USS Midway Museum

USS Midway Museum Live the adventure & honor the legend of the USS Midway with activities & fun for the whole family onboard! Voted #1 "Thing to Do" on Trip Advisor SD!
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📅 Mark your calendars, Midway Family! Our annual Legacy Week line-up has just been announced and we are excited to share...
05/01/2021
May 27-31: Legacy Week - USS Midway Museum

📅 Mark your calendars, Midway Family! Our annual Legacy Week line-up has just been announced and we are excited to share with you our most iconic activities both onboard and in a virtual format this year. From a live stream Memorial Day commemoration, to an interactive Remembrance Wall, to our annual blood drive – each element of Midway’s Legacy Week commemoration is designed to honor and remember our heroes and celebrate our military heritage.

#LegacyWeek21
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The USS Midway Museum’s annual Legacy Week commemoration is back with onboard and virtual events: Memorial Day Livestream Ceremony, Meet the Aviators and the aircraft they flew, Honor a Fallen Hero on our Remembrance Wall, & more.

46 years ago, military heroes joined together to lead one of the US Navy’s largest humanitarian rescue missions during t...
04/30/2021
Operation Frequent Wind Relived: Destination Midway

46 years ago, military heroes joined together to lead one of the US Navy’s largest humanitarian rescue missions during the Fall of Saigon. Ship Historian, Karl Zingheim had the unique opportunity to sit down with Rear Adm. Larry Chambers, USN (Ret.), Cmdr. Vern Jumper, USN (Ret.), Courtney Herrmann, and Stephanie Dinh to tell their stories of service and sacrifice during Operation Frequent Wind.

If you were not able to join us for this special livestream event, click below to watch the replay as we remember this important time in history.
#OperationFrequentWind #HonortheLegend

Ship Historian, Karl Zingheim is back at it on April 27 at 12:30 pm PST, with a special episode in honor of Operation Frequent Wind. Stay tuned for more deta...

Calling all San Diego County K-12 classroom teachers ‼️ Come aboard this weekend for complimentary single-day admission!...
04/30/2021
Teachers Appreciation - Admission Offer - USS Midway Museum

Calling all San Diego County K-12 classroom teachers ‼️ Come aboard this weekend for complimentary single-day admission!

This special Teachers Appreciation offer is available at our Ticket Booth only now until May 31, 2021. To take advantage of this admission offer, simply show your teacher credential ID at the Ticket Booth. If you have other guests in your party, they must purchase tickets in advance online.

Details ▶️ https://bit.ly/3dkobVp

#TeachersAppreciation #USSMidway

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Operation Thin Mint, the USS Midway offers free admission to Girls Scouts in uniform in April.

04/27/2021
46th Anniversary of Operation Frequent Wind

LIVE NOW: Join us for a special episode of Destination Midway in honor of the 46th Anniversary of Operation Frequent Wind.

Karl will host a dynamic panel discussion featuring Rear Adm. Larry Chambers, USN (Ret.) and Cmdr. Vern Jumper, USN (Ret.) who served aboard Midway during Operation Frequent Wind. They will be joined by Courtney Herrmann and Stephanie Dinh who evacuated Saigon with their families as young girls.

Tune in to relive the history and engage with Karl & our speakers during the livestream!

This special episode is presented by Qualcomm.

🔥 HOT OFF THE CATAPULT 🔥 Kick off Memorial Day weekend with a special live stream concert featuring Switchfoot aboard th...
04/27/2021
May 27th Live Stream Ticket

🔥 HOT OFF THE CATAPULT 🔥 Kick off Memorial Day weekend with a special live stream concert featuring Switchfoot aboard the USS Midway!

Grab your tickets and limited edition Switchfoot/USS Midway merch now here: http://link.midway.org/switchfoot

May 27th Live Stream Ticket - 5pm Pacific Join us for our 11th Live Stream Event! This is a ticket to access one live stream event. Livestream Support *All live stream details will be emailed as soon as they are set!

