Located on Pearl Harbor’s Ford Island is the Hawaii Pacific Aviation Museum. This spacious 120,000+ square-foot museum is home to two hangars, numerous fighter jets and dive bombers from World War II, a movie theater, gift shop, and a café. The museum is special as these hangars survived the Japanese attack in 1941, and its glass windows still don bullet holes.
Upon arriving, visitors are introduced to the museum with a 12-minute film about the attack on Pearl Harbor, before checking out the aircraft. Also available are combat flight simulators. And if you’re aviation aficionado, be sure to buy a pass to visit the Restoration Shop.
Pick from three different passes: Self-guided tour of Hangar 37; Self-guided tour of Hangar 37 & 79; or The Aviator’s Tour, which is docent-guided and includes both Hangar 37 & 79 and a visit to the Restoration Shop.