U.S.S. Midway

Last week, a few of us moms took advantage of a homeschooling group deal to take the Amtrak train down to San Diego and back to Irvine for just $10 (normally something like $45). We discovered at the last minute that both the Museum of Contemporary Art and Children’s New Museum were closed on Wednesdays – so we set off without any plans at all.

Only to discover that the U.S.S. Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum is a fantastic place to visit with kids. We thought the tickets were a bit pricey ($18/adult, children 5 and under free), but the money ended up being well worth the trip. There is so much to explore on this decommissioned war ship – we barely hit the main attractions in the 3-4 hours we spent there. In retrospect, it would have been worth it for at least one of us to get a membership, because a family membership gets you unlimited entry for a year for FOUR people – that’s nearly getting back the cost of your membership the first time you visit.

Take a moment to check out the link – and you can see that the ship is larger than my entire condo complex!

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