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

Please join us Saturday, September 20th, 2014 to celebrate these milestones in the history of the National Naval Aviation Museum […]

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Discovery Saturday & The BIG READ

Presentation & Book Signing by Tim O’Brien Saturday, October 11 at 10:00 a.m. As part of the Naval Aviation Museum […]


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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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Naval Aviation Museum Foundation Membership Now Open

The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation funds museum exhibits, restoration of historic aircraft and aviation-themed education programs to inspire the next […]

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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 […]

Entries in the squadron duty officer log for Attack Squadron (VA) 65 on the day of the fire on board the carrier Forrestal (CVA 59) off the coast of Vietnam, July 29, 1967.
Squadron Duty Officer Log Records Events of Forrestal Fire

The government-issue record book like those that were once ubiquitous on board Navy ships is worn with age, frayed at […]

A captured Japanese Zero fighter pictured in U.S. markings while being flight tested in the United States in 1943.
Captured Zero Fighters Yielded Intelligence for Allies

During 1941, seated at the kitchen table in his rented house in Coronado, California, a naval aviator spent an evening […]

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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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