Something For Everyone
Plan Your Visit
SEE AIRCRAFT IN FLIGHT
With so much to see and do at the Museum, there is something on offer for everyone: families, aviation and military enthusiasts, photographers, school field trips, senior citizen groups and others.
Aircraft at the Museum fly regularly, making unscheduled flights throughout the week. To plan to see them in flight, please review our Summer of Flight schedule here. Summer of Flight is included with your museum admission. Guests are also invited to review our Air Show Schedule for the year. Please note Air Shows are separately ticketed special events.
All flight demonstrations are weather and maintenance permitting.
TAKE THE TOUR
The main museum buildings are available for self-guided exploration daily from 9am – 5pm.
Guests also have the opportunity to experience a guided tour led by a Museum Docent that includes several of our historic buildings, and non-public facilities. Docents are volunteers who share their knowledge about Museum collections. These FREE tours will include highlights from the collection as chosen by your Docent and may include the Cottbus Luftwaffe Hangar, the Goxhill Watch Office, the Army and Navy Hangars, as well as the WWI Hangar.
Daily guided tours are scheduled to depart the Museum lobby at 10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm and 3:00pm. Tour capacity is limited, so arrive early to secure your place in the time slot of your choice.
- The content of each tour can be confirmed before it departs. Not all tours will visit the same buildings, or look at the same aircraft.
- Daily guided tours are subject to weather conditions, as well as docent availability.
- The Fighter Factory, our restoration and maintenance facility is not open to the public, and is not included on our guided tours.
GO FOR A RIDE
Tick an item off the bucket list and take a ride in a restored WWII Aircraft. In a flying experience you won’t forget, see Virginia Beach from above. Photographers love the bird’s eye view of the oceanfront, and everyone loves the sense of freedom and adventure that accompanies flying in an open cockpit airplane!
Rides are available from May – October, and can be purchased online.
DINING AND LODGING
Virginia Beach offers a broad array of lodging and dining options. Choose your favorite hotel chain or log on to AirBNB or VRBO to find the perfect place for your stay while visiting the Military Aviation Museum and other great attractions in the area.
Unique dining experiences just 10 minutes away in Pungo.
Visit some of the local favorites:
MUSEUM FAQ'S & Rules
Get answers to general questions and view museum rules here.
Due to the need for specific insurance coverage and endorsements to operate from our field, the answer is generally no. However, special permission can be granted by the Museum Director.
Parking is free for Museum Guests.
You may take as many photos as you like for personal use and sharing. Commercial photography requires prior written approval from the Museum Director, or Director of Operations.
Overnight parking is not permitted at the Museum.
Museum grounds are closed at 5pm, it is not possible to remain on the grounds after the Museum closes.
Weapons are not permitted on the property.
Pets are not permitted at the Museum, though service animals are welcome.
No segways, hoverboards or similar motorized vehicles are permitted on the field (this does not include mobility assistive devices).
Drone flights are not permitted anywhere on Museum property, including in the parking lot.
Smoking is not permitted inside the Museum, its associated hangars or on any ramp space where aircraft are present.
Guests are more than welcome to bring a lunch to the Museum! There is a small seating area with tables adjacent to the lobby where guests can consume food they have brought. Food is not permitted in the Museum galleries or Hangars.
Because the aircraft in the collection still operate we request that guests do not climb on, or touch the aircraft.