We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1750 Radford Blvd, NAS Pensacola, Pensacola, FL 32508-5400
Phone Number: +1 800-327-5002
Website
Today
09:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

Experience the magic of flight at the National Naval Aviation Museum! See...

Experience the magic of flight at the National Naval Aviation Museum! See over 4,000 artifacts and 150 aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Aviation. Ride the flight simulators or catch all the drama and power of amazing IMAX films. Dine in the authentic Cubi Bar Cafe and take home the spirit of Naval Aviation with a unique memento from the Flight Deck Store. Spend a cool day inside the Museum and experience Hands-on-History! New Naval Air Station Entrance: All visitors to the National Naval Aviation Museum, Fort Barrancas and Pensacola Lighthouse who do not possess a Department of Defense identification card or are unescorted by the holder of a Department of Defense identification card, will be required to enter the installation via the West Gate located off Blue Angel Parkway.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 4,260 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3820
    Excellent
  • 278
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
A must see! Free, educational & overwhelming!

Watch out, you will have a crick in your neck and sore jaws from looking up & gawking at all the amazing planes. WOW is all I can say!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

4,260 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 4,128: English reviews
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Watch out, you will have a crick in your neck and sore jaws from looking up & gawking at all the amazing planes. WOW is all I can say!

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Marquette, Iowa
Level Contributor
32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unbelievably, this museum was free... although it certainly would have been worth every penny of an admission fee, if there was one. If you are interested in the Navy, aviation, space exploration, history, or are a Veteran or patriot of the United States, you should visit this museum while in the Pensacola area. There are lots of beautifully restored planes,... More 

Helpful?
Thank smalldog33
Elkton, Maryland
Level Contributor
215 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

But would have liked easier, organized themes. Maybe a guide to tell me stories. Or an app that recognizes my placement and has short vignettes. Regardless, created overwhelming pride in our countries achievements through struggle of our forefathers.

Helpful?
1 Thank Mpfisher
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
274 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing that museum this good is free. Everybody raves about the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in Washington DC. This one is about as good without the crowds.

Helpful?
Thank TheGoBird
Level Contributor
24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Take the whole family. God Bless our Navy and our pilots, as well as all veterans. This museum is extensive in its review of naval aviation.

Helpful?
Thank Tom D
Rockport, Texas, USA
Level Contributor
63 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stopped at the Florida welcome center and found a brochure for the Naval Aviation Museum. It was free, not far off I-10, and looked interesting for a small boy. Our 2 1/2 yr old grandson loved looking at and sitting in the planes. He ran off his legs for 1 1/2 hours.

Helpful?
Thank portbaymike
Palmetto, Florida
Level Contributor
42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a great time at the museum and watching the Blue Angels practice. There are 2 giant hangars full of aircraft, displays, historical facts/lessons, and interactive exhibits. There is so much to see, we missed reading some of the displays. The restaurant inside is good, too.

Helpful?
Thank Kelly J
Stewartville, Minnesota
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time walking around this place. My twins that are stationed there for the Navy had never been there and they too loved it. A good way to spend the day. So many different things to look at.

Helpful?
Thank Joleen F
Clover, South Carolina
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great FREE activity for the family. After climbing the lighthouse and watching the jets train it was great to be here and learn more of what was going on.

Helpful?
Thank Nancy C
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great presentation of the US Navy air power over the years. Very much enjoyed the exhibits from the time of the Vietnam war. So much to see, you could spend all afternoon all still not see it all. Very interesting exhibit for the early Space program. Well worth the time and effort.

Helpful?
Thank John B

Travellers who viewed National Naval Aviation Museum also viewed

 
Pensacola, Florida Panhandle
Pensacola Beach, Florida Panhandle
 

Been to National Naval Aviation Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of National Naval Aviation Museum and other visitors
15 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (15)

Questions? Get answers from National Naval Aviation Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?