Coronavirus (COVID-19) Report

UPDATED: MAY 14, 2020

The Military Aviation Museum has been closed since March 15, 2020 in order to support statewide efforts to tackle the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Because Museums are not included in the Phase I plans to re-open the state, we will continue to be closed until we are authorized to re-open by the appropriate state agencies.

We are eager to welcome our visitors back and have drawn up our plans to re-open with your safety in mind. Preparations are underway to allow for physical distancing inside the Museum and we are increasing the accessibility of handwashing stations, and seeking to create a touchless experience for our guests. During this period of closure our staff have also been developing intensive cleaning schedules, and receiving training on disinfecting processes that will be in use when we open.

We realize that this unprecedented situation has led to a high degree of uncertainty about events both public and private at the museum. If you have questions about your event, or one you were planning to attend, please contact Mitch Welch at

We strongly encourage all members of our community to continue practicing social distancing, proper cough and sneeze etiquette, as well as good hand hygiene in accordance with the recommendations made by the CDC and Virginia Department of Health.

This page will be regularly updated to correspond to changes in the museum’s operations.


After extensive discussions with the Virginia Wind Symphony relating to the lack of practice facilities and the necessary preparation time for our annual symphonic airshow, we have decided to postpone Flying Proms 2020 until June of 2021.

This is a result of the unprecedented nature of the public health challenge facing the nation, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to our next Flying Proms show!


Warbirds Over the Beach 2020
is being 
postponed until October 2-4, 2020.

The October 2-4 weekend has been a fixture on the museum calendar in recent years, and home to the successful Biplanes & Brews event which combined World War I airshow performances with beer tastings. The museum staff is working to incorporate fan favorite features from Biplanes & Brews into this year’s Warbirds Over the Beach schedule so that attendees who have enjoyed our October event in the past can still do so this year!

Tickets are available for sale. Click here.

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 dinosuar 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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