The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The visitor center, two museums, and USS Arizona Memorial program are free for all visitors. The visitor center is closed three days a year: Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1. For every other day, including all other holidays, we are open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Weather may impact the public health and safety, if the park must close early or unexpectedly due to inclement weather an announcement will be made as an alert on our website and via our social media channels.
*please note that the first come first served ticket distribution program has been discontinued at this time and standby by seats may not be available. The park film is currently being shown on the open air lanai behind the education building.
Please plan to arrive on site 1-hour before your program time and check into the theaters 10-minutes before your reserved program time. U.S. Navy vessels leave on time, any unused seats may be offered to those waiting for standby availability.
Programs to the USS Arizona Memorial run about 45 minutes, and include:
- A boat ride to the memorial
- Fifteen minutes at the memorial
- A boat ride back to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
Timed programs to the USS Arizona Memorial:
- Programs run almost every 15 minutes starting at 8:00 a.m.
- The last timed program is at 3:00 p.m.
Please be aware that boat rides out to the USS Arizona Memorial are sometimes suspended or canceled due to high winds. This decision is made by the U.S. Navy, which operates the boats to the memorial.
The USS Oklahoma Memorial and USS Utah Memorial are both located on Ford Island. Visitors can access the USS Oklahoma Memorial via a shuttle from the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. However, the USS Utah Memorial is not available to the public via shuttle. Access is currently limited to visitors who have military base access.
The Pearl Harbor National Memorial is the portal for all visitors to Pearl Harbor. It consistently ranks among the top three most heavily-visited tourist destinations in the State of Hawai'i. Visitors should expect heavy visitation throughout the year, but our busiest seasons are summertime, winter holidays, and spring break. During these times, reservations are recommended.