National Naval Aviation Museum Opens to Public This Weekend | April 22 and 23

by Katie King |

Naval Aviation Museum Opens to Public This Weekend
April 22 and 23
Pensacola, Fla. – (April 18, 2023) – Access to NAS Pensacola and to the National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM) will be open to the general public this weekend, April 22 and 23, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.


While on the base, the public will be allowed to visit NNAM, the Pensacola Lighthouse and Fort Barrancas. Access to Barrancas National Cemetery is always available through the Visitor Control Center to individuals with family interred at the cemetery.


“We invite our local Pensacola community and all visitors to take advantage of this opportunity and come out and enjoy this world-class museum,” said Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad, president and CEO of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation.


All U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals 18 and older must have a Real ID or passport to enter through the west gate ONLY on Blue Angel Parkway.


Foreign nationals will not be allowed access. Guests with boat trailers will not be allowed to enter. Access will be dependent on available parking at the NNAM and Pensacola Lighthouse. Once parking is full, public access will be halted until more parking becomes available.


Temporary traffic control points will be located on base to prevent public access to other areas of the installation.


The following restrictions will apply to visitors during public access:
  • No weapons (firearms/knives) allowed (to include concealed weapon permit holders)
  • No backpacks/coolers allowed (diaper bags or medically required bags are acceptable and subject to search)
  • No alcoholic beverages allowed
  • No drones allowed (countermeasures will be taken)
  • Persons with felony convictions are not authorized base access
  • All vehicles and personnel are subject to security searches and background checks
  • No visitors with boats or boat trailers.
The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Navy require any identification card used for base access to be compliant with the Real ID Act of 2005. Real ID compliant identification cards are marked by a star on the upper right of the card.
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