Timed Admission

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Due to COVID-19 concerns, the National Museum of the Pacific War is open on a limited basis and by reservation only. Reservations open seven days in advance.

Reservations are available Wednesday through Sunday, every half-hour from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

  • You must reserve an entry time online before arrival. (No walk-ups at this time.)
  • In order to maintain social distancing standards, reservation groups are limited to 15 guests. 
  • Reservations open seven days in advance. Each day, a new date seven days ahead will become available for reservation.
  • Please note that the Museum is closed for sanitizing on Mondays and Tuesdays.



We recommend allowing three hours for your visit.

  • Begin your visit by checking into the Nimitz Gallery at 340 East Main Street at your appointed time (we recommend 20 to 30 minutes in the Nimitz Gallery), checking into the Bush Gallery for a self-guided visit, and finally, taking time to enjoy the Bush Gallery Museum Store. (For example, if you have reservations for a 9:00 AM admission, please check into the Nimitz Gallery; then at 9:20 or so , check-in with the attendant at the east entry of the Bush Gallery.
  • We ask that you arrive within the first 15 minutes of your reserved time frame. 
  • The Museum campus closes promptly at 5:00 PM. 
  • The galleries will have one-way traffic only. 
  • Many high-touch features and several side galleries are temporarily closed.
  • Galleries are sanitized throughout the day. 

The health and safety of our visitors, members, volunteers, and staff are our first priorities. Although staff will be in the galleries to sanitize high-touch areas, we will remind visitors of our “house rules”:

  • If you are sick, please stay home.
  • Staff and visitors are required to wear face masks while in the buildings to protect other guests and our staff. If you have a favorite mask, please wear it. If not, we will provide you with a disposable mask when you check-in for your visit.
  • Even though we have taken all the recommended precautions, if you feel uncomfortable for any reason, please plan to visit us another day.
  • Look, but don’t touch.
  • Wash your hands, refrain from touching your face, and use hand sanitizer often. We have automated hand sanitizers in the galleries for your convenience.
  • Unless you’re visiting with your family, leave 6 feet of social distancing space between you and others. Provide space for your fellow guests to pass.
  • Please exit the Bush Gallery’s main doors on Austin Street when your visit is completed. There are no in-and-out privileges.
  • There are limited restrooms open at this time.

Thank you for helping everyone stay healthy!



Again: You must reserve online. There are no walk-up sales. Ticket sales are subject to availability. You may reserve your tickets up to seven days in advance. (Sorry, no guest passes or other discounts are accepted at this time.)

Non-members must purchase a ticket. Children five and younger are free but still need to have a ticket or reservation. Reservations close one hour before each scheduled timed admission.


As a benefit of membership, your tickets are complementary, however, members must still reserve tickets. If a certain number of guests is allowed with your level of membership, you may reserve for and plan to bring those guests in if within the 15-person limit. If you are member, please select the ANF-Member and, as appropriate, Member Guest option on the ticket menu.  

To become a member, please visit https://www.pacificwarmuseum.org/get-involved/individual-memberships/) For more information, please call our Membership Director at 830-997-8600 x 242.


First Responders & Medical Professionals

The Museum will offer free admission to medical professionals and first responders and their families. Reservations and advance ticketing are required. Professional identification must be shown at check-in for free admission.



Book your desired date and time and purchase your tickets below.

Print your bar-coded tickets before coming to the Museum. Have your reservation name or order number available upon entry.

You will begin your timed visit at the Nimitz Gallery, 340 East Main Street. Present your ticket at the door to an Admissions Team member.



Your ticket purchase helps to support the mission of the National Museum of the Pacific War. If you are unable to make it for your reservation or you need to cancel your reservation, please call 860-997-8600 x 230 so that we may release your tickets for other visitors. We will reschedule your reservation, refund the value to your credit card, or welcome your donation.