UPDATED: MAY 29, 2021

Capacity and Social Distancing Restrictions have been lifted at the Museum in accordance with state guidance.
Fully vaccinated visitors are not required to wear a face mask while visiting*.

While most of our great aircraft and exhibits will be available for view, there are a few continued disruptions as we work to bring the rest of the Museum campus back on line. In order to make sure you get the most out of your visit we want to make sure you are aware of those continued disruptions.

  • Free, scheduled daily tours of our open facilities will be resuming on June 2nd. Tours will be first come, first served at 10:30am, Noon, 1:30pm and 3:00pm.
  • The Goxhill Tower will be reopening for access via guided tours on June 4th.
  • The Cottbus German Hangar will be reopening for access via guided tours on June 22nd.
  • The Fighter Factory continues to be closed to public access, with more information on tour offerings there coming soon!
  • The children’s play area inside the museum and the flight simulators are now accessible.
  • Several of our button-operated interactive elements, including our touch-screen Enigma Machine are now active once again!

Our staff and volunteers continue to work hard to keep our visitors safe!

  • Our Museum Store will continue to make use of Online Ordering and In-Store Pickup options to provide you flexibility while you shop.
  • We will continue to offer free content and programs online for those practicing social distancing and remaining in their homes.
  • Aircraft rides will be resuming on June 12. For more information please contact the Museum Store.
  • If you are planning an event at the Museum, the lifting of Capacity Restrictions may positively impact you. Please contact for more information.

*Medical Exemptions Apply. Fully vaccinated is defined by the CDC as someone who is two weeks past receiving their final dose of vaccine.

The Military Aviation Museum

The Military Aviation Museum is home to one of the largest private collections of World War I and World War II era military aircraft in the world.

Each of our planes has been beautifully restored to its prior military condition, using original parts whenever possible.

Most of the planes are airworthy and flown at the museum during flight demonstrations and at air shows throughout the year. Some being the last flight-ready aircraft of their time, and all of them being one of a kind.

The museum is open to all. General admission applies for those arriving via ground transportation.
Come out and see the heritage and machinery of World War I and World War II!

1341 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach, VA 23457(Directions)

Things To Do At The Museum

The MAM Museum has many family friendly activities. You can take part in our dinosaur scavenger hunt, soar the skies in a historical airplane, learn about WWII & WWI aviation, and much more! We are a self-guided museum, although one of our knowledgeable docents would be more than happy to teach you all about the planes you are seeing!

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Museum Reviews

Excellent collection of war birds! A very informed staff and tour guides! The kids had fun and asked lots of questions. Love that they are always expanding the exhibits….can’t wait to see what the watch tower looks like when it’s complete! Lots of great history!

Brittany Maine

While not the biggest, this is the single coolest aviation museum I have ever seen. Nearly every aircraft on display is in flying condition and you can really tell that it is the main focus of the museum. Every staff member I asked was able to point at a plane and say “I fly that one,” with amazing stories to boot! Definitely worth going out of your way to visit.

Misha LarionovGoogle Local Guide

This was a great museum. A large collection of WW1 and WW2 planes. Most of their planes are in Air Worthy condition. The planes are in immaculate condition. A great spot for photographers. They do offer rides in 2 airplanes.

Larry WaltersGoogle Local Guide

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