The Blue Angels have cancelled today's practice, but are signing autographs at 12:30 p.m. CST, and are currently scheduled to fly tomorrow, Thursday, 4/17/14 at 11:30 a.m. CST.

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Attractions

The National Naval Aviation Museum has much to offer in its 350,000 square feet of exhibit space and outside on its 37-acre grounds. As the world’s largest Naval Aviation museum and one of the most-visited museums in the state of Florida, the National Naval Aviation Museum is home to more than 150 aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard aviation, and a number of attractions sure to captivate the whole family.

Aircraft & Exhibits

A-6 IntruderThe National Naval Aviation Museum features over 150 beautifully restored aircraft, including rare and one-of-a-kind flying machines such as the NC-4 (first to cross the Atlantic by air), SBD Dauntless Bureau Number 2106 (a veteran of the Battle of Midway), the Que Sera Sera (first aircraft to land at the South Pole), the last combat F-14D Tomcat, and many, many more.

Continuing the story of Naval Aviation, the Museum’s exhibits provide a closer look at the people and events that shaped our history. From vintage uniforms and historic documents displayed in brilliant mahogany display cases, to dioramas that transport visitors to the World War I Western Front, Main Street U.S.A. in 1943, and the depths of Lake Michigan, the exhibits of the National Naval Aviation Museum seek to capture the human element of the enduring history of Naval air power.

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IMAX® Naval Aviation Memorial Theatre

imaxThe IMAX® Naval Aviation Memorial Theatre is one of the largest IMAX® theatres in the world and has the largest screen in Florida. It took nearly two years to construct the theatre. The screen is 10 times larger than a traditional cinema screen, and fills the whole field of peripheral vision.

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Flight Simulators

maxflight3D Flight Simulators – ready for takeoff! We have two state-of-the-art MaxFlight 360 Simulators; under your control, these one-of-a-kind simulators are capable of air-to-air combat and stunt flying. Combined with patented, fully interactive 360 degree pitch and roll technology, kids and adults are sure to agree that MaxFlight is one of the world’s most exciting indoor attractions! Come experience the multiple flight scenarios with dozens of different aircraft; out of home entertainment—out of this world fun!

The Motion-Based Simulator is a five-minute, multi-sensory experience that combines a movie-like audiovisual presentation using a high-definition projection screen and surround-sound, with the motion of the ride compartment. The fully enclosed simulator capsule, which accommodates up to 15 passengers, can move in six directions, allowing you to experience horizontal rolls, longitudinal pitches and vertical climbs.

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Blue Angels X4D® Experience

Blue Angels 4D

Fly with the Blue Angels in the Museum’s new attraction, the Blue Angels X4D® Theater. Located in Hangar Bay One, visitors will enjoy exciting, action-packed aerial maneuvers with the Blue Angels. With 3D images and surprising special effects, you’ll feel like you’re a part of a Blue Angels air show.

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Blue Angels Practices

Blue Angels

The National Naval Aviation Museum is proud to share a home with the United States Navy’s Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron!

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Cubi Bar Café

cubi-barGrab a bite to eat! The Cubi Bar Café is open daily and serves soups, salads, deli sandwiches and dessert. Our breads are baked fresh daily. Most menu items bear names that are a tribute to aviation, such as the Aviator Sandwich and the Chicken Pita Pilot.

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Virtual Flight Deck

virtual flight deckThe immersive Flight Deck Operations exhibit puts visitors inside a C-2 Greyhound aircraft for a briefing on flight deck operations and a simulated flight to the carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74). Once “on board,” they are treated to the sights, sounds and sensations of standing on the deck of an aircraft carrier using footage shot especially for the Museum complemented by wind blowing across the flight deck, the smell of jet fumes, and the rumble of F/A-18 Hornet catapult launches and traps.

Cockpit Trainers

F-4-Blue-Angel-profileDiscover the interior of some of your favorite aircraft by jumping in one of our Cockpit Trainers. Climb inside these cockpits, move the control stick, flip switches, and pretend that you are actually flying! The playing of radio transmissions heard by actual aviators approaching an aircraft carrier add to the experience. Cockpit Trainers can typically be found on the Quarterdeck near the Museum entrance, on the Second Deck near our MaxFlight 360 simulators, and throughout the Museum, many near their represented aircraft. There is no charge to access the Cockpit Trainers.

Kiddie Hawk Play Area

kiddie-hawkFamilies with young children age 5 and under enjoy the popular Kiddie Hawk play area. Modeled to look like the island of an aircraft carrier, Kiddie Hawk features many items that are found on a real ship. Here young visitors can enjoy playing with the fireman’s pole, rope ladders, binoculars, periscopes and the ship’s helm. They can also enjoy interactive devices such as button-activated ship sounds, an intercom system, and other mock control panels.

The Flight Deck Store

flight deck storeThe Flight Deck Store within the National Naval Aviation Museum is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and our Online Store is open 24/7! No matter how you shop with us, you will find unique items and gear that you won’t find anywhere else. Most of our clothing is designed and manufactured exclusively for us, and all of our gear is inspired by the aviators and crew that serve our great country. Whether you are shopping for yourself or buying a gift for a loved one, you are sure to find something to express that passion for aviation. All profits from our sales are used toward fulfilling the mission of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation.

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