Naval Aviation Museum Reopens to Public on May 17th

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The National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida issued a major news release today on social media, announcing that the museum will soon re-open to the public following an extensive period of restricting visits to U.S. Department of Defense ID holders and those they escort only. The museum’s full statement is presented below…

After more than three years of restricted entry, the National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM) is thrilled to announce the public access waiver onto NAS Pensacola has been reestablished and the Museum will officially reopen to all visitors starting May 17, 2023. Prior to that, as part of a phased opening, previously scheduled public visitation will remain for Thursday through Sunday, May 4-7 and May 11-14, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

“After three-and-a-half years, the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation couldn’t be more excited to welcome EVERYONE back to their National Naval Aviation Museum,” said Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad, president and CEO of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation.

“We are excited to share the history and heritage of Naval Aviation with everyone and are thankful for the loyal support we’ve had along the way, that will soon culminate with our Grand Reopening.”

General public visitors to NNAM will be required to enter NASP through the west on Blue Angel Parkway. All U.S. Citizens or U.S. nationals 18 and older must provide a Real ID or passport. For detailed requirements for base access visit NAS Pensacola’s website.

“We would like to give special recognition to the Honorable Carlos Del Toro, Secretary of the Navy, for his assistance in getting public access back to Pensacola NAS. We also want to thank our local community and NNAM fans for their unwavering support of our museum.”

“We cannot express how grateful we are that EVERYONE has the opportunity to experience its magic and wonder, once again,” Cozad furthered. “We hope to see you soon, so you can experience your BEST DAY EVER!”

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.

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