Operating Hours and Seasons
The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is part of the Pearl Harbor National Memorial, a National Park Service site. Pearl Harbor consistently ranks among the top three most heavily-visited tourist destinations in Hawai'i. Daily visitation averages about 4,000 visitors.
The National Park Service (NPS) is working service wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis. Based on guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities. Here you'll find the most current alerts and conditions at the park.
Fees and Passes
There is no entry fee for the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, and no ticket is required to see the museums. The USS Arizona Memorial program can be accessed by reservation or through our first come first served standby line. The walk in first come first served ticket distribution system has been discontinued. It is strongly recommended that visitors make advanced reservations online at www.recreation.gov. Standby seats may not always be available. Programs to the USS Arizona Memorial are operated by the National Park Service in cooperation with the US Navy.
The National Park Pass is not needed for entrance, because there is no fee. You cannot purchase the National Park Pass at the memorial. However, passes can be purchased online.
Permits and Reservations
Reservations are strongly recommended for the USS Arizona Memorial Program
Reservations are required for the Ford Island Bus Tour.
Step-by-step guidance on booking through recreation.gov:
Click Sign In
or Sign Up
to log in to your account or create a new one
Visit the Pearl Harbor National Memorial page
and select your desired program.
Click the Calendar Icon
button under the Date field. Update the number of tickets you are reserving under the Quantity
Everyone needs a ticket
, including infants and small children. You may have to make multiple reservations to reach the desired number of tickets.
Select your program time from the available Tour Times
If specific dates and times are gray, those dates and program times have either been fully reserved or we are not within the window to preview availability.
If dates are yellow, tickets for those dates have not been released yet, but are within the window to preview availability, an alert will pop up on the bottom of the website informing you when the next release will be.
Blue dates and program times are available.
Click Add to Cart
and check out as directed.
There is a $1 per ticket non-refundable program management fee. This fee is not collected by the National Park Service, it is collected by Recreation.gov and kept by Recreation.gov.
Check your e-mail and print your QR Code for check in at the Ticket Validation Desk at the Pearl Harbor Theater.
It is strongly recommended that you arrive on site at least 1-hour prior to your scheduled program time. Your program time is when your US Navy provided vessel is scheduled to depart the shore side dock. If you do not arrive and check in early for your program on time, your seats may be given to those waiting in line for standby availability.
Your QR Code will be located in a pdf attachment at the bottom of your confirmation email.
Need assistance? Park Rangers cannot create, modify, rebook, refund any reservations from Recreation.gov or third party sites. If you would like to reschedule your reservation, you will need to make a new one entirely.
You can contact recreation.gov for additional help via any of the options listed on their website
, or your third party sale site directly.
Beginning April 15, 2023, Pearl Harbor National Memorial will charge a parking fee to all those arriving in personal or rented vehicles. The parking fee will be $7/day and will be paid via a virtual pay system through visitors' mobile devices or though an onsite kiosk located within the Visitor Center complex.
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Pets are not permitted inside the visitor center. Service animals, however, are allowed.