Considered by many to be the 30 most dangerous hours on board the USS Midway, Operation Frequent Wind was one of the lar...
04/24/2021
The USS Midway Museum Presents Operation Frequent Wind

Considered by many to be the 30 most dangerous hours on board the USS Midway, Operation Frequent Wind was one of the largest rescue missions in US history.

As the communist-led North Vietnamese Army invaded Saigon, the U.S. Navy was called in to rescue thousands of South Vietnamese citizens trapped in the capital city. Among them was an eight year-old girl trying to escape with 16 members of her family. The dramatic events that ultimately brought them to the deck of the USS Midway are those reserved for Hollywood scripts.

Waiting for them on the USS Midway was then Air Boss, Vern Jumper and then Captain, Larry Chambers who worked tirelessly to save thousands of lives.

Operation Frequent Wind brought an end to the Vietnam War, providing the punctuation to a conflict that ultimately cost the lives of over 57,000 U.S. service members. But for Courtney Hermann, it brought her to freedom and a new life in America.

As we reflect on the upcoming anniversary of Operation Frequent Wind... watch Courtney's story today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f22aQW8MgKI&t=13s

#OperationFrequentWind #ussmidway

Considered by many to be the 30 most dangerous hours on board the aircraft carrier USS Midway, Operation Frequent Wind was one of the largest rescue missions...

Calling all San Diego County K-12 classroom teachers ‼️ Come aboard this weekend for complimentary single-day admission!...
04/22/2021
Teachers Appreciation - Admission Offer - USS Midway Museum

Calling all San Diego County K-12 classroom teachers ‼️ Come aboard this weekend for complimentary single-day admission!

This special Teachers Appreciation offer is available at our Ticket Booth only now until May 31, 2021. To take advantage of this admission offer, simply show your teacher credential ID at the Ticket Booth. If you have other guests in your party, they must purchase tickets in advance online.

Details ▶️ https://bit.ly/3dkobVp

#TeachersAppreciation #USSMidway

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Operation Thin Mint, the USS Midway offers free admission to Girls Scouts in uniform in April.

How it started....vs how it's going!Raise your hand if you're an A-1 Skyraider fan. 🖐️ 🖐️ Well, we dug up the first phot...
04/20/2021

How it started....vs how it's going!

Raise your hand if you're an A-1 Skyraider fan. 🖐️ 🖐️

Well, we dug up the first photo of our "A-1" taken in January 2006... check it out!

This aircraft was originally a Douglas AD-4W that was first sent to the Royal Navy, and eventually wound up as a target tug for Sweden before being sold into the civilian market. When we recieved the aircraft from a private collection, we converted it from the AD-4W configuration to look like an A-1 for display onboard Midway.

How'd we do? 👀

#TransformationTuesday #HowItStarted

Marvel isn't the only one with Avengers! Midway's TBM Avenger, also known as the best carrier torpedo bomber in World Wa...
04/16/2021

Marvel isn't the only one with Avengers! Midway's TBM Avenger, also known as the best carrier torpedo bomber in World War II, has a new view onboard!

Cheers to our Airwing team who seemlessly relocated this special aircraft from our Hangar to the Flight Deck!

Raise your hand if you're an Avenger fan! 🖐️ 🖐️

#MovingUp #Avenger

Calling all San Diego County K-12 classroom teachers ‼️ Come aboard this weekend for complimentary single-day admission!...
04/16/2021
Teachers Appreciation - Admission Offer - USS Midway Museum

Calling all San Diego County K-12 classroom teachers ‼️ Come aboard this weekend for complimentary single-day admission!

This special Teachers Appreciation offer is available at our Ticket Booth only now until May 31, 2021. To take advantage of this admission offer, simply show your teacher credential ID at the Ticket Booth. If you have other guests in your party, they must purchase tickets in advance online.

Details ▶️ https://bit.ly/3dkobVp

#TeachersAppreciation #USSMidway

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Operation Thin Mint, the USS Midway offers free admission to Girls Scouts in uniform in April.

