunteers for the safety team.”

Gilbert is a firm believer in community service. Although he spends a considerable amount of time on Midway, with more than 3,000 volunteer hours, we still find additional opportunities to dedicate his talents to other important support efforts around San Diego.

The retired real estate appraiser currently volunteers with Sharp HospiceCare in their Vet2Vet and patient care program which has also supported several former Midway sailors. He helps hospice veterans and their families tell their story and researches information on their service, often enlisting the assistance of Midway’s curatorial team. Gilbert also serves on the San Diego State University War Memorial Committee.

Thank you, Gilbert, for your volunteer spirit!🙌🏽

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Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

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Midway Family!

Thank you for helping us preserve the historic USS Midway and the legacy of those who serve, inspire and educate future generations, and entertain our museum guests!

The USS Midway was commissioned as the largest warship in the world in 1945. Following, Midway’s adventures took her and her crew through historic moments such as Operation Frostbite (1946), Operation Sandy (1947), the Vietnam War, Operation Frequent Wind and the Evacuation of Saigon (1975), Operation Desert Storm (1991), and the rescue after the Mt. Pinatubo eruption. The USS Midway was decommissioned in 1992, and 12 years later in 2004 - was opened as the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, CA.

Years and millions of visitors later, we are so honored to preserve the legacy of the USS Midway and her crew.


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