Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum

Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum

Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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One of the principal Pearl Harbor Historic Sites, our unique interactive museum is located 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 Laniakea Cafe, and our state-of-the-art 360 degree combat flight simulators. The mission of Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum is to steward America’s first aviation battlefield of World War II sharing the artifacts, personal stories, the impact and response to the December 7, 1941 attack and the Pacific region battles that followed, honoring those who have defended our freedom so we might educate and inspire future generations.
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Brandon E
25 contributions
We went planning on eating lunch there after a bit of research, I did not see bad reviews, but don't depend on the restaurant, not many menu items were available, my burger was very disappointing, bottled beer was very pricey.
Written 25 September 2022
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warreng999
Brisbane, Australia361 contributions
Family
You get a great perspective of the attack area as well as being able to get up close to all sorts of planes and helicopters. Pay extra for the Top of the Tower tour as you get a great view from the tower and the story is interesting.
The fighter simulates is also worth it however the lines can be long as the ride takes 5 minutes.
The Bob Hope attraction was closed and there was no sign informing you of that until you walked to the attraction.
Written 16 September 2022
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Jody Smith
Charlotte, NC310 contributions
A piece of American History that cannot be missed. Yes, it's another ~$25 per person but worth the price. Dozens of planes to see with plenty of history, stories and artifacts vital to the allies success in WWII and beyond. Several of the exhibits are hands off but there are plenty of planes stationed outside that are open to touch however, none of the planes are open to climb into.

The highlight for us, especially my 13yo, was the flight simulator. There is an additional cost for this over the museum entrance fee and the flight lasts about six minutes. The simulator is much like a video game but it moves based on the pilot's inputs. In other words, you will actually go up, down, roll left, roll right, barrel roll and a full loop; if you can stomach it.

Tours are self guided and should last around 1.5-2 hours to include the simulator. There is a little diner on site for food and a gift shop. Transportation to the actual museum is by shuttle bus that picks up at the main center and drops off at the Aviation Museum as well as the USS Missouri. The bus comes about every 10-15 minutes and the trip takes 5-10 minutes. Bring water and leave your bags at home. No bags are allowed other than small clutch sized purses.
Written 24 August 2022
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jpw
4 contributions
Solo
Absolutely fantastic place. I always wanted to visit the site, and it was absolutely worth it to travel for 20+ hours to Hawaii. It's accessible by bus from the Pearl Harbor. For 10$ you can get a few minutes in the flight simulator, which is absolutely worth it. Great collection of WW2 and modern aircraft.
Written 18 August 2022
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Venetta T
9 contributions
We took our son to the Aviation Museum. He enjoyed seeing the planes and the maps. My husband loves History so he knew all the history and could explain it with visuals the museum offered.
Written 11 August 2022
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VMtravellers
Stockton-on-Tees, UK583 contributions
A 10 min bus journey from the main museum area , but if you want to see the USS Missouri, ( a must), then go here also, loads to see.
Written 25 July 2022
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WVA
Tienen, Belgium39 contributions
Family
The collection of warbirds and jets is very impressive and absolutely a must while visiting the historical site of Pearl Harbor.
Understanding that you are on a key spot of the world’s history, in the hangars where the bullet holes of December 7th 1941 are still visible, on the runway which was bombed, looking at the legendary control tower,.. gives you goosebumps.
Written 24 July 2022
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK5,066 contributions
Family
PH Aviation museum is a splendid two hangers and outside between them.of a great array of planes,especially the F14 Tomcat "I feel the need, the need for speed"
Written 17 June 2022
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chowso
Gloucester, UK1,174 contributions
Couples
For the money you pay I’d say this museum isn’t worth it. It doesn’t have a great deal to see, especially in the hangar. The best display is outside where the poor aircraft are subjected to the harsh weather (as well as the visitors). It’s very hot in the sun with very little shade. I’ve been to way better aviation museums for much less money.
Written 13 June 2022
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Ryan
Gold Coast, Australia404 contributions
Friends
Definately worth a visit. It was included in our "Passport to Pearl Harbour" ticket. There is a free shuttle bus to take you between the Pearl Harbour Visitor Centre, USS Missouri, and the Aviation Museum.
Written 10 June 2022
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