Pacific Aviation Museum


About Pacific Aviation Museum


Near the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, located on Ford Island in historic hangars scarred by World War II battles, the Pacific Aviation Museum features authentic wartime aircraft that will lift every visitor to a new level. With a focus on the Pearl Harbor attacks, the museum also offers exhibits of international aviation history aimed for people of all ages. In total there will be five hangars comprising the museum. As of 2011, two hangars showcase the museums collection.


On December 7, 2006, the first of five planned museum locations, Hangar 37, a 42,000 square foot former seaplane hangar that survived the December 7, 1941 attack, opened to the public. Future phases of the Pacific Aviation Museum will focus on the Korean War, Vietnam War, and Cold War.

Facts & Trivia

  • Island: oahu
  • Duration: About 2 hours with museum visit and a chance to eat at the caf.
  • Amenities: Food, drink, restrooms, expert guides.
  • Insider Tip: Admission and a guided tour of the museum is included with our Complete Pearl Harbor Experience Tour.
  • Fun Fact: The museum site occupies 16 acres on Ford Island.
  • What to Expect: Wartime aircrafts, artifacts, International planes, and realistic exhibits replicating soldier experiences.
  • Pop Culture: Check out the Stearman plane that former President George H. W. Bush piloted as the wars youngest aviator.