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USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park

Aiea, HI

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Address: 11 Arizona Memorial Rd, Aiea, HI 96701, USA How do we get there? Number: 808 423-1341
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About this activity

Why just read about history, when you can actually re-LIVE it?

A visit to the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park allows you to explore an actual World War II submarine (the USS Bowfin!) - and there aren't many about as most ended up as scrap metal or target practice - so this is truly special!

A visit to the unique USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park unfolds the story of the submarine, and her time in action - as well as lifts the lid on those men & women who worked in and around her.

The museum in the complex features indoor and outdoor exhibits, and plenty of things to do for kids too! 

Visit the Waterfront Memorial, dedicated to the 52 submarine and over 3,500 officers and crewmen lost during WWII. You can see a nuclear armed turbo jet up close - the Regulus I, and see real life torpedoes too!

Once inside the museum, you can explore a number of historic artifacts from the USS Bowfin herself, including the iconic bell, and check out a range of battleflags of submarines that fought in the Pacific.

For the kids ages 5 to 16, the museum also offers a Junior Submarine Program, with age appropriate worksheets for them to fill out - and when they do correctly, they get an iron-on patch!

A day of history, learning and discovery at one of the most historically important sites in Hawaii - the USS Bowfin Submarine!

Activity location


Enter through the USS Arizona entrance.
There are several parking lots to choose from and all are free.

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How much does it cost?



$15 (Submarine & Museum combo tour)



Ages 4 - 12: $7 (Submarine & Museum combo tour)



Military Personnel in uniform are admitted free, discounts for Kama’aina


Free Under

4 years into museum (but not permitted on submarine)


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USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park FAQ’s

A number of items, including diaper bags, aren't permitted in the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites for security reasons, but there is storage available

They have a snack bar (open 7am - 4pm) that offers hot dogs, nachos & hot soup, plus there are cold drinks in vending machines too

If you have up to 6 people in your group you can book the two-hour tour of the museum and submarine guided by a former Commanding Officer of a U. S. Navy Submarine! The unique insights that only a former submarine Commanding Officer can provide make this a truly special and memorable tour!

A number of items, including diaper bags, aren't permitted in the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites for security reasons, but there is storage available

Give them a call if you have questions about the accessibility

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