Visitor Center Renovation in Progress
The new Pearl Harbor Museum and Visitor Center is expected to be completed in December 2010. The construction is being done in stages so that that portions of the museum can remain open and provide continuing access to the Arizona Memorial.
The new facility will include an additional six acres of land and the visitor center will expand to 24,000 square feet, doubling the current museum exhibition space. Have a look at illustrations of the new design.
The new Arizona Visitor center will:
- accommodate the increasing number of people that visit each year with expanded, comfortable, and ecologically aware facilities.
- provide in-depth interpretation of what happened at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 through comprehensive, state-of-the-art audio/visual displays; the use of rare, historical photographs, charts, maps, and more to extensively analyze events leading up to the attack through the post-attack salvage efforts; and new, “tactile” presentations allowing visitors to feel the history of Pearl Harbor.
- Make use of climate-controlled exhibit cases allowing many more of the priceless artifacts of Pearl Harbor history to be displayed.
Funds are still being raised to pay for the construction. To find out more about the new visitor center or make a donation online visit the Pearl Harbor Memorial Fund website.