From Mothballs to Magic: The Amazing Rescue & Restoration of the USS Midway!

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March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

This event is sold out!

Midway Members! Join us for our next Live the Adventure dinner and panel discussion – From Mothballs to Magic: The Amazing Rescue and Restoration of the USS Midway!

Floating empty, the mighty USS Midway slowly rusted as part of the Navy’s mothball fleet. A group of dedicated San Diegans worked for 12 years to rescue and restore the ship to an extraordinary museum and visitor destination, overcoming many seemingly-impossible obstacles.

Come hear the remarkable battles that led to Midway becoming the most-visited ship museum in the world and 5th most-popular museum of any type in America! Marvel at today’s extraordinary upkeep required to restore and maintain YOUR amazing USS Midway Museum for generations to come.

This event is SOLD OUT, there is no waiting list. If you were unable to reserve tickets, this event will be videotaped and posted to our YouTube channel a few weeks after the event date. Click here to check out videos from previous Midway Membership events. 

Advanced ticket is required for this event, tickets will not be sold at the door.  Tickets are non-refundable. No children under 15 years old will be permitted to attend.


Must be an active USS Midway Museum Member to attend this event.



March 29
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hangar Deck
910 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103 United States
(619) 544-9600


USS Midway Museum – Membership
(619) 398-8229


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