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* Note that all visitors who do not have a DOD ID or are not escorted by a holder of a DOD ID must enter and exit NAS Pensacola via the West Gate off Blue Angel Parkway

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.

Important Notes for Visitors

  • Visitors to the National Naval Aviation Museum must have valid photo identification and all bags are subject to search.
  • All visitors to the National Naval Aviation Museum, Fort Barrancas or the Pensacola Lighthouse, who do not possess a Department of Defense identification card or are not escorted by the holder of a Department of Defense identification card will be required to enter AND exit Naval Air Station Pensacola through the West Gate off Blue Angel Parkway. Click here for directions to the NAS Pensacola West Gate.
  • After a period of extensive maintenance that necessitated the closure of Hangar Bay One, the public will once again have the opportunity to view a Marine One helicopter, experience the excitement of the Apollo landings, and journey through U.S. Coast Guard Aviation history with the reopening of the building on Friday, October 21st.

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Upcoming Events

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Polar Express Pajama Party

The Giant Screen Theater at the National Naval Aviation Museum will present The Polar Express at 3 p.m. every Saturday […]

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Glenn Miller Orchestra 2017

Tuesday, January 17th, at 7 p.m. The world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, a fully self-contained 19 member group, is the most […]


Latest News

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Dawn of naval aviation exhibit opens

Source: PNJ.com A new exhibit at the National Naval Aviation Museum pays tribute to earliest days of Naval aviation through […]

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FDOT to salvage weathered visitor center jets

Source: WEAR TV PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) — All over the Pensacola area, there is plenty to see representing the U.S. […]

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History Up Close

The famous message that announced the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Pearl Harbor Foretold

For military personnel stationed at Pearl Harbor on the morning of December 7, 1941, the first thought upon seeing aircraft […]

An N-9 pictured during a training flight near NAS Pensacola.  Note the tower radiator visible forward of the upper wing.  Arriving at NAS Pensacola in December 1918, this particular airplane was damaged on three occasions and repaired before it spun into the water in 1921.
The N-9 Trainer

When the United States entered World War I, the Navy’s aviation resources included 300 officers and enlisted men on duty […]

View of the seaplane tender Curtiss (AV 4).
Air Attacks Began and Ended USS Curtiss’ Wartime Service

Flying boats operated as an important element of naval aviation during its early history. This necessitated seaplane tenders and the […]

Movie Times

10:00a.m. Magic of Flight
11:00a.m. National Parks Adventure
12:00p.m. Magic of Flight
1:00 p.m. D-Day: Normandy 1944
2:00 p.m. Magic of Flight
3:00 p.m. National Parks Adventure
4:00 p.m. Magic of Flight
The Polar Express will screen at 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday beginning Nov. 26 through Dec. 18, with an additional showing Dec. 23.

Be A Part of the Museum

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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