If you are visiting the museum on a Saturday, proceed directly to Gate 4. Gate 4 is located off of the Interstate 5 Freeway at the Old Town Ave. exit. (Pass & ID is closed on Saturday) Valid government photo id is still required at the gate for access.
If you are visiting the museum on a weekday, you must register at the Pass & ID Center (Building 680) prior to entering the base. Pass & ID is located on Washington Street, on the right-hand side, just outside of Gate 5. Hours of operation are 07:30 AM to 3:30 PM.
Occasionally, Gate 5 will be closed on the days surrounding a holiday or a holiday weekend. Even so, the Pass & ID Center may remain open on a weekday. Visitors will need to obtain a pass at Pass & ID and then proceed to enter the base through Gate 4. If you are unsure if the Pass & ID Center is open, please call (619) 524-4200.