Youth Programs Overview

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!

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Boy Scouts - Aviation Merit Badge

Complete your Aviation Merit Badge requirements aboard the USS Midway Museum in one day.  Get a true, hands on experience! 

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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.

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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

For information on any of the above programs please email us at

Fast Fact

In 1992, the USS Midway is permanently decommissioned in San Diego, Calif.


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