Military Children Invited to TOP SECRET MISSIONS at National Naval Aviation Museum

by Katie King |


Military Children Invited to Embark on TOP SECRET MISSIONS
at the National Naval Aviation Museum

Pensacola, Fla. – (March 13, 2024) The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation and the Pensacola Lighthouse and Maritime Museum are thrilled to present “Top Secret Missions,” a special event for military children. This exciting event, honoring the Month of the Military Child, will take place on Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to noon at the National Naval Aviation Museum.

Military families are invited to join us for a morning filled with adventure and learning as children aged 13 and under participate in top-secret missions alongside our dedicated base support teams.

This year’s event boasts an impressive lineup of exhibitors, including the Pensacola Lighthouse, NCIS, NAS Pensacola Fire Department, the Navy’s Working Dog division, and the Crash Response Team.

Adding to the excitement, NNAM is honored to welcome Kathryn Hamlin-Pacheco, author of the acclaimed children’s book, “My Flight Suit Pocket,” to the Museum. Hamlin-Pacheco will engage young attendees with readings, book signings, and interactive activities inspired by her book.

The first 200 participants who complete their Top-Secret Missions Passports will have the chance to win exciting prizes, adding an extra element of fun and challenge to the event. Additionally, registered participants will enjoy a complimentary Giant Screen Movie screening courtesy of our Museum Attractions Team, and free admission to the Pensacola Lighthouse throughout April.

Attendance to this event is free for military children aged 13 and under, but registration is required. Check-in will begin at 9:45 am at the Blue Angels Atrium within the National Naval Aviation Museum. Upon check-in, participants will receive a wristband granting access to all free activities at both the Museum and the Lighthouse.

Join us for a day of discovery, excitement, and celebration as we honor the resilience and spirit of military children in our community.

Media Note: For more information, please visit our National Naval Aviation Museum Facebook Page or email Dianna Hayden at

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 the presidential helicopter, Marine One. Among the countless things to touch, see and experience are thrilling HD flight simulators. 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.


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