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Discover more than 4,000 artifacts and over 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviation.

Enjoy the thrill of flight in the Flight Simulators, catch all the drama and power of the amazing Giant Digital Screen Theater and refuel for lunch in the authentic Cubi Bar Café. Then gear up and take home the spirit of Naval Aviation with a unique memento from the Flight Deck Store.

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

HOURS OF OPERATION

The National Naval Aviation Museum is open Monday-Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s days.

OTHER OPERATING HOURS:

Hangar Bay One:
Monday – Sunday – 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Flight Deck Store:
Monday – Sunday – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.*
*opens at 9:00 a.m. on Blue Angels practice days
Cubi Bar Café:
Tuesday – Sunday – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
(closed on Mondays)
Naval Aviation Memorial Giant Screen Theater:
Open Monday – Sunday with movies beginning at 9:30 a.m. with the last movie showing at 3:30 p.m.

Front entrance of the National Naval Aviation Museum

Base Access Guidelines

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 checks

General Information

Who can visit?

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.

Can I watch the Blue Angels practice?

For those who have access to Naval Air Station Pensacola, the National Naval Aviation Museum is pleased to open the flight line behind the museum to view Blue Angels practice flight demonstrations. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. and the Blues are scheduled to take to the skies at 10:30 a.m. Visit www.NavalAviationMuseum.org/blueangels for practice dates. 

Are there ways to get to the museum without using a personal vehicle?

Ride share services such as Lyft and Uber are not allowed on board NAS Pensacola. Standard taxi services are allowed to enter the base via the West Gate provided the taxi driver has a valid base pass.

Can I bring a bag into the museum?

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 Pensacola Base Security and/or visible inspection by Museum staff or qualified volunteers.

Parking

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.

Pets

Pets are not allowed inside the Museum unless they are registered service animals. Pets must not be left unattended in personal vehicles in parking lots during your visit.

Accessibility

The National Naval Aviation Museum welcomes and accommodates persons with disabilities:

A large parking area for persons with limited mobility is available close to the entrance.

Wheelchairs may be checked out at no charge from our Information Desk for use in the main Museum and Hangar Bay One.

Restrooms are available on the ground level in the Quarterdeck and West Wing for visitors with limited mobility.

The Museum has ramps available at each minor change in level.

The Naval Aviation Memorial Giant Screen Theater has a seating area for those in wheelchairs and/or those with service companions, and an elevator is available to reach this seating. Devices for the visually impaired and personalized closed captioning for the hearing impaired are also available.

Open captioning of exhibition videos incorporated into some exhibitions.

Free Tours

Guided tours are available daily and free of charge. Learn about Naval Aviation firsthand 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.

CUBI Bar Café

The Cubi Bar Café offers a lunch menu and a decor that chronicles the many deployments to the Western Pacific by Navy and Marine Corps units. Literally hundreds of plaques, once covering the walls of the Officers Club at NAS Cubi Point in the Philippines, now adorn the restaurant's walls.

Museum Reservations & Field Trips

The National Naval Aviation Museum is the picture-perfect setting for an assortment of events:

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 Waylon Wolf at waylon.w.wolf.civ@us.navy.mil

**All special events must be sponsored by a military (active/retired/reserve) member.