Introduction to the USS Midway Museum
USS Midway was once an icon of the U.S. Navy and was the lead ship of the U.S. Navy’s Midway-class aircraft carrier. In 2004, the carrier’s final resting place near the Navy Pier in San Diego was taken over by a non-profit and opened as a museum.
At the entrance of the aircraft carrier, in addition to a free tour map, visitors can rent an audio guide for free. Each exhibit and each exhibition point in the museum is numbered, and visitors only need to enter the corresponding number on the guide to hear the audio introduction about the exhibition or exhibition point. The guide needs to be returned to the museum staff upon departure. The whole museum is divided into 3 parts, the first part is Man and Machine, which is located on the hangar level and the foredeck.
The second part is City at Sea, located on decks 2, 3 and 4 of the ship. The third part is On the Roof, which is located on the battle deck, and the main entrance and exit of the aircraft carrier museum is located in the first part.
Transportation to the USS Midway Museum
You can take the 83, 215, 235, 992 bus or the green, orange, and blue light rail and get off at the Santa Fe Depot station; you can park in the museum parking lot for $5 for 1 hour, $10 for 12 hours, or You can park in the surrounding metered parking spaces (Metered Parking), $1.25/hour, up to 2 hours.
USS Midway Museum Ticket Reservations
Adults $19, Seniors 62+ $16, Students $15, Veterans $10, Children $10 ($2 off online tickets)
The USS Midway Museum is so close to SAN Airport that it is equivalent to driving half a circle around the water’s edge. In fact, you can clearly see the plane taking off and landing on the deck! Tickets can be purchased on-site or online in advance.
It is said that when there is a lot of traffic, it is a waste of time to buy tickets on the spot and queue up again, so I bought tickets online in advance. It was only 10:30 when we simply arrived. In addition to the working day, there were very few people, so I went in quickly~~ When I went to the fearless number before, I was more casual with my parents, mainly taking pictures and punching in, and many details were missing. How to look at it (I think they are not really interested…just check in); Although the Lexington visited relatively carefully and went home and wrote a guide, but because of the limited time, I didn’t actually read it carefully. So much so that all I remember when I go home is the fighters. . .
After you see the small speaker logo, scan it. Sometimes you will see the horn logo with two background colors of yellow and green. The yellow one is the general commentary, and the green one is designed for children to listen to.
After entering the entrance is the hangar deck area. After entering, it will take you to take a composite photo like other famous attractions (of course, ignore it every time), and then take a few steps to receive the audio guide. Then you can get the map for free at the information center, you can choose the Chinese map~ There are exhibitions T-6 and F4U and other flight simulators in the middle, and the two ends are the gift shop and the Battle of Midway Theater. Visitors with children can experience a flight simulator, but it seems to be an extra charge~
I feel that every military museum will exhibit the T-6Texan Texan trainer~ I have summed up my experience, the carrier is painted yellow, and the local museum has more metallic colors~