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Seven Reasons You Should Join Us for Museum Day

Join us on Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. as Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum will bring history to life for our annual Museum Day!

Visitors of all ages are invited to participate in fun activities including open cockpits, aviation activities, scavenger hunts, a Rosie the Riveter costume contest, and so much more! Experience the rich history of Pearl Harbor, America’s aviation battlefield, and explore the important responsibilities, on the front lines and home front, of our Greatest Generation during World War II.

Keep reading to learn more about the top 7 reasons you should join us for Museum Day.

1. Free General Admission To The Museum

In partnership with the Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live, we are offering free general admission to the Museum when you make a reservation on General Admission gives full access to our 50+ aircraft and all exhibits in Hangar 37, Hangar 79 and The Raytheon Pavilion, and STEM activities.

Ticket reservation are now open and will remain open until the conclusion of the event. Be sure to reserve and download or print your tickets before coming to
the Museum.

Flight Simulator and Top of the Tower Tour tickets will be available for purchase at an additional cost.

Museum Day at Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum.

2. Rosie The Riveter Costume Contest

We are excited to announce our first annual Rosie the Riveter costume contest! Guests are invited to come dressed in their best Rosie costume for the chance to enter the contest and win fun prizes! Celebrate Rosie’s amazing legacy and honor the women who stepped up during the time of war to carry out the duties on the home front.

Rosie the Riveter was at the frontline of a campaign geared towards recruiting female workers for defense industries during World War II. What better way to honor such a critical individual in American history than recreating her iconic look?

Our main emphasis is Rosie the Riveter. However, we welcome other costumes based on historical figures – Amelia Earhart and James Doolittle for example. All costumes will be judged on historical accuracy, creativity, and spirit!

Sign up by 1:00pm in the main lobby of Hangar 37.
Judging and the winner selection will be announced at 3:00pm in Hangar 79.

3. Open Cockpits

Visitors are invited to hop inside the cockpits of some of our amazing aircraft including the Museum’s C-47, F-5A, F-111C, RC-3 Seabee, and OH-58 Kiowa to snap a picture.

Here is where you can hop into each of the aircraft:

  • C-47: Hangar 79
  • F-5A: Hangar 79
  • F-111C: Hangar 79
  • RC-3 Seabee: The Raytheon Pavilion & Outdoor Exhibits
  • OH-58D Kiowa: The Raytheon Pavilion & Outdoor Exhibits
Kids in the cockpit of a retired aircraft from WWII.
Grandparents showing granddaughter how to fly a paper plane on Museum Day at PHAM.

4. S.T.E.M. Activities

Who doesn’t love fun, hands-on activities while exploring our historic hangars?

Throughout the Museum Hangars, there will be a variety of STEM focused activities, games, and presentations available for visitors of all ages to try out. Visitors will get the chance to enjoy some of the exciting educational experiences offered during our Museum fieldtrips, summer camps, and other amazing education programs!

We will also have many other fun-filled and educational booths, including the Rosie Association, military information booths, military aviation units, and
many more.

5. Costumed Interpreters and Selfie Station

Have you ever wanted to meet a historic war hero or aviation pioneer in real life? Well, if you make your way to our Museum Day event, you may get an opportunity to do just that!

Throughout the Museum guests will have the opportunity to interact and take pictures with costumed interpreters who will be ready to meet you. We’ll also have a Rosie the Riveter selfie station that allows you to step into the shoes of
an icon.

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6. Liberty Jump Team

We are so excited to be bringing back the Liberty Jump Team! There is no better way to observe Museum Day than to take time to remember and honor the memory of fallen soldiers. Liberty Jump Team brings history alive through historic war artifacts, live demonstrations, and insight from real airborne personnel. They work to educate new generations on history
through experiences.

Visitors will be able to assist the Liberty Jump Team in performing airborne ground demonstrations, try on an actual Airborne parachute, learn the history of the Airborne Infantry, and get inside the Museum’s WWII C-47 Skytrain.

7. Movie Screenings of The Last Signal & Brothers in Arms. + Meet the Filmmakers

Come meet Tracie Hunter and Kyle Olson, Emmy Award-winning Filmmakers.

Join us in the Pacific Theatre to enjoy movie screenings by, Kyle Olson and Tracie Hunter. This filmmaking duo are acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning, World War II Documentary filmmakers. They are to credit for momentous films such as, “The Last Signal” and “Brothers In Arms”. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates on the showtimes and the inspiring films we will be showing!


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Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum

Open Daily
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

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