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San Diego's USS Midway Museum celebrates 15 years with ticket deal

Posted: 1:29 PM, Sep 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-03 21:00:19-04
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The USS Midway Museum is celebrating 15 years in San Diego with a ticket discount offer for area residents.

The deal announced Tuesday is rolling back admission to 2004 prices during the month of September. Tickets are $13 for adults and seniors, and $6 for youth and students.

“Midway would not be the 5th most-popular American museum of any type (35,000 museums) if it were not for the nearly 800 San Diegans who donate more than 275,000 hours annually,” said founding president and CEO Mac McLaughlin. “They are the rock stars of Midway and the foundation of its success.”

September marks the 74th anniversary of the USS Midway’s commissioning. The retired aircraft carrier opened as a museum in June 2004 after a 12-year campaign.

The ship has been host to special events including an SDSU basketball game, an NFL pregame show, and episodes of The Bachelor and American Idol. The Midway is the most-visited ship museum in the world and the top-rated San Diego activity according to TripAdvisor, the museum reports.

Tickets purchased in September are valid through December 31, 2019. Local ID is required at the museum’s entrance and there is a limit of six tickets per purchase.