The Patuxent River
Naval Air Museum

The Patuxent River
Naval Air Museum

The Patuxent River
Naval Air Museum

In these challenging times, we at the museum have the utmost concern for the health and well being of our staff, our volunteers, and of course, our visitors.  Accordingly, the museum will be closed until further notice.  We will closely monitor information from Federal, State, and County authorities and will regularly evaluate our ability to safely open and welcome visitors.

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The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum (PRNAM) is a member-supported, privately-funded museum preserving the history and heritage of Naval Aviation and associated technology.


Our Mission is to "Preserve, Educate, Inspire" by presenting the continuing story of Naval Aviation with a focus on Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation (RDT&E) at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. Our Vision is to be a highly valued community resource providing both educational and tourism benefits to the Southern Maryland area for generations.

Located just outside Gate 1 of Naval Air Station Patuxent River, the PRNAM is operated by the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Association, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization. First opened in 1978, the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum now spans three buildings and also includes a Flight Line consisting of one-of-a-kind aircraft and aircraft configurations unique to the Naval Test Center.

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Volunteer

Volunteer

Opportunities to get involved with the Pax Museum include exhibit development, collections management, educational programs, events support, flightline maintenance, flight simulator operations, and with the board of directors. We are almost entirely staffed by dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers and we would like you to join our team! If you'd like more information about different opportunities, please send us an email at volunteers@paxmuseum.org.

Event Calendar

Event Calendar

We host various community, STEAM, and PAX related events throughout the year. Check out the calendar link or contact us for more information.
The museum is also available to rent for your private or public function.

Flight Simulators

Flight Simulators

Flight simulators are operating at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. They offer the museum guest an opportunity to experience flight in real F-14 cockpits as you take control of the airplane that you select. The simulators are operational based on availability of trained volunteers.
The cost to fly the simulators is $10 for 30 minutes. Call ahead for hours of operation: 301-863-1900 (option 2 for the admissions desk).

The Space Mural

The Space Mural

We at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum are dedicating our efforts to the preservation of a special piece of Pax River history. Please follow this link over to the donations page to find out more about how you can help save a great mural that once hung in the Cedar Point Officer's Club and is now designated a National Historic Asset. Once it is preserved, the painting will become the backdrop for the Naval Aviation in Space exhibit now in development.

Oct 11 | 10 am

Wheels and Wings

Apr 18 | 9 am

Girl Scout Aviation Badge Event

Keep Up on Latest Events

Keep Up on Latest Events