Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum

319 Lexington Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96818 - United States





Smithsonian Affiliate Museum

Walk on the battlefield where the attack began, enter the bullet-scarred hangars, see the control tower and aircraft of the battle, including a Japanese Zero and the B-17 Swamp Ghost. Hear the stories of WWII heroes and their response to the attack that changed our nation and the world. Audio Tour included. Flight simulators and Cafe available.

Hangar 37 is a 42,000 square foot former seaplane hangar that survived the December 7, 1941 attack. Guests have the opportunity to take a brief docent-guided tour of two historic hangars that were standing on December 7, 1941. Historic aircraft include a P-40 Warhawk, B-25 Mitchell Bomber (similar to those used in the Doolittle Raid), SBD Dauntless Divebomber, and the Ni'ihau Zero. Hangar 79, the Museum's second hangar is an 80,000 square foot seaplane hangar. At each end, the hangar doors’ blue glass windows are still riddled with bullet holes left by the Japanese attack. Today, it holds many of our modern jets and historic helicopters including an F-86 Sabre, MiG-15, and a CH-46 Sea Knight. Hangar 79 is also home to the legendary B-17 known as Swamp Ghost, a T-6 displayed as-seen on the morning of the attack, and a C-47/DC-3 Skytrain or "Gooney Bird."


Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum will host Museum Day 2020, our annual event that spotlights the exciting world of aviation.

Downloading the free general admission tickets will grant visitors access to our historic site, including two battle-scarred hangars that withstood the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and over 50+ aircraft that tell the story of America’s WWII Battlefield.

Visitors who preregister on the Smithsonian site will receive free admission for two people on Saturday, April 4, 2020!

Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate and ranked one of the nation’s top 10 aviation attractions in the nation by TripAdvisor®.

Participation in Museum Day is open to any tax-exempt or governmental museum or cultural venue on a voluntary basis. Smithsonian magazine encourages museum visitation, but is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of the participating museums and cultural venues, and does not subsidize museums that participate.