Questions about Overnight Adventures onboard? Please review the frequently asked questions below.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is an Overnight Adventure?

The Live it and Learn It program is $95 per person.

For prices of the Family Overnight or any other special request Overnight Adventures, please contact our Overnights Team at (619) 398-8213  or email

What is the minimum age to participate in an Overnight Adventure?

We can accommodate guests as young as 4 years old depending on the Overnight program.

How much is the Overnight Adventure deposit?

The deposit for groups making an Overnight Adventure reservation is $250. This is a non-refundable deposit. The deposit must be made within 30 days of booking your reservation.

What is your cancellation policy?

Groups may decrease their reservation headcount up to 30 days prior to their Overnight Adventure date.

Additional individuals may be added to the reservation up to 2 weeks before the Overnight Adventure date, subject to space availability.

What are the arrival and departure times?

Check-in and registration begin on the pier at 4:30 pm on the evening of your selected date. We will then come aboard and the program will begin at 5 pm. Late arrivals can be accommodated with advanced notice.

The Overnight Adventure concludes at 9:30 am the following morning.

Can participants leave the ship early?

Yes, please let us know when you need/want to leave so that we can coordinate a Safety Staff member to escort you to the pier.

Is parking available on the pier?

Parking is available on Navy Pier, the parking lot is operated by ACE Parking.

The cost to park in this lot for the Overnight Adventure is $10 per vehicle. This rate includes parking from the time of arrival until 10 am the following morning. Additional time parking on the pier is subject to additional payment at the discretion of ACE Parking.

May I take photos during the Overnight Adventure?

Yes, we encourage you to take photos and videos of your adventure onboard!

Please feel free to share anything you capture with us on our social media channels or through email at

Is smoking permitted during the Overnight Adventure?

The USS Midway Museum is a non-smoking facility, this includes electronic cigarettes. No smoking is permitted.

What food or meals are provided?

During an Overnight Adventure, the Midway Galley provides standard Navy Fare for Mess Call. Our menu is inspired by actual recipes used when the Midway was in service.

Dinner is usually chicken or meatloaf with Navy bean soup, salad and sides. All meals include a beverage.

Breakfast is usually scrambled eggs, turkey sausage, fried potatoes, oatmeal, fruit, and a muffin. Breakfast beverages are orange juice, coffee, milk, and hot chocolate.

What if we have a special diet or food allergy?

With advanced notice, we can provide a cold vegetarian salad for those with vegetarian dietary restrictions.

All food products are nut-free but may have been prepared in an area that has been exposed to nut products.

Participants are welcome to bring their own food. We can provide a refrigerator for storage and a microwave oven for heating.

May we bring food or snacks?

Outside food and snacks are not permitted without advanced notice.

Food and drinks containing sugar are not permitted in the berthing areas at any time.

Is bedding provided?

We provide a bunk and a mattress in the authentic Enlisted Berthing area. Your group/participants are responsible for bringing their own sleeping bag and pillow.

Bedding (sheets, blanket, and pillows) are available with advance notice. There is an additional fee for providing this service.

Are showers available for use?

Showers or rain lockers are not operational onboard. Please plan accordingly.

What should I wear for the Overnight Adventure?

We ask that Boy Scouts arrive in their Class A Uniforms.

Many groups get creative and prepare custom tee shirts and vests.

For footwear, closed toe shoes are required. No sandals or flip-flops.

Is there a minimum or maximum number of guests I can bring?

We require a minimum of 10 guests for a youth group Overnight Adventure.

When is my final payment due?

Final payment is due 30 days before your scheduled Overnight Adventure date.


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