Museum FAQs

Who can visit the museum?

Base Access & Identification Requirements:
The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Navy require visitors 18 and older to show a single government-issued identification card. State-issued driving licenses and passports are acceptable. Public access to NAS Pensacola will be available from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. through the West Gate only on the south end of Blue Angel Parkway. Additionally, vehicle operators must have a valid driver’s license, and foreign nationals will need to be escorted by a U.S. citizen.
 
Motorcyclists:
NAS Pensacola regulations require the use of an approved D.O.T. helmet, proper reflective outer wear (double sided reflective vest worn over back packs), long sleeves, eye protection (shatter proof), pants, gloves and hard soled shoes to operate a motorcycle on base.
 
Parking:
Access will be available dependent on available parking at the National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM) and Pensacola Lighthouse. Once parking is full, public access will be halted until more parking becomes available. Temporary traffic control points will be located on the base to prevent public access to other areas of the installation.
 
Non-U.S. Citizens:
Non-U.S. Citizens are authorized to access but must be escorted by a U.S. citizen. The U.S. citizen will have a background check conducted upon arrival. Non-U.S. Citizen visitors who have not been processed through the Foreign Visits System Confirmation Module (FVSCM) must be in possession and present a permanent Resident Card, Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form 1-551), or a foreign passport that contains a temporary 1-551 stamp or a temporary 1-551 printed notification on a Machine-Readable Immigrant Visa (MRIV).
 
Base Restrictions:
  • No weapons (firearms/knives) allowed (to include Concealed Weapon Permit holders)
  • While firearms are strictly prohibited aboard the installation, those who are traveling with firearms (concealed permit holders included) can store them temporarily at Jim’s Firearms near the West Gate off Blue Angel Parkway. Jim’s Firearms is a full-service firearms dealer and, for a nominal fee, can store firearms so that those visitors can gain access to NASP and the museum. Click here for more info, phone number, and address.
  • No backpacks/coolers allowed (diaper bags or medically required bags are acceptable and subject to search)
  • No alcoholic beverages allowed
  • No drones allowed (countermeasures will be taken)
  • Persons with felony convictions are not authorized base access
  • No visitors with boats and boat trailers
  • All vehicles and personnel are subject to security searches and background check

Can I use cash at the museum?

The NNAM is a cashless venue, most credit cards and Apple Pay are accepted.

What is the admission price for the museum?

The National Naval Aviation Museum has free Museum admission and also free parking.

Can I make reservations for a group?

Contact Kathy Correll at kathryn.m.correll.civ@us.navy.mil or call (850) 452-2894.

Are wheelchairs available?

Yes, please ask one of our helpful volunteers at the front desk near the Museum entrance for assistance.

Are pets allowed in the museum?

Pets are not allowed inside the Museum. The Museum abides by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and allows service animals in all public areas of the Museum.

Is there RV or Bus parking available?

Yes, RV and bus parking is available.

What movies are currently playing in the Giant Screen Theater? How much are the tickets?

Click here for more information and ticket prices.
The NNAM is a cashless venue, most credit cards and Apple Pay are accepted.

How is the museum funded?

The Museum is funded by the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) educational and fundraising organization that supports the development of the National Naval Aviation Museum. For more information, click here.

How can I support the Museum?

There are many ways you can support the development and growth of the National Naval Aviation Museum. Learn the many ways to give by clicking here.

How do I get more information regarding my relatives who served, information about aircraft or exhibits?

There is an extensive library located on the main floor of the Museum that can help you with your inquiries. It is open to the public during Museum hours. Visit, email, or call for more information.
Email: library@navalaviationmuseum.org
Phone: (850) 452-2924

I’m interested in donating artifacts. Who should I contact?

For archival donations (Documents, Books, Photographs, Scrapbooks, Manuals, Audio/Visual Film) email Jared Galloway at jared.b.galloway.civ@us.navy.mil.
For artifact donations (Uniforms, Artwork, Weapons, Medals, Aircraft, Miscellaneous) email Dina Linn at dina.g.linn.civ@us.navy.mil.