Field Trips

The National Museum of the Pacific War is an exciting and educational experience for students and teachers. The Education Department at the Museum will help you explore the history and lessons of the Pacific Theater.

The National Museum of the Pacific War Field Trip Options:


Self-Guided Information:

  • Field trips are FREE of charge.
  • Field Trip includes access to the George H.W. Bush Gallery, Pacific Combat Zone, Japanese Garden of Peace, Plaza of Presidents and the Memorial Courtyard. Plan for 1.5-2 hours for this trip.
  • You can have the option of a Pacific Combat Zone Up-close docent tour. This guided tour focuses on the major exhibits at the Pacific Combat Zone. Plan for 3-3.5 hours for this option added on to the self-guided trip.
  • Field Trips are available with flexible scheduling options throughout the week. All field trips must be booked out at least two weeks in advance with a minimum group size of 12 students.
  • School Group Field Trip reservations are limited to 120 total (students, educators, chaperones). Multiple day field trip reservations can be made for larger groups.
  • School Group Field Trip reservations with up to 150 total can be accommodated by adding Pioneer Museum to itinerary; splitting into 3 groups rotating between two NMPW locations and Pioneer Museum. Contact Pioneer Museum at eweinheimer@pioneermuseum.org for reservation to add to your itinerary.
  • Chaperones to student ratio:
    • Grades K-6: We require a minimum of one (1) chaperone (including teachers) per five (5) students.
    • Grades 7-12: We require a minimum of one (1) chaperone (including teachers) per ten (10) students.
    • Any additional adult beyond the required amount per grade will be charged a discounted rate of $12 per adult.
  • Questions? Email us at education@nimitzfoundation.org

Plan Your Visit!

  • Fill out field trip reservation form and choose a self-guided field trip or an self-guided field trip w/ pacific combat zone up-close tour.
  • Plan for 1.5-2 hours for Self-Guided Trip and 3-3.5 hours for Self-Guided Trip with Pacific Combat Zone Up-Close Tour.
  • Explore the Campus
  • Check out our Exhibits
  • Download site map
  • If you would like to visit the campus before your visit, reach out to us at education@nimitzfoundation.org.
  • Line up the correct number of chaperones depending on grade level (1:5 K-6th and 1:10 for 7th-12th)
  • Pack a lunch! We have lunch spaces available on site at the Pacific Combat Zone. MUST RESERVE.
  • Come ready to have fun and explore!

Field Trip Reservation

Teachers are included in the chaperone ratio count
Grades K-6:1:5 Grades 7-12:1:10 Any additional adults will be charged $10/adult