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May 1 - May 18

A special admission offer for Midway Members!

Membership has its benefits—especially during The Big Exchange, a membership reciprocity program taking place May 1-18, 2022. The Big Exchange offers members and annual passholders of the USS Midway Museum free general admission to nearly 30 participating arts and cultural destinations in San Diego. From May 1-18, simply show your Midway Museum membership card at participating museums’ admissions desk to receive free entry and experience the incredible cultural richness San Diego County has to offer.

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If you are a member of a reciprocal museum and wish to visit the USS Midway Museum during the Big Exchange, you must proceed to the Midway Ticket Booth during open hours (10 am – 4 pm). Show your member card from any participating museum for a complimentary reciprocal admission ticket.


If you are a Midway Member or Annual Pass holder visiting a reciprocal museum, you must visit their Ticket Booth and tell the Guest Services representative that you are there for “The Big Exchange.”  Then, show your active USS Midway Museum Membership card for complimentary reciprocal admission!  Admission policies may vary by location, and we suggest contacting the other museums before your visit to verify their policies.  Complimentary admission is for general admission only; additional fees may apply for special exhibitions or events.

Each Membership is reciprocal, per guest or Membership status.  For example, an Individual Membership would enjoy similar access for one attendee at a participating museum.  A Family Membership might enjoy entrance for up to four guests at another participating museum.

Click here to see a list of all participating museums!


Must be an active USS Midway Museum Member to participate in this offer.


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