Top Gun Maverick Party and Movie Night!

One night only on Friday, May 26, 2023!

Doors open at 6:30 pm.


$30 General Admission*
NEW! $40 Limited Reserved Seating Area
 – Leave your chair at home and enjoy the party.
• Museum will provide a padded banquet folding chair.
• 50% off a future museum visit
• 10% off Museum Gift Shop purchases during the Top Gun Maverick Party and Movie Night event

*Circle Level Museum Members get 20% off General Admission.
Children ages 3 and under are free for General Admission only and do require a ticket.

Ticket fee includes party admission and movie viewing.

Start your Memorial Day Weekend at the USS Midway Museum for the ultimate movie night event!


DJ and Dancing


Turn and burn on the dance floor as DJ Danny plays some hit tunes!

Movie Night Menu


Presale meal options and movie concessions will be offered!

Jet Shop Merchandise

Jet Shop Merchandise

Get your Top Gun and Midway merchandise at the Jet Shop!

Drink Specials


Choose from a variety of specialty themed drinks!

Virtual Reality F/18 Flight Experience

Virtual Reality F/18 Flight Experience

VR Goggles and Dynamic Motion Effects
$10 per rider must be 42” tall to ride

Reserved Seating Area Package


Limited reserved seating area  + admission ticket package will be available!

Stop by our Jetshop (Gift Shop) located off the hangar to browse a fun collection of Top Gun and Midway merchandise!


When will tickets go on sale for the Top Gun Maverick Party and Movie Night?

Tickets go on sale April 27th, 2023 at 11 am PDT

How many tickets am I able to purchase?

This event is very popular. To accommodate as many people as we can, there is a limit of 6 tickets per transaction. Once tickets are sold out, no additional tickets will be added.

Can I tour the Midway Museum during the Top Gun Event?

The Top Gun Maverick Party & Movie Night event takes place on a portion of the hangar deck and the flight deck. These will be the only areas open. All lower deck exhibits will be closed during the event hours.

If I have a museum ticket visiting during regular museum hours, can I stay onboard until the event begins?

No. A separate ticket for the movie is required. All daytime museum guests must exit the ship at 5:00 pm. The museum will reopen at 6:30 pm only for those with Top Gun Party & Movie Night tickets for the appropriate date.

Can children attend?

All ages are welcome. Please be advised this will be an adult environment with adult content in the movie, as well as alcohol being served.

Can a cell phone be used to show proof of ticket purchase?

No. Your tickets must be printed.

Can group tickets be purchased?

We are unable to offer group ticket purchases. Due to limited availability, tickets are first come first serve.

Can a ticket(s) be transferred to a friend or family member if I am unable to attend?

Yes. They will still need to have ticket(s) for admission. Please note, we are unable to hold tickets for guests at the entrance. Make sure everyone has their ticket in advance if you purchase for them and if they are coming separately. Again, please note there are no in and out privileges.

Will there be activities prior to when the movie starts?


  • The Jet Shop will be open for purchases, featuring Top Gun merchandise
  • Photo opportunities
  • DJ & Dance Floor

Is there food/drink available for sale?

Yes! There will be an assortment of concessions available for purchase. Midway’s Beverage services will also offer specialty and non-alcoholic drinks.

What is the parking situation?

There is parking located on Navy Pier, owned and operated by the Port of San Diego for passenger vehicles only.

Parking rates are generally between $10 – $20 subject to change at the discretion of Ace Parking and the Port of San Diego. Parking rates generally increase for special events and holidays and parking is first come first served.

Front-row handicapped parking spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Guests are highly encouraged to take public transportation to the Midway due to very limited parking on the pier. Nearby trolley stops to the ship are the Santa Fe Depot and Seaport Village Station. Click here for more information about directions and parking.

What can guests bring on board?

ONLY the following will be allowed on board and will be subject to search:

  • Lightweight lawn chairs and small blankets. Be advised placement for chairs and blankets will be first come/first serve
  • Bags, backpacks, purses, tote bags, and diaper bags that are no larger than 14” X 14” X 6”
  • Strollers and wheelchairs, only if appropriately occupied by an individual
  • Please Note – No outside food or drink is allowed on board

What are items not allowed to bring on board?

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to the following:

  • No outside food or drink
  • Since the USS Midway is a non-smoking facility, no cigarettes including e-cigarettes are allowed
  • No reusable water containers or opened water bottles
  • Alcohol
  • Glass containers
  • Weapons
  • Briefcases and luggage
  • Wagons
  • Unoccupied strollers or wheelchairs
  • No Coolers of any size

Will there be an ADA location?

Yes, we will have limited reserved ADA areas on a first-come-first-served basis.

Is there an elevator for public use?

One passenger elevator is available. Priority usage will be for guests with wheelchairs and guests with difficulty climbing stairs.

Will the first Top Gun be shown in October?

No, this will be the only screening of Top Gun this year.




To ensure our guests’ safety and to get all guests on board as quickly as possible, please note the safety measures now in effect for TOP GUN MAVERICK Party and Movie Night.

Guests with special-event tickets will be permitted to carry the following:

  • Bags, backpacks, purses, tote bags, and diaper bags that are no larger than 14” X 14” X 6”
  • All plastic water bottles must have a factory seal intact
  • Strollers and wheelchairs, only if appropriately occupied by an individual
  • Lightweight lawn chairs and blankets (seating will not be provided)

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to the following:

  • You may NOT bring food on board for this event. Only factory-sealed water bottles will be permitted
  • The USS Midway is a non-smoking facility, no cigarettes including e-cigarettes are allowed.
  • You may NOT bring reusable water containers, opened water bottles, alcohol, or glass containers of any kind.
  • You may NOT bring briefcases, luggage, wagons, inflatable or bean-bag seating, unoccupied strollers, or wheelchairs.

Please note:
All bags, pockets, and the like are subject to be checked by USS Midway Museum Safety staff for the security of all guests.  Thank you for your cooperation.