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Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is a non-profit founded in 1999 to develop an aviation museum in Hawaii. Part of Senator Daniel Inouye's vision for a rebirth of Ford Island, the museum hosts a variety of aviation exhibits with a majority relating directly to the attack on Pearl Harbor and World War II. The first section of the museum, hangar 37, opened with the museum on December 7, 2006, and features much of the museum's static exhibits. The museum's hangars show damage from the attacks on Pearl Harbor from December 7, 1941.
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|Wednesday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
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Great little spot to explore a part of history on Ford Island here on Oahu. Quite a few interactive things to do and amazing planes to check out. I enjoyed the short film and reading about preservation of certain parts and planes. Definitely a spot to check out if you're into history because the place itself is pretty much a stepping stone back in time.
Don't miss this museum. Every time I visit, they have several new planes and displays. There are two large buildings. Don't miss the big hangar around to the rear of the main museum. There are many fine displays there. Plan for a good amount of time for this gem.
Amazing if you love airplanes and history. We spent over 2 hours here, and also enjoyed a delicious lunch. Excellent food in their cafe. We got to actually meet a Flying Tiger pilot, and watch them work on restoring an older plane. Definite thumbs up!
Great history here. Tour could be a bit more organized and bus delays held us back at least an hour. Seems like the bus fills up with people before it arrives to the aviation museum leaving most people standing in the isle instead of being offered a seat.
While the exhibits about the Pacific war are great dioramas and every educational they have an entire hangar of aircraft you can get really close to. If you're an enthusiast of aviation out just curious you see how massive they can be up close is a really good activity for a weekend, bet it with friends, by yourself or family.
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is a must see. There is a lot too take in, amazing work done by the folks preserving history. It is very easy to navigate on your own or take a narrated tour. To learn the is history behind the planes and the events that took place during pearl harbor. My favourite part was how I was able to get up-close to the jets and see them. Overall It will be a memory ill always keep cherished.
The museum was fantastic! We did a half day trip but easily could have spent all day there! We toured the U.S.S. Arizona and Missouri, the Bowfin, and the Pacific Aviation Museum. We would definitely go again! Highly recommend a visit to Pearl Harbor as a must while visiting in Oahu!
wow, talk about a huge chunk of history jam packed into 2 air hangar's. there are some restored planes and others that are authentic which was incredible to see what condition some of this is in. there is a lot to read and a lot of detail to see for each helicopter and plane. this is a must visit if you come to pearl harbor, there's so much to see here
Some cool things here. We did the passport option for pearl harbor and got this included. Not sure the actual price of this alone to determine if it is worth it. One point of note: if you are making a full day of all the pearl harbor attractions their cafeteria is definitely where you want to plan your lunch stop (best food options and prices and you can get to the cafe without buying a ticket just take the shuttle over)
On Ford Island. Military ID. A great place to see airplanes up close and learn a lot of War history. They also host other events like the little big airshow usually done in June. Also have a cafe, great gift shop, and free parking. A must see for any history lover, kids who loves planes, or just to kill extra time
Very cool World War II aviation museum with restored aircraft and plenty of History. Located right on the Pearl Harbor joint military base. Possibly the least interesting part of the whole Pearl Harbor experience but still definitely worth of stop if you're already doing the rest of the tours.
The aviation museum continues to be a work in progress with the addition of new and exciting pieces. The continuous improvement over the past few years at the aviation museum make it a worthwhile stop if one is willing to go out of their way with enough ample time to plan for the journey to get there. The bonus certainly is the bus ride to the facility.
Great source of information for history buffs. Easy to commemorate the fallen warriors of the forces with this amazing experience. A video was shown before entering the ferry to take a closer look at the USS Arizona and Big MO aka Missouri BB. Amazing place!
The plane exhibits themselves are of limited value apart from the P40 from the flying tigers but the historical value of the site is undeniable. The wholes in the windows are the originals holes made by the bullets of the Japanese attack on the airfield. Wow The shop is well stocked and must admit i spent a fortune there. Definitely for people who like aviation history and second world war.
There's a lot of history here and worth the trip to see. Staff is very friendly and the grill has amazing mahimahi. Get a cute souvenir while your here too!
This is a beautiful museum. My kids are very young but they still enjoyed themselves. It was very fun to learn about all of the aircraft and the history of Pearl Harbor and Oahu in general. The gift shop had high quality merchandise, some of which was very expensive. The exhibits were very well put together and colorful. I plan on returning with my family again.
How can I come to Honolulu without coming to Pearl Harbor! There is so much history here. Before I only read about this from history book or TV. Now finally I get to witness the exact location of the history. Very well organized. The place is kept very clean. They have museum displaying photos and items from the war. They also have film showing the real footage of the war. Definitely a place to go in Honolulu.
Admission cost is quite high but remember that all of the funds raised help restore some of the greatest airplanes and jets from American history. The main museum takes about an hour to tour, depending on how much you wish to read. There are plenty of dioramas which our children truly enjoyed. The next building is a large hangar with holes in the walls and windows from the Pearl Harbor attack. It is filled with many artifacts from our aviation history. Expect to spend another half hour to forty-five minutes in this area where restoration work is going on regularly. We enjoyed it even with the high admission cost.
This is certainly a museum you don't want to miss on your Pearl Harbor visit. It sports a variety of informative listings related to WWII history, but really shines in the quantity and quality of aircraft on display. From period pieces to full scale modern replicas, this museum was certainly a blast to walk through. Give yourself at least 1-1.5 hours.
Very cool aviation museum, with many planes representative of the Pacific combat theater. They even have a trainer plane that Bush Sr. trained in. The first hangar has the tableaus with the WWII stuff and the other hangar has newer jets with helicopters in between the two. The most amazing thing was seeing the bullet holes in the glass from the attack in 41. Nuts. It's a worthwhile trip to see.