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April 2019

Firework Advisory

April 28 @ 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm PDT
USS Midway Museum, 910 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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As a note to our neighbors, there will be a short firework show on the evening of April 28. This display is for a private event and not open to the public. We apologize for any inconvenience. Listed time is subject to change without notice.

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May 2019

The Big Exchange

May 1 - May 18
USS Midway Museum, 910 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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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, 2019. The Big Exchange offers members 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. VISITING THE USS…

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50 Years of TOPGUN Dinner & Panel Discussion

May 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
USS Midway Museum, 910 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. There is no waitlist for this event. Join us on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm for an exclusive opportunity to meet past and present TOPGUN aviators and learn what it really takes to be the "best of the best." Witness a rare discussion featuring stories of combat, life at sea, and what "the movies" don't show about the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School. Your event ticket includes this exclusive panel, a Q…

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Legacy Week: Honoring Our Heroes

May 25 - May 28
USS Midway Museum, 910 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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We are proud to be the heart and soul of Memorial Day commemoration in San Diego. Join us for a lineup of onboard activities to honor and remember our fallen heroes while celebrating our military heritage.  Weekend activities and events offer the community an affordable and inspiring way to kick off summer in San Diego.  

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Veterans Wreath Ceremony

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
USS Midway Museum, 910 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Join us for a patriotic and inspirational Veterans Wreath Ceremony honoring veterans and heroes from all branches. This free event will feature: Rear Admiral Boliver, Commander, Navy Region Southwest will be the guest speaker Aircraft flyover Retired Veterans and Heroes in attendance Audience participation The tossing of biodegradable wreaths over the ship The live sounds of Taps This event is free to the public and admission to the museum following the ceremony is included for Wreath Ceremony attendees arriving before 9:30 am.…

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Meet The Aviators And The Planes They Flew

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
USS Midway Museum, 910 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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As part of the USS Midway Museum’s annual Legacy Week line-up, meet real aviators and the planes they flew! Join us on May 26 for the unique opportunity to meet veteran pilots stationed next to the aircraft they flew throughout Midways Hangar and Flight Deck. Ask them questions, hear their stories, examine their gear and learn about flying first-hand from these experts. This activity is included in regular Museum admission.   Click here to view our entire line-up of activities for…

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United Through Reading: Mobile Story Station

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
USS Midway Museum, 910 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Calling all service members and their families! The United Through Reading Mobile Story Station will be stationed at the USS Midway Museum in honor of Legacy Week during Memorial Day weekend! We invite service members and their family to visit the station on May 26 to video record a story for the special child in your life. United through reading unites military families facing physical separation by facilitating the bonding experience of reading aloud. The video story station is a…

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Make Care Packages With Operation Gratitude

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
USS Midway Museum, 910 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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National nonprofit organization, Operation Gratitude will be onboard during Midway's Legacy Week commemoration and we need YOUR help to assemble care packages for our heroes! Operation Gratitude demonstrates that actions speak louder than words by providing tangible ways to forge strong bonds between Americans and their Military and First Responder heroes through volunteer service projects, acts of gratitude, and meaningful engagements in communities nationwide. Through its customized Care Package programs, Operation Gratitude has provided opportunities for millions of Americans to…

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Blood Drive: San Diego Blood Bank

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
Navy Pier, 910 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, California 92101 United States
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As part of the USS Midway Museum’s annual Legacy Week line-up, help save lives! Stop by the San Diego Blood Bank trailer on Navy Pier (within the Ace Parking Lot) to make a donation! Donors will receive one (1) free pass to the USS Midway Museum, while supplies last. Click here to plan ahead and schedule your donation appointment online! Picture ID is required for donation. Click here to view our entire line-up of activities for Legacy Week.  

