The Pacific Aviation Museum tells the story of the World War II attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Housed in Hangar 37 which survived the attack the story of what life was like before and during the war comes to life with authentic fighter planes.
Located on Ford Island just past Pearl Harbor it is open daily from 9am-5pm. There are real aircraft from the era, a theatre and a flight simulator to participate in.
Transportation is available via shuttle. Upon arrival a movie is viewed in the theatre chronicaling the events of the time that led up to the attack on Pearl Harbor. This puts things in perspective before touring the aircraft.
Adult admission is $20, $10 for children. Tours cost $10 more and combat flight simulators are $10 for a 30 minute session. On site is a restaurant called the Laniakea cafe for dining.
There is an extensive photo and vintage airplane exhibit. After seeing the movie in the theatre guests walk through a corridor with photos that demonstrate what life was like in the Hawaiian islands prior to the attack.
Afterwards real planes and fighter jets that actually fought in the war can be viewed throughout the hangar.
For instance there is a Japanese Zero plane and an F14 Tomcat. Gallery space is also reserved for the Korean War.
The docent guided Aviator's Tour takes you to see warcraft that is currently being restored. Finally there is a combat flight simulator where one can pretend to be a War World II pilot.
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