Pearl Harbor News & Events

September 23, 2017 - Living History Day

In partnership with Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live!, two visitors per Museum Day Live! ticket will receive free admission to Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. Event will feature student-created exhibits, WWII themed activities, re-enactors, and a special screening of the documentary “Finding Kukan,” at 2:30pm in the Museum Theater, followed by a discussion with the film’s director Robin Lung. Download free tickets: This is an annual national celebration of culture and learning between the two museums. Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is a Smithsonian Affiliate and ranked one of the nation’s top 10 aviation attractions in the nation by TripAdvisor®.

October 21, 2017 - Discover Your Future in Aviation

This education/job fair at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor provides youth and young adults with information and resources related to the aviation and aerospace industries. This is the eighth year for the special aviation day, which will have keynote speakers who have been leaders in the field. Exhibitors from university aviation and aerospace programs provide informative workshops and panels held throughout the day. Family-oriented activities include radio control aircraft flying demonstrations, open cockpits, and booths for hands-on educational activities. Free with Museum admission and free to Museum Members.

December 2, 2017 - For Love of Country - Pass It On

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s annual dinner fundraiser helps support the Museum’s Restoration and Education programs. Gala will include cocktails, dinner, entertainment, and auction. Guests will get a first look at newly restored aircraft fresh out of Lt. Ted Shealy’s Restoration Shop. Information, sponsor tables and tickets, contact 808-441-1006 or, and online at

December 6, 2017 - Blackened Canteen Ceremony

Hosted by Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor and Dr. Hiroya Sugano M.D. aboard the USS Arizona, 7:00am. Dr. Hiroya Sugano, Director General of the Zero Fighter Admirers’ Club, comes from Japan to conduct this annual commemoration of peace and reconciliation ceremony with a silent prayer and pouring bourbon whisky from a WWII-blackened canteen into the water from the USS Arizona Memorial as an offering to the spirits of the fallen. The public and press are invited on a first come, first served basis by calling Museum Event Coordinator Gary Meyers at 808-282-6570, for reservations.

December 7, 2017 - Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade

Our gaily lit and decorated Cobra and Huey helicopters joins the other floats and bands, to parade down Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki, to honor and pay respect to the Pearl Harbor survivors, our veterans, active duty military and their families. Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor will be giving out free “Traveling P-40” magnets to spectators. The parade takes place on the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. Parade starts at 6 pm at Ft. DeRussy in Waikiki and proceeds down Kalakaua Avenue, to Kapiolani Park.