Plan Your Visit
FREE Admission | FREE Parking | FREE Tours
The National Naval Aviation Museum is located aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, the Cradle of Naval Aviation. Established in 1914, NAS Pensacola is the oldest naval air station, and all Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviators and Naval Flight Officers pass through her gates. NAS Pensacola also serves as the home base for the world-famous Blue Angels Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron.
Don’t Forget: Visitors (16 years and older) must present valid identification for entry to the air station. Visitors riding motorcycles must wear a helmet, gloves, pants, a long sleeve shirt and hard sole shoes. Backpacks and similar items are not allowed in the Museum (exceptions are small diaper bags, purses, camera bags, fanny packs and medicine bags); all bags are subject to search by the NAS Base Security and or visible inspection by Museum staff or qualified volunteers. Concealed weapons are not allowed aboard NAS Pensacola.
Hours of Operation
The National Naval Aviation Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., year-round, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s days.
Other operating hours:
Parking at the National Naval Aviation Museum is free. The main parking lot is located on the west side of the Museum, with separate parking for buses and motor homes. To ensure the safety of your passengers, buses should load and unload from sidewalk areas. Parking spaces for those with disabilities are available near the Museum’s main entrance.
The National Naval Aviation Museum welcomes and accommodates persons with disabilities:
- A large parking area for persons with disabilities is available close to the entrance.
- Wheelchairs may be checked out at no charge at our Information Desk.
- Handicapped accessible restrooms are available on the ground level in the Quarterdeck and West Wing.
- All drinking fountains are handicapped accessible.
- Two elevators are available to access the Second Deck.
- The Museum has ramps available for wheelchairs at each minor change in level.
- The IMAX® Theatre has a seating area for those in wheelchairs with an elevator to reach that area.
- The Cubi Bar Café is handicapped accessible.
Guided tours are available daily and free of charge. Learn about Naval Aviation first hand from retired military volunteers who have lived the history! Tour groups meet at the Information Desk at the following times:
Daily — 9:30 a.m. | 11:00 a.m. | 1:00 p.m. | 2:30 p.m.
Flight Line Trolley Tours
A free 20-minute tours of the approximately 50 aircraft displayed on the flight line behind our restoration hangar. Tour tickets can be picked up at the Information Desk.
Daily – 10-00 a.m. | 11:00 a.m. | 1:00 p.m. | 2:00 p.m.
Self Guided Tours
Download the Self Guided Tour for individuals and groups who want to tour the Museum on their own.
Unique Dining — The Cubi Bar Café
Grab a bite to eat! The Cubi Bar Café is open daily serving soups, salads, deli sandwiches and dessert. The Café is not only a restaurant, but a popular Museum exhibit! The Café is decorated with the plaques and memorabilia of the famous Cubi Point Officers’ Club that was a major source of enjoyment for Navy and Marine Corps squadrons, ships and units as they passed into the Western Pacific.
The Museum is the perfect venue for a variety of functions:
- Field Trips
- Special Ceremonies
Please fill out the temporary daytime reservation request form to host your special event at the National Naval Aviation Museum. For more information, e-mail Diane Bell or call (850) 453-2025 or (888) NAS-IMAX.
All Special Events must be sponsored by a military (active/retired/reserve) person and submitted to Museum Staff before the event request is approved.