Uss Midway Museum
What They Are about
USS Midway Museum - a real aircraft carrier...fun for the family, once in a lifetime memory for everyone! Create a once in a lifetime memory exploring the USS Midway, the longest-serving U.S. Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century! Imagine living aboard a floating city at sea with 4,500 shipmates, by exploring galleys, officer's country, sleeping quarters and the 4 acre flight deck. Admission includes a self-guided audio tour to over 60 locations from the engine room to control tower, narrated by Midway sailors who lived or worked in each.
Family-oriented activities for all ages abound! Check out the new child's audio tour with content geared specifically for 7-12 year-olds, take the kids and explore, climb-aboard aircraft and cockpits, walk through helicopters, ride three types of flight simulators, climb in bunks, sit in ejection seat theatre, listen to real pilot conversations during Desert Storm, take the family to sea without leaving port!
Hours of Operation The USS Midway Museum is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. Last admission occurs at 4:00 pm. Since crowds can be an issue on this historic vessel, it’s in your best interest to arrive as early as possible.
Parking The museum offers 300 parking spaces on Navy Pier for cars only. The cost is $5.00 for one hour or $10.00 for up to 12 hours. The limit amount of parking is another reason to arrive early! If the parking lot is full upon arrival, simply use any of the metered lots nearby.
Touring the Museum
On average, guests explore the USS Midway Museum for three hours. During this time, visitors are invited to take advantage of the free audio tour, docent-led tours, and expert demonstrations. To avoid the crowds, do the docent-led tours first.
What to Wear Since you’ll be walking quite a bit and navigating steep stairs, dressing comfortably is highly recommended. Ladies, do not wear skirts! All guests should wear comfortable walking shoes.