See one of the first aircraft to fly from NAS Whidbey Island, a PBY-5A Catalina seaplane that flew from the Seaplane Base during WWII. Climb into and operate a PBY nose gun turret. Lift a tailhook from one of the modern carrier aircraft based at NAS Whidbey. Or kids both little and big can fly a PBY, an A-6 Intruder, an EA-18 Growler or one of many other aircraft on our two flight simulators.  These and other interactive exhibits promise to educate and entertain.

Throughout 4,700 square feet find 11 display areas dedicated to eras in history, including WWII, the Korean Conflict, Vietnam, the Gulf War, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

Explore our PBY- Catalina 5A, one of the most recognizable warbirds of World War II. See the flying boat in person as you learn about the parts, pieces, and men who made the aircraft one of the most successful, search and rescue bombers of its time!

Learn the history of the PBY Catalina and the military conflicts that NAS Whidbey Island participated in including WWII, the Korean Conflict, Vietnam, the Gulf War, Afghanistan, and Iraq..

Fly the aircraft yourself, including a PBY, in either of our two flight simulators!

We have gone to great lengths to assemble a collection of interesting and important military artifacts you are sure to enjoy.

Try it yourself! Climb into the gun turret to experience gunning on a PBY, lift a tailhook to get an idea of their weight, or wear a pair of night vision goggles to experience night vision as our troops do.

Enjoy our complete collection of merchandise at the Ship’s Store inside the museum. A greatly expanded book, clothing, and gift selection awaits you. New items are arriving all the time.


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