Reopening: Our Response to COVID-19

As we reopen, the safety and well-being of our guests, staff, and volunteers is our top priority. The USS Midway Museum is introducing new measures designed to ensure a safe and healthy guest experience. These measures are based on guidance from health authorities, including the CDC, along with requirements of the state of California and San Diego County. Please follow all posted instructions while visiting the USS Midway Museum.

Notwithstanding our efforts, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present; we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the CDC, older adults and guests of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. Guests should evaluate their risk in determining whether to visit.

By visiting the USS Midway Museum, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. If you’re not ready to join us yet we understand.  When the time is right for you, we look forward to welcoming you back onboard America’s Living Symbol of Freedom.

PREPARING FOR YOUR VISIT

ONLINE TIMED TICKETS

Tickets are available for purchase online only at this time. When purchasing tickets you will choose a date and time for your museum visit. This will allow us to manage the number of guests on board to assist with physical distancing requirements.  Please arrive at your chosen date and time with your tickets, and review all information in your email confirmation.

Midway Members should arrive to the museum with their membership card and Photo ID for entry.

FACE COVERINGS

 All guests and Midway Crew will be required to wear a face covering while on board. Thank you for bringing your own.

AUDIO TOUR

Bring your own wired earbuds/headphones to enjoy our award-winning audio tour.

MIDWAY ONBOARD EXPERIENCE

Frequent Sanitation

High-touch surfaces will be frequently disinfected and hand sanitizer and wipe stations will be readily available throughout the ship.

Health & Wellness

 All guests and Midway Crew will be required to undergo non-invasive temperature screenings prior to entry. If you are feeling unwell, please stay home.

Payments

For safety and sanitation purposes, all purchases onboard will be credit card only.

Food & Beverage

Midway’s Marketplace will offer pre-packaged food for sale (credit card only). An open-air physical-distancing dining area will be available to guests.

Check Your 6: Physical Distancing

  • A limited capacity of guests will be onboard at any given time and “Check Your 6” signage will be placed throughout the ship as a friendly reminder to adhere to the 6 feet physical distancing requirements.
  • Signage and staff will be present in high traffic areas to assist with physical distancing.

Ship Tour

  • Hangar Deck and Flight Deck tour routes will showcase Midway’s exclusive collection of more than 30 restored Navy aircraft and the incredible views of San Diego Bay.
  • World Famous Midway Volunteers will bring the flight deck alive with talks on launching and landing aircraft and the adventures of life at sea.

Members?

USS Midway Members, you are welcome aboard any time. You do not need to reserve tickets online. Simply bring your membership card and a photo ID, then head to the museum entrance.

Closures

For your safety, our below deck tour routes, guided Island Tour, “Battle of Midway” theater, simulator & Virtual Reality experiences, and climb aboard cockpits are temporarily closed.

Question?

Questions about your upcoming visit or temporary changes to any of our programs and services? We’re here to help! Please contact our Visitor Information Center at (619) 398-8264, by emailing vinfo@midway.org or by submitting a “Contact Us” form below.

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