Still bearing the bullet holes from that fateful day in December 1941, two former World War II seaplane Hangars, 37 & 49, have been transformed into one of our country’s leading aviation museums.
After experiencing a 12-minute film filled with real footage of the events that took place on that fateful day – December 7th, 1941, visitors to the Hangars that reside on Ford Island, a former Naval Air Station and National Historic Landmark, are able to walk among authentic military aircraft used during WWII.
The museum’s 48 aircraft include an actual Japanese Zero and a Stearman N2S-3 that was once piloted by President George H.W. Bush. The Museum’s exhibits also include the F-14 Tomcat, F-15 Eagle, F-111 Aardvark, and a number of helicopters, including an AH-1 Cobra. There are also themed exhibits such as the “MiG Alley” Korean War Exhibit, “Amelia Earhart in Hawaii” photo exhibit, a working 1940’s Restoration Shop, and a celebration of commercial aviation in the Pacific—the Pan Am Exhibit.
The Museum offers visitors a free audio tour in six different languages, has a Gift Store on-site, a WWII themed Laniakea Café, that offers fresh food, wine & beer, and a virtual-interactive flight simulator where visitors are able to take part in a virtual dogfight over Guadalcanal. For a truly in-depth experience, sign up for the guided tour where visitors are treated to a behind the scenes look at the inner workings of Hangar 79, and its role as a restoration shop for retired war planes.
The safety and well-being of our guests, partners and local community is our top priority. Therefore, in line with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, and Governor Ige March 23rd directive, Polynesian Adventure has temporarily suspended sightseeing and charter tour operations through April 30th. We will continue to follow the advice of the Office of the Governor and the CDC and will adjust our operations accordingly. If you have inquires regarding a current or future booking, our phone lines are open Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm and closed Saturday and Sunday. You can also send us an email at email@example.com for charter services or firstname.lastname@example.org for sightseeing reservations. We look forward to hearing from you.
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