USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park in Honolulu, HI

11 Arizona Memorial DrHonolulu, HI 96818
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In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park will require proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of a scheduled visit for all visitors ages 12 and over. This does not apply to youth ages 11 years and younger who are not currently eligible for vaccination.


Explore for yourself what life was like as a WWII submariner during this unforgettable tour of the USS Bowfin Submarine, newly-renovated Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum and Waterfront Memorial. Tours are self-guided and include free audio guides available in two options: adult and family-oriented, which tells the history in a more child friendly way. Learn about the history of the USS Bowfin, and check out the museum's galleries and exhibits that document the history of the United States Navy's Submarine Force during WWII, the Cold War, today, and into the future.

up to 2 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Honolulu Travel Experts
  • Plan to spend approximately 1.5-2 hours.
  • Last admission is 30 minutes prior to closing.
  • Tours are self-guided and include FREE audio guides.
  • Family-friendly and suitable for the entire family.
  • Children under 4 are not permitted on the submarine for safety reasons.
  • Food and drinks available from Jake's Food Truck at the USS Bowfin.
  • All visitors must show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within the previous 48 hours, as well as a valid id to enter.


from USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park
The Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum campus recently underwent an extensive renovation to better honor the history of the U. S. Navy’s Submarine Force. The campus is also the USS Bowfin (SS-287) home, a fleet submarine that was launched on December 7, 1942, and nicknamed “Pearl Harbor Avenger.” Bowfin made nine war patrols in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. She opened to the public at Pearl Harbor in 1981 and proudly represented the 288 U.S. submarines that served in the Pacific during WWII.

Tour the Bowfin and learn what it was like for her crew of 80 men to
serve onboard. All admissions include an audio headset with content onboard Bowfin in the museum and select outdoor artifacts. Learn and be inspired by the proud past and bright future of the U. S. Navy’s “Silent Service” - from WWII, the Cold War, and today and into the future in our museum. The museum includes many interactive exhibits to understand better what it was like to serve on submarines. Our campus also includes several outdoor artifacts, a gift shop, a comfort station, a shaded lanai (patio), a food truck, and several other concessions.

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Frequently Asked Questions about USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park

What are the hours of operation?

Open daily from 7 AM - 5 PM.

Where is it located?

11 Arizona Memorial Drive, Honolulu, HI 96818.

Is the attraction appropriate for children?

Children under 4 are not permitted on the submarine for safety reasons.

How long is the tour?

Plan approximately 1 hour to tour the Submarine and grounds.

What’s included in my ticket/experience?

Admission to the USS Bowfin, a World War II submarine, and outdoor exhibits.

Can I bring my own food/beverages? 

No, but Jake's Food Truck is now open. The hours 9:30 AM - 3 PM. There are also several cold beverage vending machines and plenty of seating on our covered lanai, which looks out at the USS Bowfin Submarine.

Are masks required?

Masks are required while indoors.