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PRESERVING THE HISTORY AND HERITAGE OF NAVAL AVIATION

The National Naval Aviation Museum is the world’s largest Naval Aviation museum and one of the most-visited museums in the state of Florida. Share the excitement of Naval Aviation’s rich history and see more than 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Aviation. These historic and one-of-a-kind aircraft are displayed both inside the Museum’s nearly 350,000 square feet of exhibit space and outside on its 37-acre grounds.

There’s so much to see and do, you’ll want to stay all day! Admission is free! Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s. For more information, call 1-800-327-5002.

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Upcoming Events

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Pensacola Children’s Chorus presents An American Tribute

Pensacola Children’s Chorus presents An American Tribute National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, Florida This concert is FREE to the Public […]

Discovery Saturday
Discovery Saturday

Maureen Smith Keillor Presentation & Book Signing As part of Discovery Saturday and the 100th anniversary of Naval Air Station […]


Latest News

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Gala Celebration – 100th Anniversary of NAS Pensacola & 50th Anniversary of the National Naval Aviation Museum

  Saturday, September 20th, 2014  The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation celebrated the 100th Anniversary of NAS Pensacola and the 50th […]

A museum visitor watches the speech delivered  by President John F. Kennedy at Rice University on September 12, 1962, in which he proclaimed, "We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard."  His stirring words set the tone for a new exhibit devoted to the Apollo space program that opened at the National Naval Aviation Museum.
Apollo Space Exhibit Opens

The inspirational words of President John F. Kennedy challenging the nation to go to the Moon echo off the sides […]

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History Up Close

Artist's depiction of Lieutenant (junior grade) John Burns taxiing his OS2U Kingfisher with rescued airmen clinging to the seaplane.
Truk Taxi- Lieutenant (junior grade) John Burns’ Epic Rescue Mission

In nature, kingfishers are birds that dive into the water, catching fish in their pointed beak before soaring skyward.  When […]

The F-11 Tiger that from 1965 to 2014 was a fixture at the front gate of NAS Pensacola.
Hidden History Links Airplane to Retiring Museum Director

Today, Captain Robert L. Rasmussen, USN (Ret.), retires as director of the National Naval Aviation Museum, a position he has […]

An N3N-3 splashes through the waters of the Severn River with the buildings of the U.S. Naval Academy visible in the background. Photograph by Howard Levy courtesy of Joseph G. Handelman.
N3N: The Original “Yellow Peril”

On Christmas Eve 1935, Rear Admiral Ernest J. King, the Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics, informed the Naval Aircraft […]

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The National Naval Aviation Museum relies on the generosity and support of corporate and individual donors. Your contributions to the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation—large or small—will help the Museum continue in its mission commemorating those who have contributed to Naval Aviation history.

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