With so many activities available aboard the USS Midway Museum, you can plan a full or half-day adventure to suit your unique spirit.

How Are You Gonna Midway?

Battle of Midway Immersive Theater

During your visit, be sure to experience Midway’s 90-seat theater, which features the riveting multimedia movie “Voices of Midway.”

This 15-minute immersive film tells the story of one of WWII's most important naval battles, the Battle of Midway. The Battle is relived through the eyes and voices of the heroes who bravely took part in this historic episode of American history.

You won’t want to miss this inspirational experience!

This experience is included in admission.

"Voices of Midway" Trailer | USS Midway Museum | San Diego, CA

Flight Simulators

Live the life of an aviator aboard the USS Midway. Launch off the flight deck, engage the enemy, and return safely back on the ship. The museum features one type of flight simulators for all ages.

Air Combat 360

Two people enter this state-of-the-art simulator for a pulse-pounding aerial combat ride where you control all the action. Air Combat 360 pilots can roll, somersault, spin, and loop as they fly missions.

Cost & Restrictions: $10 per person, double occupancy required. No reservations required, flights are on a first-come, first-served basis. Must be at least 42″ tall to ride with an adult. Must be at least 48″ tall to ride without an adult. Maximum height to ride is 77″ (6′-5″).

Virtual Reality Flight Experience: Screaming Eagles

Do you have what it takes to be an F/18 pilot? If you have nerves of steel, join the men and women in the Training Exercise “Screaming Eagles” and hope that it is only the eagle that screams! Be prepared to launch your F/18 off the aircraft carrier, hit every target, complete your air-to-air mission, and land safely. You never know when the circumstances will change! So hold on and stay calm as you try to become the next great F/18 pilot!

Cost & Restrictions: $10 per rider. No reservations required, flights are on a first-come, first served basis. Must be at least 38″ tall to ride.

Guided Island Tour

After months of being under renovation, Midway's Island has reopened!

Led by one of Midway’s world-class volunteer Docents, enjoy a special tour of the ship's Island - the command center for Flight Deck operations and the ship as a whole.

Midway’s Guided Island Tour takes you up serpentine ladders through the ship's navigation and flight control sections. Expert Midway Docents will lead you through and explain Air Operations, Pri-fly, the Navigational chart room, the Captain’s Bridge, and the Captain’s at-sea cabin.

Visitor Tip: Due to tight spaces, this tour has limited capacity. You should take this tour as early as possible during your visit. Lines for this tour close as early as 3:30 p.m. on busy days.

Junior Pilot Program

The perfect onboard activity for families with youngsters!

Follow Airman Sam Rodriguez as he takes you and the youngsters on an amazing and entertaining audio tour of more than 30 locations throughout the aircraft carrier. Once the kids complete Sam’s tasks, one of Midway’s volunteer Docents will award them their Junior Pilot Wings!

Kids, here’s how you can earn your wings: First, visit our Information Booth by the onboard entrance to pick up one of Sam’s activity sheets. Next, follow the instructions on the sheet, which will take you around the ship, and answer each one of Sam's questions. After your tour is done, show your finished sheet to the Docent working the Information Booth, and he or she will present you with your Junior Pilot Wings!

Questions? Ask our volunteer Docents, who are easily spotted in yellow hats.

Good luck, and have fun!

Catapult & Trap Talks

Learn how the aircraft landed and took off from Midway's carrier decks from our volunteer Docents who have done it!

Launching off and landing on an aircraft carrier is one the most dangerous and exhilarating experiences for a Navy pilot. Our expert Docents, many of them former Navy pilots themselves, explain the difficult process of taking off (catapult) and landing (trap) on the short Flight Deck of an aircraft carrier.

These Catapult and Trap Talks are given daily on the Flight Deck during normal museum hours and are included with the price of admission.

Overnight Adventure Program

Imagine spending the night on the longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century. Walking in the footsteps of a true Midway Sailor, sleeping in authentic Navy bunks, eating breakfast on board, and much more.

The Midway offers Overnight Adventure opportunities for youth groups and families!

We are excited to welcome groups on board to experience our new Overnight Adventure Program.

Little Skippers: Activities for Kids

We offer fun activity sheets for kids to download and print. If the answer key is indicated in the description, remember to download it. Share a photo of your completed sheet on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #LittleSkippers so we can share it too!

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