Pearl Harbor National Memorial
Pearl Harbor National Memorial provides insight into the cataclysmic event that launched the United States into World War II. Here in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii we offer an experience of history coming alive for our youth. Join Pacific Historic Parks Education Department as we provide a memorable and enlightening experience that inspires our youth to remember, honor, and understand the sacrifices of our military and members of the Greatest Generation.
World War II Ensemble in a Trunk
Learn about history through the use of artifacts or replicas from the World War II era and try on articles of headwear and clothing that would have been worn by civilians or military personnel of Imperial Japan and the United States of America. The WWII Ensemble in a Trunk program provides hands-on learning opportunities through a show and tell presentation. Students learn how to manipulate special historic items with care and get a sense of the stories behind them.
Living the Legacy of Pearl Harbor
Go on a virtual Field Trip to Pearl Harbor National Memorial and interact with the Pacific Historic Parks Education Department through worldwide long-distance learning. “Living the Legacy of Pearl Harbor” program allows students and educators to virtually visit the USS Arizona Memorial and the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. This program will involve live-time interaction with students, educators, volunteer and/or civilian eyewitness of the Pearl Harbor attack. The presentation tour will conclude with a question and answer discussion among all participants. This live-time interactive virtual tour requires video teleconferencing via Zoom, a remote conferencing service provider.
Virtual Reality (VR) Mobile App
Relive the events of December 7, 1941 by engaging in virtual reality experience at Pearl Harbor. Walk the main deck of the USS Arizona and meet a few of the sailors aboard the battleship, witness the attack on Battleship Row, and venture aboard the USS Arizona Memorial itself. Our mobile application of the USS Arizona Memorial enables the sharing of history to not only the younger visitor but with people around the world who might not have the opportunity to experience Pearl Harbor in person. This includes interactive educational exhibits available through mobile devices as well as an interactive guided tour.
To learn more about any of these education programs and how you can play a part in preserving history, please contact the Pacific Historic Parks Education Department at phed@PacificHistoricParks.org.