Upcoming Events At Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

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March 2015 ~ December 2015

March 14th – National Memories Exhibit Opening. Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is the first stop of the “National Memories” 2015 United States tour, March 14, 2015. The exhibit, which first went on display in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen in 2010, has toured Mainland China and Taiwan. Through the use of imagery and more than 100 historic photos taken by the 164th US Signal Photo Company in the China Burma India Theater, “National Memories” brings to life the camaraderie that existed between Chinese and U.S. soldiers as their countries joined forces during World War II. The Museum’s permanent “Flying Tigers Exhibit” featuring a WWII-era P-40 aircraft, will anchor the photographic display.

March 19th ~ 20th – Explorers Club: Astrophotography. 9am to 4pm. All day STEM programs for 3rd through 8th graders. Students explore topics in science, technology, engineering and math.  This month’s session will focus on learning about celestial objects and using technology to enhance images of the cosmos.  One-day registration is $60 and includes all program materials. Students provide their own lunch. To register, call 808-445-9137 or visit PacificAviationMuseum.org.

May 16th – Open Cockpit Day. 9:30am to 4pm in Hangar 79. Climb into the cockpit of one of several of our historic aircraft and talk story with pilots. Flight suits, helmets, and fun provided. Bring your camera! Free with Museum admission and free to Museum Members.

June 6th – Battle of Midway Commemoration. The Museum marks the 73rd anniversary of the turning point of WWII with a special Midway program. Free with Museum admission and free to Museum Members.

Pacific Aviation Museum Winter 2015 events

June 9th ~ 11th – Flight School for Boys. A 3-day adventure in the history and technology of aviation for 6th through 8th graders. Immersive, hands on activities with an emphasis on Pacific aviation and fun. 9:00am to 4:00pm, $175 ($155 Members) for the three-day program includes all materials, lunches, snacks, and a Flight School logo tee shirt. Discounts available for Museum members. Flight School for Boys repeats: June 23-25. Call (808) 441-1005 or email Education@PacificAviationMuseum.org for more information.

June 16th ~ 18th – Flight School for Girls. A 3-day adventure in the history and technology of aviation for 6th-8th graders. Immersive, hands on activities with an emphasis on Pacific aviation and fun. 9:00am to 4:00pm, $175 ($155 Museum Members) for the three-day program includes all materials, lunches, snacks, and a Flight School logo tee shirt. Discounts available for Museum members. Call (808) 441-1005 or email Education@PacificAviationMuseum.org for more information.

June 23rd ~ 25th – Flight School for Boys. Repeats. See above.

June 29th ~ July 1st – Explorers Club. 9am to 4pm. All day STEM and flight simulation programs for 3rd through 8th graders. Students explore topics in science, technology, engineering and math. One-day registration is $60 ($55 Museum Members) and includes all program materials. Students provide their own lunch. To register, call 808-445-9137 or visit PacificAviationMuseum.org.

The Pacific Aviation Museum has one of the best educational program in the nation.
The Pacific Aviation Museum has one of the best educational program in the nation.

July 14th ~ 16th – Aviation Adventure. 9am to 4pm.  The Aviation Adventure continues the excitement of Flight School with a co-ed residential camp for teens.  Students ages 13-15 (or graduates of Flight School) spend 3 days at the Museum and 2 nights onboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial exploring STEM concepts of aviation and aerospace in our historic setting of Ford Island. Program fee includes all materials, meals, snacks, overnight accommodations, and an Aviation Adventure logo tee shirt. $325 ($290 Museum Members) for the 3-day/2-night program includes all materials, meals, snacks, overnight accommodations, and an Aviation Adventure logo tee shirt. Aviation Adventure repeats: July 21-23. Call (808) 441-1005 or email Education@PacificAviationMuseum.org for more information.

July 21st ~ 23rd – Aviation Adventure. Repeats. See above.

