Youth Programs Overnight Adventure

Youth Group Overnight Program

Boy in simulator cockpitImagine spending the night on the longest-serving aircraft carrier in Navy history!  Organized youth groups have that opportunity!  Deployment aboard the Midway includes:

  • Tours, Scavenger Hunts, simulators and more!
  • Dinner and breakfast on the mess deck; once used by the enlisted crew;
  • Sleeping in enlisted crew berths (supervised);
  • A taste of Navy life and Navy order; and loads of fun!

Each program begins at 4:30 p.m. and ends at 9:30 a.m.

Program Fee: $85 per-person (Minimum group size 20) Program operates Thursday – Saturday (limited dates available). A deposit is due at the time of booking.  Final payment must be received four weeks in advance. Program fees are subject to change without notice.

For more information or to register, email or

Boy Scouts - Aviation Merit Badge

Complete your Aviation Merit Badge requirements aboard the USS Midway Museum in one day.  Program runs from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM latest, followed by free time until 5pm on selected Saturday.  Program fee is $50 per scout and includes complete instruction, supplies, simulator time and lunch.

For more information or to register, call email or

Flying Midshipmen

Each year the USS Midway Museum hosts the Flying Midshipmen Youth Aviation Training Program. Sea Cadets, JROTC Cadets, CAP Cadets, Young Marines, and ROTC Cadets are invited aboard for a Private Pilot Ground School training class. The program includes ground school course, educational materials, test prep for FAA Exam, food, housing aboard the USS Midway, and several off-site outings.

For details and enrollment information contact Robert Johnson at or Lindsay Ferguson at

More Youth Opportunities

If your family or group cannot attend either of these overnight opportunities, please visit the link below to learn about youth opportunities during daytime hours:

Junior Pilots Program / Family Audio Tour

Fast Fact

The USS Midway was built in only 17 months.


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