⚓️ UPDATE ⚓️ Our Battle of Midway Theater is NOW OPEN! Be sure to check in at the theater during your next visit for sho...
04/15/2021
Battle of Midway Theater - USS Midway Museum

⚓️ UPDATE ⚓️ Our Battle of Midway Theater is NOW OPEN!

Be sure to check in at the theater during your next visit for show times. Capacity and show times will be limited at this time, but we are excited to share this experience with you once again!

Learn more about the Battle of Midway Theater here: https://www.midway.org/exhibits-activities/activities/battle-of-midway-theater/

Battle of Midway Theater During your visit be sure to experience Midway’s 90-seat theater, featuring a riveting multimedia movie about the Battle of Midway “Voices of Midway”. This 15 minute immersive film tells the story of one of the most important naval battles of WWII. The battle is relive...

04/15/2021

Commemorating the 20 Year Anniversary of Operation Thin Mint with free admission for current Girl Scouts wearing a Girl Scout uniform, vest, sash or Daisy smock during the month of April!

Visit Midway Ticket Booth to take advantage of this special offer and congratulations Girl Scouts San Diego!

Have you visited Midway's Task Force Command Center (TFCC) exhibit? Let's just say, this is where stuff went downnn.  Fr...
04/15/2021
Tour the Task Force Command Center (TFCC) | Midway Declassified

Have you visited Midway's Task Force Command Center (TFCC) exhibit? Let's just say, this is where stuff went downnn.

From the War Room to the Battle Watch Commander's Station, explore the spaces where some of the most integral decisions were made to successfully conduct combat operations.

🎟️ Get your ticket today to see these spaces in person: https://link.midway.org/timed-ticket

📽️ Unable to visit in person? Enjoy a short video tour of the space: https://youtu.be/rKhWqguxm4w

In response to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, the USS Midway Museum has created below-deck video tours led by our Midway volunteers! While select tou...

Today we recognize the anniversary of the date that the USS Midway was decommissioned. After 47 years of legendary servi...
04/11/2021
The USS Midway Museum Presents From Mothballs to Magic

Today we recognize the anniversary of the date that the USS Midway was decommissioned.

After 47 years of legendary service in the U.S. Navy, it was time for the USS Midway to face its final challenge… retirement. The ship would have to first say goodbye to Yokosuka, Japan, the foreign port it called home for 18 years.

Watch the incredible story of how a determined group of individuals overcame the odds to give this storied ship a second chance to serve, only this time as one of the most popular destinations in the country and a monument to the United States Navy.

🎥 Watch today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7r5Lt68N6xI&t=3s

#UnitedStoriesofAmerica #USSMidway

After 47 years of legendary service in the United States Navy, it was time for the USS Midway to face its final challenge… retirement. The ship would have to...

Happy National Sibling Day to our sister ships!Midway-class carrier sisters: ❂  USS Midway (CV-41)❂  USS Franklin D. Roo...
04/10/2021

Happy National Sibling Day to our sister ships!

Midway-class carrier sisters:
❂ USS Midway (CV-41)
❂ USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42)
❂ USS Coral Sea (CV-43)

Pick your favorite! 👇

#NationalSiblingDay #MidwayClass

⚓ WE'RE HIRING ⚓Are you or someone you know interested in working in a highly collaborative fun environment that appreci...
04/09/2021
Become A Part of the Midway Crew - Job Opportunities

⚓ WE'RE HIRING ⚓

Are you or someone you know interested in working in a highly collaborative fun environment that appreciates volunteer service and making an impact at work? Check out the positions we are looking to fill here:

★ Accounting Manager
★ Accounting Assistant
★ Custodial/ Janitorial
★ Safety Manager
★ Event Sales and Service Coordinator
★ Admissions Lead
★ Event Services Representative
★ Ride Operator
★ President, Midway Foundation and Director of Development

To join the crew, click the link below and follow the instructions to apply at: https://www.midway.org/jobs/job-opportunities/

Welcome aboard the USS Midway Museum; a unique work environment that emphasizes self-starters, fun, inspiration, service to country and a work/life balance. See what positions are currently open by visiting our website!

