A look at authentic aircraft in World War II-era hangars
Short movie covering the surprise attack in 1941
Iconic craft from some of history's fiercest air battles
American and Japanese aircraft that fought in Pearl Harbor
MiG Alley exhibit featuring jet battles from the Korean War
What's included, what's not
General admission to hangars 37 & 79
12-minute movie of Pearl Harbor attack with historic footage
Roundtrip transportation to and from Pearl Harbor Visitors Center
Audio headset available in English, Japanese, Korean & Chinese
Combat Flight Simulator
Know Before You Book
Children 3 and younger are complimentary.
Shuttles depart every 15 minutes from the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center to the Pacific Aviation Museum from 8 AM to 4 PM daily.
What you can expect
Take a step back in time at the Pacific Aviation Museum for a look at the aircraft that became famous in the attack on Pearl Harbor. Find a variety of historic airplanes that were used in the front lines during these fateful days and in the wars that followed.
Step into Hangar 37, a 42,000-square-foot (3,900-sq-m) former seaplane hangar that survived the attack on December 7, 1941 and now houses a variety of authentic aircraft from World War II. Grab a seat in the theater to view a short movie covering the attack by Japanese warplanes before exploring an exhibit showcasing life on the islands in prewar days.
As you continue on, visit several authentic aircraft that took part in the battle. See a civilian airplane that was shot down over Oahu, the iconic Japanese A6M Zero, and American P-40 Warhawk fighter planes that took to the air from nearby airfields on the fateful day.
When you visit Hangar 79, look up at blue glass windows that are still riddled with bullet holes from the attack. This hangar used to serve as a maintenance and engine repair facility that prepared aircraft for front-line duty, and now hosts a collection of modern jets and historic helicopters.
Take a look at the Korean War exhibit, which showcases several planes that flew in this early war of the Jet Age, including the famous Soviet MiG-15. There is also a diorama that depicts “MiG Alley,” the stretch of airspace over North Korea that became famous for dogfights between United Nations, North