National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola

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Dedicated to preserving the history of naval aviation, National Naval Aviation Museum displays more than 4,000 artifacts and 150 aircraft and spacecraft. In addition to the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic, the museum's collection includes other historical helicopters, biplanes, fighter planes, gliders, and space capsules. The museum also operates a flight academy, a six-day program meant to teach the youngest of aviation enthusiasts about the importance of science and math in aerospace careers. Pilot wannabes of all ages can ride the museum's flight simulators or watch IMAX films at the on-site theater. The museum gift shop sells aviation books, toys, caps, flags, patches, and posters. Using our international travel planner, Pensacola attractions like National Naval Aviation Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We spent hours and hours in this museum, and probably could have spent even more time had our vacation not ended! This place is amazing with displays of the Navy's airplanes from the very first ones t...  more »
  • The Naval Aviation Museum is in two large buildings with planes, helicopters, blimps and displays showing the evolution of Naval Aviation from inception to today!! There is a also a section on space c...  more »
  • Love History, and this is the best Museum for Military I've ever been to. They keep updating the displays on a day to day basis! Try to come when the Blue Angels are flying! September usually!  more »
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  • What an excellent place to come while on vacation! Very kid friendly with a large play area for our friends kids. Theatre and two places to get snacks. One enormous and one large building to go through. Very well kept and informative. Amazing and interesting displays. Got a picture of my husband with his favorite plane :) it's on the military base and the employees are military so they are respectful and professional. Would definitely return and recommend!
  • This museum has a special place in our family's life. Multiple generations visit this fine museum and all are amazed by the displays, tours, and movies. There is never enough time in any one visit to see it all! Cafe is handicapped accessible but it can be tight at times turning. Wheelchairs are available to borrow at no charge which is beneficial to have during the tour as seats are not often close enough to hear the guide. Plan a bit of time in the gift shop as there is a little something for everyone except the pickiest of shoppers. FUN FUN FUN
  • If you're visiting the museum you have to go to the entrance on Blue Angel Parkway. The museum itself was fantastic. Our little ones loved being able to get in the actual planes. If your there late be aware they close the souvenir shop early. The receptionist were really kind and the kids got wing stickers when we first got in. Make sure you bring in your Photo ID. The check them at each building. Last but not least go to the Hangar Bay 1 building they have a presidential helicopter in it and a moon landing pod. Pretty Awesome for being free!
  • We have gone two years in a row now while on vacation. Our kids love this place! If you ever get a chance to see the Blue Angels practice, DO IT! It's so awesome! I haven't seen them in over 18 years and I forgot how amazing they are. It's a free museum and worth the trip and day you spend there. Wall to wall, floor to ceiling, literally, of nothing but planes, cock pits the kids can sit in, replicas of ships and a time jump back to an era of war. This is one of the best museums I've ever been to.
  • This is such a great experience! Seeing the history of Naval Aviation was astounding. Our volunteer tour guide was and ex A-7 Corsair pilot and had a wealth of knowledge to share. We were with him for two hours and it seemed like minutes. A great thing to do while anywhere near Pensacola.
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