The USS Midway Museum with the San Diego skyline in the background.

The USS Midway Museum announced Tuesday that it will offer discounted admission prices throughout September to celebrate its 15th anniversary.

The museum is rolling back admission prices to 2004 levels for the entire month of September, allowing San Diego residents to purchase adult and senior tickets for $13 and youth and student tickets for $6. Residents will be required to show proof of residency via a personal identification card at the museum’s entrance.

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

The U.S. Navy commissioned the Midway in 1945 roughly one week after Japan officially surrendered to the U.S. aboard the USS Missouri to end World War II. After operating for nearly 50 years, including serving during the Vietnam War and the Persian Gulf War, the Midway was decommissioned in 1992 and opened as a museum in June 2004.

Discounted tickets to the museum will be valid through Dec. 31 and can be purchased at

–City News Service