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Hangar 37

An authentic World War II-era hangar.


20 to 30 minutes
All Ages
Included in museum admission


Housed in an authentic World War II-era hangar, Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum’s Hangar 37 is home to the artifacts of our collection that tell the story of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and beyond. The Museum’s theater offers complimentary viewings of its award-winning 12-minute documentary, East Wind Rain every 15 minutes upon arrival. Once inside, visitors first enter a corridor that depicts life in the islands in the early 1940s, pre-war. Upon entering the 25,000 square foot exhibit area, guests are drawn into the moment of the attack with the authentic examples of the aircraft that appeared in the skies that fateful day, as well as maps and other artifacts from our collection that add depth to this captivating story.

Featuring authentic and carefully restored aircraft from both the United States and Japanese forces, the remarkable story of the Niihau Incident, a special Battle of Midway exhibit, a B-25B Mitchell U.S. bomber immortalized in the retelling of the Doolittle Raid in the classic film Pearl Harbor, and the Stearman N2S-3 in which former United States President George H.W. Bush completed part of his solo qualifications, Hangar 37 sheds new light on the “date that will live in infamy” and marks the beginning of the story that launched America into World War II, a global conflict that shaped our world today.

In addition to our stunning exhibits, Hangar 37 is home to our Fighter Ace 360 Flight Simulators, two new simulators with 360-degree motion across two axes for a heart thumping dogfight across Pacific waters. Guests also enjoy browsing in our Museum Store or enjoying a meal at Hangar Café, the only dine-in restaurant at Pearl Harbor, and the only place to enjoy beer or wine during your visit to the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites.


All Ages


20 – 30 minutes




Included in Museum Admission

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Fighter Ace 360
Flight Simulator

Fighter 360 Flight Simulator

Take to the skies in Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum’s state-of-the-art 360-degree flight simulators and experience aviation like never before. Our Fighter Ace 360 Flight Simulators can roll, somersault, spin and loop at your take the controls.

A Piercing blow: The Aerial attack on the USS Arizona

Untitled Design - Behind the Exhibit

View of one of the largest pieces recovered from the USS Arizona. Observe up-close the horrific devastation of the fires and explosions that sunk this ship on December 7, 1941

Land, Sea & Air:
Maui in Wartime

Photograph of museum exhibit featuring photos and plaques.

Made possible by an anonymous donor, the LAND, SEA, AIR: Maui in Wartime exhibit shares the overwhelming story of the pilot training that took place at Pu’unene field during WWII and throughout the island of Maui.

Hangar Tours

Legends of Pearl Harbor Tour at Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum

An hour-long Guided Tour of Hangars 37 & 79 & Restoration Shop. This behind the scenes peek at our restoration operations, plus an intimate tour with our expert Docents, creates an unforgettable and deeply-moving experience you’re sure to remember forever.

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Open Daily
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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