Health and Safety Tips

USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park

The World War II submarine, USS Bowfin, will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The Gift Shop will be open, but food service and some concessions will remain closed. These will reopen as visitation dictates. The museum remains closed for renovations and will reopen in early 2021.



With the reopening of the Pearl Harbor National Memorial, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park announces that USS Bowfin will reopen on Friday, November 6, 2020 with advanced health guidelines in place for the safety of visitors.

Bowfin joins the Pearl Harbor National Memorial (PHNM) in reopening to the public. The PHNM reopened September 28 and features two war museums and access to the USS Arizona Memorial. Guests can book a ticket on the Navy shuttle boats to the Memorial through Pearl Harbor Historic Sites; the shuttles run daily from 8am to 1pm. The Pacific Historic Parks bookstore is also open daily from 7 a.m. to 3:30pm

Please don’t visit if you are experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms.

Face coverings must be worn in order to enter the park grounds.

Practice social distancing. Maintain at least 6 feet of distance between you and others.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Purchase tickets online in advance of your visit.


USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park 

Since opening to the public in 1981, more than 9-million visitors have toured USS Bowfin.  Adjacent to the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park, operated as a private, non-profit organization, is dedicated to the sacrifice of more than 3,500 submarine personnel lost in World War II. This gallant band of brothers, compromising less than 2 percent of the U.S. Navy, sank more than 5.5 million tons of enemy ships, while sustaining the loss of 52 submarines that remain on Eternal Patrol. The USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park is open daily from 7 am to 5:00 pm.  General admission to the submarine is $15 per adult and $7 per child 4-12. Military, kama‘āina (local resident) admission to the submarine is $8 per adult and $4 per child 4-12. School group pricing is available. For more information, call (808) 423-1341 or visit