July 26th – Happy Birthday, Amelia Earhart! Visitors are invited to celebrate Amelia Earhart’s 118th birthday. The Museum fronts Luke Field on Ford Island, where Ms. Earhart ground looped her Lockheed Electra on takeoff March 20, 1937, while attempting her Round-the-World-Flight. Visitors will enjoy cake, juice, and a look at our “Amelia Earhart in Hawaii” Photo Exhibit. Free with Museum admission and free to Museum Members, 11am to 1pm. Free admission to families with at least one person dressed in Amelia or historical aviation attire. Board the free Ford Island shuttle at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Amelia Look Alike Contest for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, place prizes will happen at 1pm.

August 15th & 16th – Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii. 10am to 4pm, the Museum’s 8th Remote Control airshow. Visitors will be able to drive on to Ford Island and experience over 100 remote control 1/5th scale warbirds, jets, and helicopters performing aerial combat, stunts, aerobatics, and candy bombings for the keiki. Musical concerts, actual aircraft flyovers, aircraft static displays, hangar tours, enter to win prize drawings. Food, drink, retail and entertainment booths and exhibits, and a Kids Zone. Sponsors, exhibitors and vendors are invited to participate. For more information including sponsorship and booth opportunities, call 808-441-1013 or 808-445-9069.

September 26th – Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! Free admission to Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor for anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! Ticket. Download free tickets at www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/.  This is an annual national celebration of culture & learning between the two museums. Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is a Smithsonian Affiliate.

October 3rd – Open Cockpit Day. 9:30am to 4pm in Hangar 79. Climb into the cockpit of one of several of our historic aircraft and talk story with pilots. Flight suits, helmets, and fun provided. Bring your camera! Free with Museum admission and free to Museum Members.

October 6th ~ 8th – Explorers Club. 9am to 4pm. All day STEM and flight simulation programs for 3rd through 8th graders. Students explore topics in science, technology, engineering and math. One-day registration is $60 and includes all program materials. Students provide their own lunch. To register, call 808-445-9137 or visit PacificAviationMuseum.org.

December 5th – Ninth Anniversary Dinner Gala, 5:30 to 10:00pm. The annual fundraiser to help support the Museum’s Restoration and Education programs includes cocktails, dinner, entertainment, and auction. Guests will get a first look at newly restored aircraft fresh out of Lt. Ted Shealey’s Restoration Shop, and the one and only B-17E Swamp Ghost Exhibit. Information, sponsor tables & tickets, call 808-441-1006.

December 7th – 74th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor. Blackened Canteen Ceremony hosted by Dr. Hiroya Sugano M.D. aboard the USS Arizona, 11am. Dr. Hiroya Sugano, Director General of the Zero Fighter Admirers’ Club, comes from Japan to conduct this annual commemoration of peace and reconciliation ceremony with a silent prayer and pouring bourbon whisky from a WWII-blackened canteen into the water from the USS Arizona Memorial as an offering to the spirits of the fallen. The public and press are invited on a first come, first served basis. A roundtable discussion follows at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor.

USS Arizona Memorial_ Pacific Aviation Museum

The Museum Store and Laniakea Café restaurant are unique in their offerings and their 1940s ambiance. Phone (808) 441-1000 or visit PacificAviationMuseum.org for tickets and more information. Discounted General Admission and Aviator’s Tour tickets and a free Flight Simulator coupon are available online.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is located on Historic Ford Island, where the first bombs fell at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.  Remnants from that “date of infamy” surround the Museum and have been left intact, from the 158-foot tall Ford Island Field Control Tower where the first radio alert of the attack was broadcast, to the bullet-riddled holes in Hangar 79 and along the runway. Through its preservation and restoration of World War II fighter planes and accompanying artifacts in the Museum’s historic Hangars 37 and 79, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor shares the often untold story of the vital role aviation played in America’s winning of World War II, and its continuing role in maintaining America’s freedom.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that depends on membership and donations for support. A Smithsonian Affiliate, it is rated one of the top 10 aviation attractions nationally by TripAdvisor®. It is located at 319 Lexington Boulevard, Historic Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii 96818.

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