Breakfast & a Movie event attendees who do not possess a DOD ID must use the West Gate located off of Blue Angel Highway.

Do’s & Don’ts of the Museum

According to TripAdvisor and Yelp, the National Naval Aviation Museum is not only Pensacola’s #1 attraction but also one of the “Top Museums in the U.S.” People cite many reasons for enjoying their visit (“something for all ages,” “incredible planes and stories,” “hands-on experiences”), and we agree that with free admission and nearly 350,000 square feet of fun for the whole family, our Museum is world-class.

We’ve compiled a list of do’s and don’ts to help make sure you have a 5-star experience, too.

Front Entrance Photo

• DO familiarize yourself with the Museum and flight line before you start exploring. Download the map here or grab one from the Information Desk at the main entrance.

Tour Guide

• DO take in a free guided tour, offered daily by retired or active duty airmen who bring history to life with captivating tales of courage, innovation and triumph.


• DO put yourself in the pilot’s seat and feel pitch and roll of a dogfight or Mach speed maneuvers in one of our flight simulators.

• DO see a Blue Angels practice air show. The Blue Angels practice most Tuesdays and Wednesdays from March through November. Practices start around 11:30 a.m. (Central Time) and last about 55 minutes.

• DO experience an immersive, mind-blowing movie in full 4K resolution in our Giant Screen Theater.

• DO bring a light jacket.

• DON’T bring backpacks and similar items inside the Museum (exceptions are small diaper bags, purses, camera bags, fanny packs and medicine bags). All bags are subject to search by NAS Pensacola security personnel and/or visible inspection by Museum staff or qualified volunteers. Concealed weapons are not allowed aboard NAS Pensacola.

• DON’T limit yourself to only one hour at the museum. You’ll kick yourself later.

• DON’T miss visiting the largest Naval Aviation Museum in the world.

Click here to plan your visit and maximize your NNAM adventure.

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