The Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum is set in two hangars at the Ford Island Control Tower (which still have scars as the country's first aviation battlefield - pretty incredible!) and is dedicated to sharing the stories and events of that infamous day in 1941.
The exhibits are filled with artifacts and stories aimed to educate and inspire all future generations with the story.
You can take a journey with some amazing veteran docents through the two hangars - 37 and 79. Does the date Dec 7, 1941 ring any bells? That's right! That infamous attack on Pearl Harbor which formed a huge part of American history, actually happened here, and Hangar 79 still shows signed of that day.
Your experience at the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum will begin in Hangar 37, which is a whopping 42,000 square foot former seaplane hangar which actually survived that Pearl Harbor attack. When you arrive, you will enjoy a 12 minute movie on the history, just so you can really picture what would have happened there all those years ago.
Then, you move through the exhibit area filled with some incredible carriers, including an authentic Japanese Zero, a light civilian plane that was shot down, and even a P-40 fighters.
There is so much history at this museum! As you look at the bullet holes in Hangar 79, you will then walk through and get to experience a life-sized diorama that depicts "MiG Alley, and some aircraft used in the Korean War.
Love history? Love aviation? What a treat this family day out will be for you!
The general public is advised to use “Pearl Harbor Visitor Center” as the GPS destination when visiting Pearl Harbor. The Museum is located on a military base; non-military visitors will not be able to drive on and must take the shuttle bus from the Pearl Harbor Visitor CenterGet directions
$14.99 (Ages 4 - 12)
3 years old
The museum is dedicated to the defence of the freedom in the Pacific, and ensures that they tell the right stories of those who fought, and preserve the artifacts that they are blessed to have in their company.
Dine in your very own WWII themed cafe! There are gourmet burgers, sandwiches, fries and daily specials, including BBQ ribs! Yum yum! Open daily for breakfast and lunch too!
Bags aren't allowed on Ford Island for security reasons, so leave your bag at the storage facility for $3. per bag.
Saved your pennies? Then head to the gift shop! You can find a range of aviation themed goods there.
It's an amazing place for kids to discover history first hand! Field trips are perfect for school age students, and there is a lunch space, Flight Lab experience and hands on activities.
The cafe serves salads and fish, so you can eat healthy if you like!
If you do have a mobility disability, just give them a call before you book to see the access you will have
Why not take the tour and hear more of the stories of those who were involved with these aircraft? The Aviation Tour is a great behind the scenes experience.