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USS Midway Museum

Midway Docent

Meet museum visitors from all over the world and provide a personal touch to Midway's self-guided audio tour. Being a tour guide (docent) is probably one of the most rewarding experiences a volunteer can have on this popular aircraft carrier museum. The USS Midway Museum is the #1 attraction on TripAdvisor's "Things to Do List" in San Diego.

Docents must complete a 7-week training curriculum (6 hours per session) followed by 20 hours of "on-the-job" training.

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About USS Midway Museum


910 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101, US

Mission Statement

Preserve the historic USS Midway and the legacy of those who serve, inspire and educate future generations, and entertain our museum guests.


The USS Midway Museum is an adventure for the entire family! Explore over 60 exhibits & 27 restored aircraft aboard an authentic US Navy Aircraft Carrier. Located in downtown San Diego.

The USS Midway Museum started in 1992 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit business, and opened as a museum in 2004. Since then, the Midway has become one of the top tourist destinations in Southern California, and the most visited ship museum in the United States.
The USS Midway served in the US Navy from 1945-1992, making it the longest serving aircraft carrier in naval history. The museum employs dioramas, audio/visual technology, and volunteer docents, many of which served on the Midway, to help guests better understand what life was like for those who served on board.
The museum also has full-motion flight simulators, a cafe and gift shop, and is conveniently located in one of the most beautiful spots in San Diego.
The Midway also has a top-notch education program and is heavily involved in the community and in programs that support our men and women in uniform. In her short time in operation, the USS Midway Museum aims to become recognized as America's Living Symbol of Freedom.

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We'll work with your schedule.


910 N. Harbor DriveSan Diego, CA 92101



  • Public Speaking
  • People Skills
  • Community Outreach
  • Hospitality
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Professional Development




  • Must be at least 18
  • 20 hours per month
  • interpersonal skills, climb ship's ladders and stand/walk for periods of up to 4 hrs.

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