Pacific Aviation Museum

319 Lexington Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96819- Map It
Phone: (808) 441-1000

AAA Editor Notes

Pacific Aviation Museum is at 319 Lexington Blvd. in Hangar 37 on Ford Island; shuttle buses provide transportation from the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. World War II aircraft and artifacts from the Pacific are showcased in a 42,000-square-foot former seaplane hangar that weathered the attack on Pearl Harbor.</br>Upon arrival visitors step back in time to December 7, 1941, the date of the Pearl Harbor bombing. Film footage shown in a 200-seat theater; a P-40 fighter; a diorama of a Japanese Zero aboard a carrier; an exhibit about a Japanese Zero that crash landed on Ni&#8216;ihau; and a damaged civilian plane create an impressive portrait of the momentous event.</br>Several aircraft displays help re-create other significant World War II happenings. Highlights include a B-25B characteristic of those used during the Doolittle Raid; a Guadalcanal diorama featuring a Grumman Wildcat; an SBD Dauntless dive bomber representing the Battle of Midway; and a Stearman N2S-3 training plane flown by President George H.W. Bush.</br>Celebrating the iconic Pan American World Airways and its role in aviation history, the Come Fly With Me exhibit features a collection of Pan Am memorabilia housed in a mock airliner cabin.</br>The Aviator's Tour explores hangars 37 and 79, in addition to a rebuilt aircraft service unit where planes are restored. Flight simulators let visitors test their own piloting skills.</br>Note: Bags are not permitted on the trolleys. Tickets are sold at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.</br>Food is available. </br>
$25; $15 (military and Hawai‘i residents with ID); $12 (ages 4-12); $10 (ages 4-12 with military or Hawai‘i-resident parent). Aviator's Tour $35; $25 (military and Hawai‘i residents with ID); $22 (ages 4-12); $10 (ages 4-12 with military or Hawai‘i-resident parent). Flight simulator $10. Combination tickets with other Pearl Harbor sites may be purchased online in advance at www.pearlharborhistoricsites.org/deals.
Hours: Daily 8-5. Aviator's Tour departs daily at 9, 11, 1 and 3. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.