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Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

One of the principal Pearl Harbor Historic Sites, our unique interactive museum is located near the Battleship Missouri in the battlefield hangers of historic Ford Island which were attacked by the Imperial Japanese Navy on December 7, 1941, the beginning of WWII.

Guests may purchase tickets online at http://www.PacificAviationMuseum.org or at the USS Arizona ticket office located next to the Arizona Memorial Museum and ride the shuttle bus to Ford Island and view the airfield, control tower, and the museum that occupies WWII hangars, which bear the scars of the Pearl Harbor attack.

Aircraft, such as a Japanese Zero and the Stearman in which former President George H.W. Bush soloed as the war’s youngest aviator, illustrate how aviation helped stem the war. You’ll view historic videos, including a movie of the beginning of the war. Enjoy the authentic gift shop, 1940s themed café Laniakea, and the combat flight simulators in which you can virtually fight the battle of Guadalcanal in either an American or Japanese plane.


Pacific Aviation Museum’s mission is to develop and maintain an internationally recognized aviation museum, which educates young and old alike, honors aviators and the support personnel who defended freedom in the Pacific Region, and is dedicated to preserving Pacific aviation history.

Daily, visitors from all over the world view the vintage aircraft, enjoy exciting hands on technology experiences, and hear the stories told by veteran docents and witness “The Day That Shall Live In Infamy.” The museum has recently announced its Phase II capital campaign for the restoration of two additional standing hangars and the landmark red and white icon control tower. Restoration of these will house the increasing aircraft collection includes the recently arrived Air Force F-15 Screaming Eagle and Navy F-14 Tomcat—the last Tomcat to be flown in the service of our nation.

Pacific Aviation Museum is open 9am to 5pm daily and is accessed by shuttles from the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center parking lot at Pearl Harbor. Phone (808) 441-1000 or visit http://www.PacificAviationMuseum.org for tickets and more information.

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