Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum

Flying aces wanted. No experience necessary.

Hours of Operation

Open Daily
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Hangar 37, Ford Island
319 Lexington Boulevard,
Honolulu, HI 96818


Since first opening its doors to the public in December of 2006, Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum has grown steadily, adding aircraft and exhibits, now occupying two WWII hangars. And in 2010, it was ranked among the top 10 aviation-related attractions in the country by TripAdvisor®.

Visitors to the Museum arrive via shuttle at Ford Island, a former Naval Air Station and National Historic Landmark located in the middle of Pearl Harbor. From the island's iconic, 158-foot control tower, to the World War II-era hangars that house the Museum's aircraft collection, signs of the surprise attack are still visible to this day.

After watching a 12-minute film detailing the events of December 7th, Museum-goers are ushered into the main exhibit area of Hangar 37 where visitors stroll among authentic World War II-era planes, including an actual Japanese Zero and a Stearman N2S-3 once piloted by former American President George H. W. Bush.

Visitors young and old alike are encouraged to hop inside the cockpit of the Museum's popular interactive flight simulator and take part in a thrilling, virtual dogfight in the skies over Guadalcanal.

The guided Aviator's Tour offers a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of Hangar 79, the Restoration Hangar, the newest addition to the Museum and home to a working, WWII-era restoration shop.

Also housed in Hangar 79 are the most recent additions to the Museum's growing collection of vintage aircraft, including a Cobra attack helicopter, a Soviet-designed MiG-15 and "MiG Alley Exhibit," an F-14 Tomcat, F-15 Eagle, P-40 Warhawk, "Flying Tigers" Exhibit, and more.

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