The National Naval Aviation Museum is open to those who can access NAS Pensacola and visit. Please see below for important information about the requirements for base access.
For your safety and that of your fellow visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic, please practive social distancing. Masks must be worn at all times while visiting the museum. Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the museum and staff have enhanced cleaning of our public spaces.
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.
IMPORTANT VISITOR REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCESS TO NAS PENSACOLA
In order to visit the Museum, the Department of the Navy requires a valid Department of Defense (DoD) ID card for any visitors to access NAS Pensacola. DoD ID card holders are allowed to escort up to 15 guests (limited to 2 vehicles) onto NAS Pensacola and to visit the Museum. Holders of a Veteran Health Identification Card that notes a service-connected disability may also access the air station and visit the museum.
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.
Call Us: 1-800-327-5002
The National Naval Aviation Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is currently closed on Mondays.
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 for use in the main Museum and Hangar Bay One.
- 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 Naval Aviation Memorial Giant Screen Theater 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:
For those interested in receiving a tour, they are announced over the museum loudpseaker 5 minutes prior to starting. For the safety of our visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic, tours groups size is limited to a maximum of 25 people.
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.
For the safety of our visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have temporarily susepended the flight line trolley tours.
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 Cafe
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.
Learn more about our unique dining experience
Museum Reservations/Field Trips
The National Naval Aviation Museum is the picture-perfect setting for an assortment of events:
Please fill out the temporary daytime reservation request form to host your special event at the Museum.
We are proud of our fine attention to detail, which ensures our patrons an exceptional daytime reunion. If you would like additional information, our NNAM Reservation Coordinator is available to assist you in making your event a grand success. Please contact Stephanie Pugh at (850) 308-8934, toll free (888) 627-4629, or e-mail email@example.com.
**All special events must be sponsored by a military (active/retired/reserve) member.