MIDWAY CELEBRATES 15 YEARS
On June 7, 2004 the USS Midway Museum opened her doors to all as San Diego’s first historic naval ship museum. Today, we celebrate the hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours that it took to get Midway Magic where she is today. From idea to reality and from Mothballs to Magic, join us in celebrating 15 years in San Diego!
The Amazing Rescue & Restoration of the USS Midway Museum
From idea to reality, watch this video to hear from some of the key players in getting the Midway Museum “ship-shape” and transformed into San Diego’s #1 attraction! Learn about the years and hundreds of volunteers hours it took to transform the Midway from mothballs… to magic!
SAN DIEGO COUNTY OFFER
To express our thanks, we are rolling back museum admission prices for San Diego County residents during the month of September! Click below to take advantage of this limited time offer.
Please note, this offer is available for San Diego county residents within zip codes 91901-92199 only and is limited to 6 tickets at offer rate. Proof of residency with San Diego zip code will be required at the museum entrance. Tickets are single use and valid for daytime general admission only. Tickets expire and must be used by December 31, 2019.
Midway Magic Moment
THE BEGINNING: 15 YEARS OF MIDWAY
The Midway’s actual arrival in San Diego in January 2004 was the culmination for me of nearly eight years of participation and contribution, albeit in highly specialized ways, in transforming an empty retired carrier into a leading museum and attraction. I say specialized because I focused on exhibit content, and as such, was a member of the Museum Planning Committee (MPC), a group chaired by then-San Diego Convention and Visitors’ Bureau president Reint Reinders. While our other leaders devoted themselves in those years to the vital task of clearing administrative hurdles to actually get the ship here … continue reading »