For one day only the National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM) will open to the public to present the Festival of Flight, honoring the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat., June 4.
The day-long family festival at NNAM will include performances by the Blue Anchor Belles, kid crafts, story time, scavenger hunts, Battle of Midway flight stations, $5 movies, a “Flight Adventure Deck” experience, food truck vendors, National Flight Academy tours, prize drawings, gift shop giveaways and more.
“We are so excited to be able to welcome the Pensacola area community back to the museum,” said Retired Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad, president and CEO of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation (NAMF). “We hope to see many kids, young and old, come out and spend the day with us to enjoy all the museum has to offer.”
PLEASE NOTE: Public access to NAS Pensacola on June 4 will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., only, through the West Gate at 1878 South Blue Angel Parkway. All guests 18 and older must have a valid picture ID such as a driver’s license or passport.
While on base, the public will be able to visit the National Naval Aviation Museum and Pensacola Lighthouse, only. Temporary traffic control points will be located on base to prevent public access to other areas of the installation. Access onto the base will be dependent on available parking at the museum and lighthouse. Once parking is full, public access will be halted until more parking becomes available.
About the National Naval Aviation Museum
The National Naval Aviation Museum features nearly 350,000 square feet of displays and is one of the world’s largest aviation museums. Located aboard Pensacola Naval Air Station, the facility boasts more than 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviation. Be sure to visit Hangar Bay One, displaying aircraft of the post-WWII era including presidential helicopter, Marine One. Among the countless things to touch, see and experience are thrilling 3D and HD flight simulators and the new Blue Angels 4D Experience. Don’t miss the drama and power of the new laser powered Giant Screen digital theater. The Cubi Bar Café offers a unique dining experience, and the Flight Deck Store is the perfect place to find a souvenir that captures the spirit of Naval Aviation. Museum admission is FREE. NAS Pensacola is limited to current Department of Defense (DoD) ID card holders (active-duty service members, retirees, and their families) and Veterans who possess a Veterans Health Identification Card (VHIC) from the Department of Veterans Affairs that displays the Veteran’s eligibility status. The National Naval Aviation Museum is open daily from 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.NavalAviationMuseum.org.