National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola

4.9
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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  • Need to update TripAdvisor on this particular site. According to this ,this attraction is open, whereas the website differs. Tried to go, but got turned away, it is officially closed to the general...  more »
  • Perfect place for kids and families. Lots for kids to do. Nice clean museum! We can go and stay all day.  more »
  • Wonderful place to visit with the entire family! The amount of information and visuals provided and visuals are astounding. Definitely a place to visit more than once!  more »
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  • This is a must see museum! Lots of history and information, it opens your eyes to the life of those who have fought for our freedom. There are many different airplanes to see, simulators, movies, a gift shop and so much more. The facility is beautiful and we'll kept. This is a great family outing and good for all ages. We brought our 10 year old daughter and 20 year old niece, both enjoyed it and want to go back again.
  • We loved this museum. We had 4 kids with us ages 8, 10, 12, and 15 and we all enjoyed the museum. We were honestly kind of nervous to take time away from the beach to go to a museum but ended up so happy that we did. The history inside that building is incredible and so interesting. Be aware that every adult has to have identification to enter the property. Thank you for preserving history and to those who have donated their personal items to be included in this museum.
  • We decided to take a half day and come down from Orange Beach to the museum and see the Blue Angels practice. It was awesome! The kids loved the interactive museum and of course the Blue Angels. Before the air show started there were volunteers around the seating areas that offered insightful facts and answered questions about the Blue Angels. Once the show started the jets were flying so close to you, you felt like you could reach out and touch them (well you know what I mean). Tips for going to the museum : 1. If you are going on a day that the Blue Angels are practicing arrive before the museum opens otherwise you could be parking in the grass away from everything. 2. If you want a good seat to watch the air show then head out 45 minutes to an hour. If you are bringing your own chair you can arrive when ever you want. 3. Bring food and drinks with you if you do come early. You can bring a reasonable size soft cooler with you from the car to the air field. This is a stop you don't want to miss if you are visiting from out of town.
  • WOW !!! What an amazing museum. They have just about everything that you could imagine in an aviation museum. I would definitely recommend a day trip to this museum to all. So much of our nation's history jam packed into one museum. Let's not forget this is the home of the "Blue Angel's". So if you find yourself in Pensacola I 100% recommend visiting this museum you won't be disappointed.
  • If you like the Smithsonian Air and Space and have an interest in military aviation, you will like the Naval Aviation Museum. It conveys well how US Navy aviators have always put themselves on the cutting edge. And don't miss the display on Naval aviators who became astronauts. They have an early aviation training report card for Neil Armstrong suggesting even those who don't always earn top marks in school can go on to do great things.

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