Calling all San Diego County K-12 classroom teachers ‼️ Come aboard this weekend for complimentary single-day admission!...
04/08/2021
Teachers Appreciation - Admission Offer - USS Midway Museum

Calling all San Diego County K-12 classroom teachers ‼️ Come aboard this weekend for complimentary single-day admission!

This special Teachers Appreciation offer is available at our Ticket Booth only now until May 31, 2021. To take advantage of this admission offer, simply show your teacher credential ID at the Ticket Booth. If you have other guests in your party, they must purchase tickets in advance online.

Details ▶️ https://bit.ly/3dkobVp

#TeachersAppreciation #USSMidway

Free admission to the USS Midway Museum for San Diego county teachers in April and May 2021.

This is your sign to visit MIDWAY ⚓️ Click here to get your tickets today and start your adventure: https://link.midway....
04/07/2021

This is your sign to visit MIDWAY ⚓️

Click here to get your tickets today and start your adventure: https://link.midway.org/timed-ticket

#ussmidway #livetheadventure #honorthelegend

This is your sign to visit MIDWAY ⚓️

Click here to get your tickets today and start your adventure: https://link.midway.org/timed-ticket

#ussmidway #livetheadventure #honorthelegend

Morning coffee with a view as the USS Essex (LHD-2) comes into port!⚓ ☕
04/06/2021

Morning coffee with a view as the USS Essex (LHD-2) comes into port!

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Throwback to 1971: USS Midway (CVA-41) underway! ⚓
04/05/2021

Throwback to 1971: USS Midway (CVA-41) underway! ⚓

April 1971, 50 years ago this month: This photograph was taken of the U.S. Navy attack aircraft carrier #USSMidway (CVA-41) underway with planes of Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) on her flight deck. That month, Midway began her first deployment following her four-year modernization in San Francisco Bay Naval Shipyard at Hunters Point, California.

U.S. Navy photo # K-89075

Happy Easter, Midway Family! 🐰 Spend the day aboard Midway exploring 47 years of history come to life! 📍We are open toda...
04/04/2021

Happy Easter, Midway Family! 🐰 Spend the day aboard Midway exploring 47 years of history come to life!

📍We are open today from 10 am - 5 pm (last admission at 4 pm.) #PermissionToComeAboard

[ Photo by @alma_travelss ]

Happy Easter, Midway Family! 🐰 Spend the day aboard Midway exploring 47 years of history come to life!

📍We are open today from 10 am - 5 pm (last admission at 4 pm.) #PermissionToComeAboard

[ Photo by @alma_travelss ]

Beginning today: K-12 credentialed teachers receive free admission. Click below for the details!
04/01/2021
Teachers Appreciation - Admission Offer - USS Midway Museum

Beginning today: K-12 credentialed teachers receive free admission.

Click below for the details!

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Operation Thin Mint, the USS Midway offers free admission to Girls Scouts in uniform in April.

Midway is saying 🍎 THANK YOU 🍎  to San Diego county teachers beginning tomorrow, April 1 with free admission!Teachers ma...
03/31/2021
Teachers Appreciation - Admission Offer - USS Midway Museum

Midway is saying 🍎 THANK YOU 🍎 to San Diego county teachers beginning tomorrow, April 1 with free admission!

Teachers make an impact on the daily lives of students through thought-provoking education and influential lessons. As a special "thank you" to active and credentialed San Diego County K-12 classroom teachers, we welcome you aboard for complimentary single-day admission during the months of April and May.

This special Teachers Appreciation offer is available at our Ticket Booth only. To take advantage of this admission offer, simply show your teacher credential ID at the Ticket Booth. If you have other guests in your party, they must purchase tickets in advance online.

