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Plan Your Family Trip to the National Museum of Naval Aviation

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Are you looking for great things to do indoors during a Gulf Shores, AL, vacation? If so, consider visiting the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, FL. This unique military and aerospace museum is the perfect place to go when your crowd is looking for a break from the sun and the sand. Formerly known as the National Museum of Naval Aviation, the museum is also an exciting destination for children and adults who are interested in military aircraft. And the best part? Admission is free!

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About the National Museum of Naval Aviation

You and your children will be amazed by the extensive collection of restored military aircraft at the National Naval Aviation Museum. One of the world's largest museums of its kind, the 37-acre grounds are filled with more than 150 Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard aircraft. In addition, historic and one-of-a-kind aircraft and other interesting exhibits fill a huge, 350,000 square-foot, indoor space. When you visit, you'll also find these great family activities to enjoy:

  • Naval Aviation Memorial Giant Screen Theater

  • Flight Simulators

  • Blue Angels 4D Theater

  • Blue Angels Practices and Flight Demonstrations

  • Cubi Bar Cafe

  • Virtual Flight Deck

  • Cockpit Trainers

  • Kiddie Hawk Play Area

  • Naval Aviation Museum store

How to Visit

Visiting the National Naval Aviation Museum is an excellent day trip to take from Gulf Shores, AL. In under an hour, you can load up the car drive and east up the coast to Pensacola. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. These convenient opening hours make planning a spur of the moment day trip with your family as easy as it is fun and exciting!

Nearby Pensacola Attractions

You can enhance a day trip to the National Naval Aviation Museum by exploring other nearby Pensacola, FL, attractions during your visit. Just minutes from the museum, you'll find the Pensacola Lighthouse and Fort Barrancas. Your family may enjoy exploring these two historic sites, which are also open to the public for tours.

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