Plan Your Visit

Admission and Pricing

Admission to the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Complex can be purchased at the welcome desk in the main building.

Groups Welcome! Please call ahead so we can give you a price estimate, take necessary COVID precautions, and ensure we have extra docents on staff to enhance the experience for your civic organization, school, club, or family.

The museum is currently open Tuesday through Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sundays noon-5pm.  Currently, admission is $9 for adults, $7 for active duty, $7 for seniors, $4 for children ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and under.

Flight Simulators!

Simulators are open!

The simulators offer the museum customer an opportunity to experience flight in real F-14 cockpits as you take control of the airplane that you select. Once in the cockpit you can choose between any one of several types of airplanes;  such as an F-14 Tomcat, an F/A-18 Hornet, an A-10 Warthog, a P-51 Mustang, or how about a larger airplane like a C-130 Hercules,  plus many more. The flight simulators utilize stationary cockpits, but the aircraft can fly in the same airspace so if you come with a buddy, you both can fly at the same time or go against each other as you both make arcs and loops in the sky. Do you want to launch and land on an aircraft carrier? You can do that too.   

The fee to fly is $10 for 30 minutes.

Minimum age to fly is 10.

The flight Simulator Team is made up of adults who may be former pilots, aviators, military aviation maintainers, or engineers; and youth (at least 13 years) who have an  interest in aviation or have an interest in science, flight simulation, the military, or associated fields.  There is a need for additional Operators/Instructors.   If you are interested in joining the team please contact Mr. Daniel Dickey at dan.dickey@paxmuseum.org or 301-247-9789.

Looking to rent?

The museum complex is available to rent in whole or smaller parts to fit the size of your event. From large corporate and association events, to military ceremonies like retirements, to birthday parties, we have a plan and space. Please call or visit the main desk for a menu of service and pricing options or fill out the Google Form below.