Offer valid from April 1 - May 31, 2021.

Details ▶️ https://bit.ly/3dkobVp

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Operation Thin Mint, the USS Midway offers free admission to Girls Scouts in uniform in April.

Have you watched our latest Destination Midway episode honoring #WomensHistoryMonth ? Click below to watch 4 trailblazin...
03/30/2021
Women in the Military, Trailblazing and Triumphs [Destination Midway w/ Historian, Karl Zingheim]

Have you watched our latest Destination Midway episode honoring #WomensHistoryMonth ?

Click below to watch 4 trailblazing women share their experiences in the U.S. Navy! Our speakers included Capt. Veronica Armstrong-Evans, USN (Ret.), Capt. Jo Dee Jacob, USN (Ret.), CMC (Command Master Chief) Valissa Tisdale, USN, and Cmdr. Karen Brasch, USN (Ret.) who shared their stories and incredible accomplishments in the military.

📽️ Watch now: https://youtu.be/dlCvhOyNLYs

Ship Historian, Karl Zingheim is back at it on March 25 at 12:30 pm PST, with a special episode in honor of Women’s History month. Women today serve in every...

In honor of Vietnam Veterans Day, four of Midway's inspirational volunteers were interviewed by K**I News this morning!C...
03/29/2021
USS Midway Museum celebrates National Vietnam War Veterans Day -

In honor of Vietnam Veterans Day, four of Midway's inspirational volunteers were interviewed by K**I News this morning!

Click below to listen to their stories including that of CAPT. Jack Ensch who remembers today as his 48th anniversary of being released as a Prisoner of War in Vietnam.

Reminder, if you are a Vietnam Veteran you recieve free admission to the USS Midway Museum today, March 29. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

#VietnamVeteransDay #USSMidway

https://www.kusi.com/uss-midway-museum-celebrates-national-vietnam-war-veterans-day

SAN DIEGO (K**I) – March 29, 2021, is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. In honor of these veterans, the USS Midway Museum is offering FREE admission to Vietnam War veterans all day long. K**I’s Allie Wagner was aboard the USS Midway Museum speaking with various Vietnam War Veterans about this s...

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910 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA
92101

The Santa Fe Depot is just a few blocks away, making the USS Midway Museum easily accessible by train, coaster and trolley. San Diego public transportation information is available here: http://www.sdcommute.com/TripPlanner/index.asp

General information

Open daily from 10 AM - 5 PM. Our ticket booth closes at 4 PM. Closed Thanksgiving day and Christmas day, only.

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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(619) 544-9600

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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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Vietnam Veterans.............Video
Will you be showing Top Gun this year?? It’s our favorite event!! 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻
A Question, as one of those that have always participated in MEET THE AVIATORS Weekend, IS this going to Happen In May of 2021 as it has in the past Years except last year
March 3, 1973 Midway returned to Alameda 48 years ago today after a hugely successful WestPac cruise to Vietnam. We left home on 4.10.72 and had stops in Singapore, Hong Kong, crossed the equator, and enjoyed many stops in Subic Bay/Cubi Point. I was attached to VF-151 as a Personnelman. One of the great experiences of my life. I have been a member of Midway Magic/Midway Museum since the beginning and love visiting our ship. Steve Martin PN3 VF-151 1972-73
Something I found on Youtube that is kinda cool. Hope I'm not stepping on any Group rules.
I visited the USS Midway in 2013 in honor of my son Kevin M. Hoefer who served on it. He passed away in 2012 after a 2 year battle with cancer. I toured the Midway when he was stationed on it. I was very impressed. As a Mother of 2 sons now gone who served in the Navy , Kevin on the Midway and the Constellation, and Ron on the USS McCandless, I was very proud of them when they served in the Navy, as I was proud of them in life.
So so so happy to be open! San Diego, come on down!! We’ve missed you....
Hi all. Time to make another visit to the Midway.
Perusing the photos on the Navy.mil website and ran across this wonderful photo.