Field Trips

To all our summer camps and field trips scheduled on Blue Angel practice days, please allow an additional hour before the scheduled practice time of 11:30 a.m., on your arrival time. All visitors to the National Naval Aviation Museum, Fort Barrancas or the Pensacola Lighthouse, who do not possess a Department of Defense identification card or are not escorted by the holder of a Department of Defense identification card will be required to enter AND exit Naval Air Station Pensacola through the West Gate off Blue Angel Parkway.
Click here for directions to the NAS Pensacola West Gate.

The National Naval Aviation Museum brings the science of flight to life with the Flight to Excellence program. This is achieved by incorporating educational hands on exhibits, Giant Screen Theater films, simulator rides and resources that are provided for all Pre-K through 12th grade groups. These educational tools are designed to assist educators, parents and group leaders in maximizing the Museum’s educational resources in history, science, technology and mathematics. In addition to serving the public, private and homeschool students, we encourage participation by Boy Scouts, church groups, YMCA, JROTC, Big Brothers/Big sisters, etc. in taking the adventure.




Field Trip Activities that Support Class Trips
I SPY (Pre-K-2nd Grades) 1st Floor of Museum
I SPY (Pre-K-2nd Grades) 2nd Floor of Museum
I SPY (Pre-K-2nd Grades) Hangar Bay One
Excitement of Flight (3rd-12th Grades)
Home Town USA Lesson Plan (3rd-12th Grades)

Also included in the handouts is an explanation of each display. Please let the children find the display and then help them read the description and answer any questions. Students will need a pencil, paper and clipboard. These educational activities are designed to maximize the Museum’s history, science, reading and mathematics offerings.

* All Giant Screen films cover topics about science, aviation, engineering, history and technology.

Price: $5.00 per student (one free chaperone per 10 students)

Scavenger Hunt (Grades 6-12)

Teachers will need to divide your class into teams and send them out on a “mission” to locate information from the exhibits, which keeps them engaged and gives them a chance to visit the Museum on their own with a chaperone. Students will need a pencil, paper handout, and clipboard.

Scavenger Hunt Questions (Grades 6-12)
Scavenger Hunt Questions and Answers