The Naval Air Museum Barbers Point wants you to get hands-on with learning aviation history! Situated on the grounds of Kalaeloa Airport, an active airport base, the Naval Air Museum welcomes visitors, families, children and school groups to explore its Beechcraft Jayhawk, McDonnell F-4N Phantom II and many other aircrafts in its possession.
Hawaiʻi is a state with a rich Navy and Marine Corps aviation history, and the Naval Air Museum Barbers Point is dedicated to preserving and sharing this history with the wider community. Offering docent-led tours of its restored aircrafts, the museum invites visitors to sit in the cockpits, walk along the tarmac and observe the aviators’ views first-hand just as they had when flying missions. Children especially love dressing up in flight gear and climbing into the cockpit of a fighter jet for photos!
Museum tours are anywhere from one and a half to three hours long, depending on group size. Tours must be guided by a volunteer docent, so reservations are required. Call at least 24 hours in advance! Tours offered 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri. and 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. (closed on Mon.). Group and school tours welcome.
The museum asks for a donation of $15 per adult, $8 per child (under 18) and $10 per person for seniors and military (active, retired or veteran).