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Is there a kama’aina or military discount?
Yes, kama’aina and military discount tickets are available onsite at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center or at the front desk of Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. Military discount is reserved for active duty personnel and their immediate family members only. Please bring a valid ID for both kama’aina and military. 

Are kids free?
Children three years of age and under are free of charge.

Do members get free admission?
Yes, show your membership card at the front desk to receive free admission.
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What does the passport include?
The Passport to Pearl Harbor consists of a set of tickets for each of the attractions. You will have access to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center narrated multimedia tour, Battleship Missouri Memorial, Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum, Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum and the Pearl Harbor Virtual Reality Center. Add-ons such as Flight Simulators, Guided Hangar Tour, and Top of the Tower Tour are a separate cost and may be purchased online or onsite. 

Can I drive onto Ford Island to visit the museum?
The general public is advised to use “Pearl Harbor Visitor Center” as the GPS destination when visiting Pearl Harbor. Our Museum is located on a military base; non-military visitors will not be able to drive on and must take the shuttle bus from the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.  

The only guests allowed to drive onto Ford Island are those with military base access. If you do not have military base access, please take the free shuttle bus located at the Pearl Harbor Visitor’s Center.

Where is the shuttle stop?
The shuttle bus stop is conveniently located directly behind the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Visitors enter the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and head toward your immediate right to find the shuttle stop. This shuttle will take you onto Ford Island and make two stops - one at the USS Missouri and the other at Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum.

How often to do shuttles run? 
Free shuttles depart approximately every 15 minutes from the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The last shuttle returning visitors to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center leaves the museum at 5:00 p.m.

Can I walk back from Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum back to the USS Missouri?
Guests without valid military ID are not allowed to walk around Ford Island as it is still an active military base.

Can I take bags on the shuttle?
For security reasons, no bags are allowed on the shuttle bus to Ford Island. A bag storage facility, located at the Bowfin Submarine Park shuttle bus stop, can store your belongings for a fee of $6.00 per bag or $7.50 per bag for large and/or luggage.

What is the suggested attire? 
While there is no official dress code to visit the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites, we do ask visitors to dress appropriately and respectfully. Swimsuits are not acceptable. Flip flops and sandals are permitted; however, we do encourage visitors to wear close toed shoes, as there is a lot of walking when visiting the Museum and the other Pearl Harbor sites. 

Can I take pictures throughout my tour?
Picture taking is allowed at Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. Cameras are allowed in Pearl Harbor and you can take photos everywhere, with the exception of the Admiral Clarey Bridge to Ford Island. Your shuttle driver will make mention of when you aren’t allowed to take photos during your drive onto Ford Island. The other area in which photos aren’t allowed are certain scenic points up in the observation deck of the tower. A docent will point out the restricted photo areas. 

How long does it take to tour Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum?
Self-Guided 40-60 minutes
Guided Tour 60 minutes
Top of the Tower Tour 20-40 minutes

Is there an elevator to get up the tower?
Yes, guests will ascend in the original elevator as part of the tour. After the elevator ride, there are two flights of stairs to get to the upper deck.

Where do we check in for the Top of the Tower Tour?
Whether you have tickets or not, all Tower Tour guests will need to check in at the front desk in Hangar 37.

Can you take the exterior stairs instead of the elevator?
No, for the safety of our guests, we do not allow unauthorized personnel to use the exterior stairs.

Is The Top of The Tower Tour included in my ticket?
Tickets for The Top of the Tower Tour can be purchased as an add on to your general admission or as a standalone ticket. These tours are timed tours with limited slots available each day.

Is the Tower accessible by wheelchair or assisted walking devices?
The Ford Island Control Tower is a historic building. In most cases, with the exception of scooters, accommodations can be made available. It is highly encouraged that guests who require additional assistance contact Visitor Services in advance.

Is the flight simulator included in my ticket?
The flight simulator is not included in GA tickets or the passport. Tickets may be purchased at the front desk for $10.70 per person.

Are there any restrictions for who can ride the flight simulator?
All guests must observe and follow all rules and regulations. The ride does go upside down. Guests should not ride if they have a health condition that will expose them to risk in a high-movement environment. Visitors must be 48 inches tall to fly solo or 41 inches tall to ride with an adult. Maximum height allowed is six feet tall and the weight limit for the Fighter Ace 360 Flight Simulator is 500 pounds. Single riders may not exceed 250 pounds.

I have the VR experience included with my passport. Can I ride the sim?
The VR experience is part of the Pearl Harbor Visitor’s Center. Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum’s flight simulators are a different experience, and tickets will need to be purchased separately.

What are the hours of operation for Hangar Cafe?
The Hangar Cafe opens at 11am and closes at 4pm daily. The grill closes at 3pm with grab and go items available till 4pm.

What are the hours of operation for the Museum Store?
The Museum Store hours are 10am-5pm daily.

Do you offer mobile ordering for Hangar Café?
Yes. Mobile ordering can be done up to 24 hours in advance of pick up. Click here to start your mobile food order.

Do members receive Hangar Café or Museum Store discounts?
Yes. Members who show their membership card ahead of purchase receive 20% off Hangar Café order and 10% off Museum Store purchases.

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