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National Naval Aviation Museum


Experience hands-on history at the National Naval Aviation Museum located on board Pensacola Naval Air Station. See more than 4,000 artifacts and over 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviation. Experience the thrill of flight in the Flight Simulators, catch all the drama and power of the amazing Giant Screen Digital Theater and refresh with a tasty lunch in the authentic Cubi Bar Cafe. Then take home the spirit of Naval Aviation with a unique memento from The Flight Deck Store.


The National Naval Aviation Museum, in alignment with the phased reopening of activities on board NAS Pensacola, will reopen to active duty personnel and their dependent family members beginning on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 10 a.m. Hours of operation will be Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

“This is an important first step for us,” said Museum Director CAPT Sterling Gilliam, USN (Ret.). “In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff has worked diligently to institute measures to keep our visitors safe while still preserving the world-class experience they have come to expect.”

Active duty visitors and their dependents must bring their own masks and wear them at all times while inside the museum. Visitors can expect a different look when they arrive.  There are defined paths around the aircraft and some exhibits will remain closed to ensure social distancing. The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation will operate its Giant Screen Theater at reduced capacity and there will be limited refreshments available. The popular Cubi Bar Café will not be open at this time. 


The Giant Screen Theater movie schedule is as follows:

10:30 a.m.           Magic of Flight

11:30 a.m.           Aircraft Carrier

12 p.m.                 Apollo 11: First Steps Edition

1 p.m.                   Magic of Flight

2 p.m.                   Aircraft Carrier

2:30 p.m.             Apollo 11: First Steps Edition

3:30 p.m.             Aircraft Carrier

“We look forward to serving our active duty personnel, a large number of whom have been confined to base since March and anxiously await the eventual return of all our loyal patrons,” Gilliam said.

For further information, please call 850-452-2894 or visit our website at


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  • Description The National Naval Aviation Museum is among the world’s largest air and space museums with 150 vintage aircraft, such as the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Military banquet seating can be arranged in the atrium underneath the famous Blue Angels who call NAS Pensacola home. A meeting can be paired with a museum tour, IMAX movie or Blue Angels practice session that’s sure to awe meeting attendees.
  • Largest Room 10000
  • Reception Capacity 2000
  • Theatre Capacity 1100
  • Audio/Visual Equipment Rental true
  • Capacity For Largest Meeting Room 2000
  • Conference Service Managers true
  • In House Audio/Visual true
  • Banquet Capacity 830
  • Number of Rooms 3
Blue Angel Atrium
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 10000
  • Theater Capacity: 1100
  • Banquet Capacity: 830
  • Reception Capacity: 1050
IMAX Theatre
  • Theater Capacity: 534
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 5000
  • Reception Capacity: 500
Cubi Bar & Cafe
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
Cubi Bar & Cafe WestPac Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 600
  • Booth Capacity: 65
  • Theater Capacity: 66
  • Banquet Capacity: 42
  • Reception Capacity: 65
USS Cabot Flight Deck
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 4900
  • Theater Capacity: 544
  • Banquet Capacity: 400
  • Reception Capacity: 500
Radford Lounge

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