This place is awesome! I spend ~3-4 hours exploring everything this ship has to offer, and I still feel like I rushed through everything! -There are a lot of aircraft both on the deck and inside of the ship, in addition to cockpits you can take pictures in. -The lower deck is huge and you will spend some time exploring every part of it to get a feel for how sailors lived on the sea. -The tour of the bridge was pretty impressive as well. At first the tour guide scares you into making sure you climb the stairs correctly, but the actual climb wasn't so bad. -All of the docents are top notch, most of them used to serve on the midway, are extremely knowledgeable, and are happy to answer any questions. You should visit the midway asap while they are still there!
Loved the history and information we were given. Those little listening devices were great. The fans throughout helped a lot. I could see it could get very hot touring. There were people everywhere willing to educate and share stories. The little ones liked being able to actually sit in the planes and touch buttons. It was fantastic. Thank you.
This is a fantastic museum for youth and adults. Explore modern naval history by seeing it first hand in this amazing exhibit. There are a ton of ladders and stairs, so I don’t recommend it for young kids or people with limited mobility. Expect to spend about 3 hours for a reasonably in depth tour of most parts of the ship or 5-6 hours to see it all. Bring a water bottle to fill at the fountains and pick up a snack at one of the food vendors on the boat. Don’t bother to bring people who don’t want to come with you. Most of the tour is though a self guided audio tour so you won’t really be chatting much anyway. Don’t miss this museum!
Highly recommend this tour. It was very educational and very cool to see. My daughter and I really enjoyed this experience. We spent about five hours doing the entire ship that was accessible to us. The entire flight deck is open to the public, with plenty of aircraft to see as well. Flight simulators were a blast. We'll worth the money to spend your day on a floating city.
The USS Midway Museum is unlike any museum I’ve ever been to. Not only is it a great museum, it’s such a vital part of our country‘s history. The crew and staff are amazing and always so eager and willing to answer a question, or find someone who does if they do not. I served on the USS Kitty Hawk and makes me feel very proud to have the midway to come to-To put a real life object behind the stories I’ve told my family. If you are questioning whether or not to spend your time here, you will have no regrets! It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience￼