COVID-19 Guidelines & Visitor Accessibility

COVID-19 Guidelines

  • We recommend that you wear a mask when in any of the Museum buildings. If you don't have a mask but wish to wear one, we will be happy to provide a disposable mask for your comfort.
  • We encourage you to be mindful of social distances when in the buildings, and wash your hands, refrain from touching your face, and use hand sanitizer.

Staff and volunteers are required to wear masks over their mouths and noses in the buildings.

Thank you for helping everyone stay healthy.

Visitor Guidelines

The National Museum of the Pacific War is a Texas Historical Commission property.

Alcoholic beverages may not be consumed or displayed on the Museum campus (except as provided during an event).

Food and drink are not permitted in the Museum's galleries.

Displaying or discharging firearms, ammunition, fireworks, or explosives anywhere on the Museum campus is prohibited (except when included in a Museum-sponsored educational program or demonstration).

No smoking or vaping permitted on Museum property.

Visitors may not engage in commercial activity, including selling, soliciting, or promoting products/services.

Prior approval is required for commercial photography.

Visitors are accountable for damage caused to Museum property.

Children should use indoor voices and refrain from horseplay or roughhousing. (Staff and other visitors will appreciate parents' help.)

So that all visitors may enjoy the museum experience, please respect other guests, their opinions and sensitivities.


The Museum galleries are accessible by wheelchair. We provide wheelchairs free-of-charge for those who need them to tour the George H.W. Bush Gallery and the Admiral Nimitz Gallery.

Service Animals and Pets

Trained service dogs are permitted in the Museum buildings. Emotional support animals and pets are not permitted in the buildings. When on grounds, all pets must be in a carrier or secured on a leash not exceeding 6 feet in length and under control at all times. Visitors must clean up after their pets.

Sensory Advisory

Please be advised that to immerse visitors in the sensations of war, several exhibits include flashing lights and the sounds of sirens, gunfire and explosions.