San Diego Special Events Aboard USS Midway

Have your next event on the immensely popular, USS Midway Museum. Our unique downtown San Diego location, convention center proximity, and 360-degree panoramic view make it an unparalleled venue for every occasion! 

Venue Spaces

The USS Midway Museum's unique setting includes three possible event spaces: 
  • The Hangar Bay: Two enclosed hangar bays, each approximately 17,000 square feet.
  • The Flight Deck: A four-acre outdoor deck with more than 50,000 square feet of dramatic event space.
  • The Fantail Sponson: Semi-private outdoor covered patio overlooking San Diego Bay, the Coronado Bridge and downtown skyline, available for smaller early-evening events.


We partner with a list of well-established and accomplished caterers from which you must contract for your event. This exclusive group is experienced with the unique nuances of catering on board a historic aircraft carrier, and can offer diverse and high quality menu options for any type of event. Click here for a complete list of our exclusive catering options.
We also offer various event enhancements that will mesmerize your guests and give them a one-of-a-kind experience!


We can accommodate evening events after the museum closes for up to 4,000 people. Guests access the ship via brows (stairs) from the pier to the hangar deck. Elevator access is available for guests who need assistance from the pier or between decks. 
Approximately 375 parking spaces (paid by event guests) are available on Navy Pier, immediately adjacent to the ship. Staging areas are conveniently located nearby for buses or shuttles. 


Ready to book your event? Fill out the event request form here. Popular dates often book more than a year in advance and the Midway Event Sales Department exclusively reserves dates.  Thank you for thinking about the USS Midway Museum, we look forward to hearing from you!  


Fast Fact

The USS Midway Museum is the most-visited floating ship museum in the world.


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