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Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

319 Lexington Blvd, Historic Ford Island, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818-5004
+1 808-441-1000
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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. 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 cafe 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.
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319 Lexington Blvd, Historic Ford Island, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818-5004
+1 808-441-1000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We certainly enjoyed our visit to this excellent museum, however we found the name misleading. There was no mention of other significant battles in the Pacific (ie Midway, Guadalcanal) nor any mention of the role aircraft carriers played in WWII. Hopefully plans are in place...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went on a guided tour of both buildings. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. We viewed and learned more than we were expecting. My 10 year old son liked and learned from the tour, then thoroughly enjoyed his time in the flight simulator....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Interesting and unique aircraft displays in a great setting. We had a friendly guide allow about 1 hour for casual browsing

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Chose the Aviation tour instead of Missouri and just because I fly certainly was a better tour. unguided but fabulous stories , and stories and actual craft of air and land . Must do if your a buff or just interested in the most famous...More

Thank Hubieone
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Colleagues have been telling me for months that this museum is definitely worth visiting. I've finally made it a point to visit and brought my 10 yr old. The main museum is nicely done! I was impressed when I walked in. Very interesting displays/information throughout!...More

Thank Brooke N
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the second time my husband and I have been and it was important to share this piece of history with our children. Although we are from New Zealand it is still important. Thank you!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Rich in history and a unique insight into the restoration process, this stop at Ford Island is worth your time if you are an aviation (and/or a military aviation) enthusiast.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great collection of planes, especially in the big hangar adjacent the museum. Highly recommend adding on to a visit to Pearl Harbor and Arizona Memorial. Shuttle bus takes forever. Sometimes 30 min wait.

Thank timmsteiner
Reviewed 1 week ago

The latter part of our day at Pearl Harbor, was a visit to the Pacific Aviation Museum. Consisting of Hangars #37 & #79, the "tower," and various aircraft displayed in out side areas near the hangars. At the $25.00 adult, and $12.00 (4-12) general admission...More

Thank maitaimike2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Docents Scudder and Michael were full of colorful information. Tour can be as short as 90 minutes or one can spend hours there.

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Patti B
24 November 2017|
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Response from Hibby922 | Reviewed this property |
Sure just bring umbtella to walk between the buildings — there are few planes outside but most are inside two different buildings
Fresita V
25 August 2017|
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Response from brittapps | Reviewed this property |
Arizona is free. You just need to line up the morning of your preferred visit date at the gates. Get there early to avoid missing out!
Lynetric R
21 May 2017|
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Response from dolphinstar5 | Reviewed this property |
If you're staying near Honolulu you could just catch a bus to the Pearl Harbour Memorial and then pay for what parts you want to see. A bus to the Aviation Museum leaves from inside there, cost included in the entrance... More