National Naval Aviation Museum to Host ‘Visitor Appreciation Days’ This Summer

by Katie King |

National Naval Aviation Museum to Host ‘Visitor Appreciation Day: Kid’s Day”

July 15


Pensacola, Fla. – (July 10, 2023) – The National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM) is excited to host another Visitor Appreciation Day: Kids’ Day on Saturday, July 15 as a way to recognize the Pensacola community for their loyal support.

Starting at 9 a.m., Kids’ Day will focus on fun-for-the-whole-family flight activities and entertainment geared toward kids. The day includes:

  • Free kid’s admission (up to age 18) to any Giant-Screen movie or simulator ride with the purchase of an adult ticket. One child admitted free per paid adult ticket.
  • Blue Anchor Belles – a patriotic 40s and 50s-inspired singing group, will perform “Boogie Woogie” era songs at noon in the atrium.
  • Paper airplanes presentation – learn how to make paper planes with members of the Blue Angels. Starting at 1 p.m. in the atrium, kids and adults alike can learn the basic concepts of flight and aerodynamics by timing just how long their paper planes stay aloft. Expect to see dozens of paper airplanes flying amidst dozens of historic military aircraft shortly after.
  • Storytime reading at 2 p.m. – Blue Angels members will read aloud the children’s book, “Flight of Dreams,” by author Tanya Theriault in the atrium.

“We invite families and friends, young and old, to come out and enjoy themselves and experience the magic of naval aviation,” said Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad, president and CEO of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation.

The National Naval Aviation Museum is open Monday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Media Note:For more information about the National Naval Aviation Museum or Foundation, contact Hannah Pennell at (850) -308-8936

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. 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 cardholders (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
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