Below Deck

Below Deck, descend into the immersive world of a USS Midway Navy Sailor. Climb into the narrow bunks young sailors called their own, see what it takes to prepare more than 13,000 meals a day, visit a floating hospital ward, and descend below the waterline into a massive engine room and the facilities that kept it running.

Below Deck Exhibit Highlights

Chow Line / Galley

100 loaves of bread per day! 10,500 cups of coffee! Learn what it takes to feed a small city at sea in with our Chow Line, and Galley (kitchen) displays.

Midway Chapel

Learn how the spiritual needs of the many faiths represented by Midway’s crew were addressed by visiting Midway’s Chapel.


Examine how Midway’s officers dined and socialized in our Wardroom exhibit, which includes a special silver service set display and the informal “Dirty Shirt” Wardroom frequented by the pilots.

Sick Bay / Dental

In our Sick Bay and Dental exhibits, discover how the health needs of Midway’s crew were met, from surgery to routine dental checkups.

Engine Room & Main Engine Control

Delve several decks onboard to explore our restored Engine Room and Main Engine Control. Learn what working in the extraordinary conditions of a steam engine room powering an aircraft carrier was like.

Midway’s Engineers: Service, Sacrifice, & Everyday Life Exhibits (NEW!)

Explore Midway's most immersive exhibition yet! Step into the shoes of Midway's crew, and journey through the demanding conditions faced by naval engineers. Become engulfed in the sensory overload of a shipboard fire scenario within the "Fire! Fire! Fire!" experience.

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