Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, Honolulu

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Many of the exhibits at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor focus on the Pearl Harbor attack and World War II. As you enter, see Hangar 37, a former seaplane hangar that survived the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941, and was the first hangar developed for the museum. In Hangar 37, admire an authentic Japanese fighter plane and American bombers, and learn about how America manufactured planes and trained pilots to mobilize for war. Next, visit Hangar 79, another survivor of the attack, which has bullet holes on the windows of its doors. Many contemporary jets, historical helicopters, and civil aircraft are housed in Hangar 79. Beyond Pearl Harbor history, the museum features a short film, photography exhibit, and other materials related to aviation, World War II, and life on the island. After touring the museum, test your skills as a pilot on one of the flight simulators. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor and many more Honolulu attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Honolulu trip planner.
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  • In addition to visiting the Mighty Mo naval ship, the Pearl Harbor Memorial/Museum, the Pacific Aviation Museum is another must see. It nicely rounds out the historical WWII segment of our country's h...  more »
  • My wife, my dad, and I did the Aviator's tour. It was a great tour! Besides keeping your distance from the planes, and giving your attention to the guide part of the time, it is child/family friendly....  more »
  • I grew up in a home overlooking Pearl Harbor. I was thrilled when the non-profit Pacific Air Museum decided to locate in historic hangers in the middle of the harbor, on Ford Island. Being a thrifty t...  more »
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  • 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!
  • Solid aviation museum… the beginning video is pretty good and the aircraft are well maintained. Two hangers worth of aircraft and of course there is the epic Swamp Ghost. There isn’t necessarily anything to do for kiddos but there is a flight simulator for $10. If you are coming to Hawaii for history then yes I would recommend the visit. The plus is that they serve beer!
  • I had had a great time and aviation is not my specific area of interest. You need a solid 2-3 hours to properly experience both hangars reading everything and taking pictures. Worth every penny and minute I spent on the experience. My only regret was not having more time to read everything. We only had an hour or so.
  • Interesting museum. The first hanger (Hanger 37) has some dioramas that include a B-25 bomber similar to the one used in the Doolittle raid on Japan, an SBD Countless dive bomber and an F4F Wildcat. The second hanger (Hanger 79) is loaded with airplanes. Some are suspended but most are on the floor. I was drawn to the story of the Swamp Ghost (a B-17) and the F-111 Aardvark. There are bullet holes still in some of the windows of the hanger that are left over from the attack on December 7th.
  • Nice museum with some really cool gifts in the souvenir shop. Our tour included a really nice lunch buffet.

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