The Pacific Aviation Museum tells the story of the nation's aviation history from WWII hangars that still bear the scars of the nation's first aviation battle. Take a moving and educational tour of vintage aircraft and displays. Defend the skies in one of the combat flight simulators.
Located on historic Ford Island, the Pacific Aviation Museum displays Hangar 37, a 42,000-square-foot former seaplane hangar. After watching a brief documentary about the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, you'll walk down a corridor that takes you back to island life prior to 1941. An authentic Japanese Zero aircraft is displayed as it would have looked on the deck of the Japanese carrier Hiryu at dawn on December 7, 1941.
You'll also see a light civilian plane that was shot while airborne during the attack, as well as a P-40 fighter that is just like the ones that took off from Wheeler and Haleiwa Field on that fateful day.