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Our Location

910 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101


Monday–Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Last admission at 4 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day


$34 – Adult (ages 13+)
$24 – Youth (ages 4-12)
$24 – Veterans (w/ID) *Must show ID at entrance

Free admission is available for children three (3) years old and younger and Active Duty Military (w/valid ID), including Reservists. To receive free admission, visit the Ticket Booth on the day of your visit. All other guests in your party must purchase tickets online in advance.

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Visitor Tips

Entry Policies

All visitors are subject to a bag check before coming aboard the USS Midway Museum. Prohibited items include, but are not limited to, outside food/beverage, glass containers of any kind, pets, bicycles, skateboards/scooters, and weapons of any kind.

Items allowed onboard include but are not limited to: service animals, strollers, clear plastic bottles, and umbrellas.

Duration of Visit

With so much to see and do, we recommend spending at least 4 or 5 hours on board to maximize your Midway experience! Same-day re-entry is allowed; simply stop by the Visitors Information Center at the ship’s exit.

Suggested Attire

Exploring the Midway can involve a lot of walking and navigating ladders. For your safety, we recommend comfortable, closed-toed shoes and suggest layered clothing as temperatures vary around the ship. 

Family Activities

Our young guests can enjoy our Junior Pilot Program - an activity that allows them to earn their own pilot wings! Once you come on board, simply stop by the Information Booth, located by the entrance, to get started!

Guests with Disabilities

We are dedicated to providing a complete experience for all guests. From wheelchair access and service animals to ASL and audio descriptive tours, learn more about accessibility onboard here.

Museums for All

Midway is part of the Museums for All cooperative and offers discounted $3 daytime admission tickets for EBT cardholders, available at the Midway ticket booth only.


We are a smoke-free museum. There are no designated smoking areas on board the ship.

Directions & Parking

The USS Midway Museum is located at 910 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, California, 92101, alongside Navy Pier.

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Parking is located on Navy Pier adjacent to the USS Midway Museum. Owned by the Port of San Diego and managed by Ace Parking, this lot is for passenger vehicles only; no RV parking is permitted. Parking rates are generally between $10 and $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.

Navy Pier Parking Rates:

$20 (April through September) - up to six (6) hours

$15 (October through March) - up to six (6) hours

$25 - over six (6) hours

$30 - Special Events

Please note that during the summer, parking is limited, and early arrival is encouraged.

Front-row handicapped parking spaces located in the Navy Pier parking lot are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Nearby Metered & Pay Station Parking

Metered and pay station parking is available adjacent to the USS Midway Museum along Harbor Drive and throughout city streets. Downtown San Diego features more than 50,000 parking spaces, some within walking distance of Midway, and others are a short pedicab or taxi ride away.

Most metered and pay station parking spots have a maximum of 2hrs-3hrs. Museum visitors who want to stay longer than three (3) hours are advised to park at the Navy Pier. Please read all signs carefully to understand each space's required timing and rates.

Meters are free on Sundays and holidays, but time limits are still enforced.

Click here to learn more about surrounding parking options.

Nearby Parking Lots

$2.50 per hour

Three (3) hour maximum

Between 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Mon. - Fri.

B Street Pier Parking (Managed by ABM)

All-day parking is available on B Street Pier only on non-cruise ship visitation days. Parking isn't permitted during special events or from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. Rates vary by season and are posted at the pay stations.

Tour and School Bus Parking

Buses can drop groups off near our ticket office but cannot stage on the Navy Pier. Vehicles over 18 feet long are not allowed to park on Navy Pier. The closest large-vehicle parking is in metered spaces along Pacific Coast Highway.

Public Transportation

The Santa Fe Train Depot and American Plaza Trolley Station are a short 5-minute walk to the USS Midway Museum. To view a comprehensive map of all trolley stops, visit the MTS website here. The museum is easily accessible by train, coaster, and trolley!

If you are traveling to the museum from a location within downtown San Diego, you may also consider using the San Diego – Circuit (formerly known as “The Free Ride” or FRED). This service utilizes electric cars to provide free rides within the downtown area. Click here to learn more about this option.

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