Military Aviation Museum hosts free drive-thru exhibit Memorial Day weekend

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach is hosting a drive-thru exhibit for the Hampton Roads community over Memorial Day weekend.

The free exhibit runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25.

Each day, guests will be able to drive their vehicles around “specially crafted exhibits” on the museum grounds to view the World War II aircraft on display allowing visitors to learn about the planes and the history of the generation that flew and fought in them.

“Memorial Day is an important time when Americans reflect on the meaning of service and sacrifice. The Military airplanes we will have on display are an important tangible link to those stories from the past,” said Military Aviation Museum Director Keegan Chetwynd.

“We wanted to do something special for Memorial Day, but to do so with a focus on keeping everyone safe, which is where the idea of a Drive-Through Museum featuring our largest artifacts came from.”

Important information:

  • Visiting is FREE, but donation options will be available for those who wish to support the museum.
  • Guests will be asked to remain in their vehicles while traveling through the exhibit.
  • The main museum buildings are closed, and there is no access to restrooms on-site.
  • Your experience will be greatly enhanced by a Smartphone with a QR Code reader.
  • The Museum Store is available online at store.militaryaviationmuseum.org, and if you choose “Pickup”, we will have your items packaged and ready at the curbside for you to pick up after visiting the drive-through museum.
  • Jerrassic Park, the museum’s collection of dinosaur sculptures, is free and open to the public. Visitors are reminded to practice social distancing and remain at least six feet apart from other guests.
  • For a weather update, call 757-721-7767.

More information can be found via militaryaviationmuseum.org.


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