COVID-19 Guidelines & Visitor Accessibility

We follow current CDC Guidelines for masking and social distancing.

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

  • If you do not have a mask, we will provide you with a disposable mask when you check-in for your visit. Reasonable ADA accommodations will be made (persons may wear a face shield or bandanna over their mouth and nose).
  • In order to maintain social distancing standards and capacity restrictions, admission is limited.
  • The galleries have one-way traffic only.
  • Galleries are sanitized throughout the day.
  • We have automated hand sanitizers in the galleries for your convenience.

The health and safety of our visitors, members, volunteers, and staff are our first priorities. Although staff will be in the galleries to sanitize high-touch areas, we will remind visitors of our “house rules”:

  • If you are sick, please stay home. If you feel uncomfortable for any reason, please plan to visit us another day.
  • Look at, but don’t touch the exhibits.
  • Wash your hands, refrain from touching your face, and use hand sanitizer often.
  • Unless you’re with your family or visiting as a group, maintain 6' of physical distance between you and others. Provide space for other guests to pass comfortably and safely.

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.