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US Coast Guard Auxiliary Band Arizona Performance

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm PDT
Flight Deck, 910 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103 United States
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As part of the USS Midway Museum’s annual Legacy Week line-up, enjoy live entertainment on the flight deck. Listen to the patriotic sounds of an amazing ensemble of US Coast Guard Auxiliary instrumentalists! This is a timed performance so be sure to head to the flight deck to get your seats! There will be two performance times. Be sure to join us at 11 am or 2:00 pm. This event is included in regular Museum admission.    Click here to view…

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Bonita Vista Music Machine Performance

May 27 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm PDT
Flight Deck, 910 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103 United States
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As part of the USS Midway Museum's annual Legacy Week line-up, enjoy live entertainment on the flight deck. One of San Diego’s top-ranked advanced mixed show choirs, the Bonita Vista Music Machine will put on a patriotic performance! This is a timed performance so be sure to head to the flight deck to get your seats! Click here to view our entire line-up of activities for Legacy Week. About the Bonita Vista Music Machine This choral group was originally formed…

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National Moment of Remembrance

May 27 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm PDT
Flight Deck, 910 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103 United States
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As part of the USS Midway Museum’s annual Legacy Week line-up, join us for the National Moment of Remembrance on the flight deck. Midway is honored to take part in the National Moment of Remembrance where we will honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Following this moment, there will be rare and moving live performance of Echo Taps. Unable to be onboard? We will be streaming this commemorative moment through Facebook Live, and invite you…

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July 2019

A Family Fun 4th of July Celebration

July 4 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm PDT
USS Midway Museum, 910 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Our annual July 4th Celebration is the biggest family party in town! Join us for a family fun event including live entertainment, concession, kid-friendly activities, and a spectacular view of the “Big Bay Fireworks” show from the flight deck. More detail to follow. 

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Summer Movie Night: Aquaman

July 12 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PDT
Flight Deck, 910 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103 United States
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The USS Midway Museum is your destination for Summer fun! Join us for family fun activities, concessions and a screening of "Aquaman" under the stars on the flight deck on July 12, 2019! These annual events are part of the Summer Movies in the Park series in collaboration with the County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation. Click here to learn more about this city-wide program. Guests are encouraged to bring outdoor folding chairs and blankets, seating will not…

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August 2019

Summer Movie Night: The Guardian

August 10 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PDT
Flight Deck, 910 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103 United States
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The USS Midway Museum is your destination for Summer fun! In collaboration with the United States Coast Guard Sector San Diego, join us for family fun activities, concessions and a screening of “The Guardian” under the stars on the flight deck on August 10, 2019! This special movie night event is proud to highlight San Diego as a recognized Coast Guard City and will feature vendors and displays to learn more about the Coast Guard! Guests are encouraged to bring…

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Summer Movie Night: The Little Mermaid

August 17 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PDT
Flight Deck, 910 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103 United States
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The USS Midway Museum is your destination for Summer fun! Join us for family fun activities, concessions and a screening of "The Little Mermaid" under the stars on the flight deck on August 17, 2019! These annual events are part of the Summer Movies in the Park series in collaboration with the County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation. Click here to learn more about this city-wide program. Guests are encouraged to bring outdoor folding chairs and blankets, seating…

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September 2019

9/11 Ceremony

September 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
USS Midway Museum, 910 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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On the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we will pay tribute and honor our fallen heroes,  keeping our promise to “Never Forget”. Stay tuned for more details about this special remembrance event.   Time and details of the event are subject to change, please check the website regularly for updates.

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November 2019

A Veterans Day Celebration For All

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm PST
USS Midway Museum, 910 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Join us all day long for a fun-filled day celebrating our service men and women! Our annual Veterans Day celebration is always a perfect way for families to honor those who serve our country in uniform. Activities on this day include live music, booths, giveaways, a blood drive, and more! Stay tuned for more details closer to the event date.

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Thanksgiving Day – Closed

November 28
USS Midway Museum, 910 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us onboard the USS Midway Museum! We hope you have a wonderful day celebrating with your family and friends. To observe the holiday, the USS Midway Museum will be closed today, Thursday, November 28. We will be open tomorrow, Friday, November 29 at 10 am and look forward to having you onboard. We are grateful for your support all year long!

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December 2019

Pearl Harbor Ceremony

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PST
USS Midway Museum, 910 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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On the 78th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, we will commemorate this day with a special remembrance ceremony. Stay tuned for more details about this special remembrance event. Time and details of the event are subject to change, please check the website regularly for updates.

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Christmas Day – Closed

December 25
USS Midway Museum, 910 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Merry Christmas from all of us onboard the USS Midway Museum! We hope you have a wonderful holiday season celebrating with your family and friends. To observe the holiday, the USS Midway Museum will be closed today, Wednesday, December 25. We will be open tomorrow, Thursday, December 26 at 10 am and look forward to having you onboard. Thank you for your support all year long! To learn more about Christmas at sea, read a blog from our Ship Historian,…

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