Grade level: all levels
Program Capacity: 150
Total Program Time Commitment: 2.5 hours
What is the Pearl Harbor Express? The Pearl Harbor Express Education Program here at World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument is an option for school groups that are on a tight schedule and short on time. These requests still require that the Education group arrive on site at least an hour before their documentary film time is set to begin or tickets may be released to the general public at the time.
Please make sure you read our Field Trip FAQ before you submit your request and a ParkED team member will get back to you as soon as they can.
Sample 2.5-Hour Visit Timeline (for the 10:00 am program)
9:00 Students and chaperones arrive and take lunches to Education Building for storage.
9:05-9:15 Welcome and opening session by NPS Staff* (Lanai behind EDU building)
9:15-9:45 Students look through exhibit galleries
9:45-9:55 Last-chance restroom and water break
9:55 Line up at theater 10:00 Enter theater (seating available in the first 2-3 rows), program begins –watch film and visit USS Arizona Memorial
11:15 Return to visitor center, meet at Remembrance Circle for closing session
11:15-11:30 Closing session with NPS Staff* (Remembrance Circle)
11:30 Group breaks for lunch on lanai behind Education Building and/or heads back to the buses for the return trip
*NPS Staff will not always be available, but we will be glad to facilitate opening and closing sessions when possible! You are welcome to use these recommended spaces for your own opening and closings.
- Military and Wartime History, World War II
- USS Arizona, USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, WWII, WWII History, World War II, World War II Memorial
- Field Trips