Visitor Guidelines & Accessibility
- 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.
For staff and volunteers, masks are optional. However, unvaccinated staff and volunteers are required to wear masks over their mouths and noses in the buildings.
Thank you for helping everyone stay healthy.
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). [Please Firearm prohibition below.]
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.
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.
PURSUANT TO SECTION 30.05, PENAL CODE, A PERSON MAY NOT ENTER THE PREMISES WITH A FIREARM, ILLEGAL KNIFE, CLUB, OR OTHER PROHIBITED WEAPON.
Pursuant to Section 30.06, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with a concealed handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (handgun licensing law), may not enter this property with a concealed handgun.
Pursuant to Section 30.07, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with an openly carried handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (handgun licensing law), may not enter this property with a handgun that is carried openly.
CONFORME A LA SECCIÓN 30.05, DEL CÓDIGO PENAL, EL INGRESO ESTA PROHIBIDO A PERSONAS PORTANDO ARMAS DE FUEGO, CUCHILLO ILEGAL, GARROTE U OTRA ARMA PROHIBIDA.
Conformidad con la seccion 30.06, Codigo Penal (prevaricacion por titular de la licencia con una pistola oculta), una persona con licencia bajo el subcapitulo H, capitulo 411, codigo de gobierno (ley de licencias para portar armas de fuego), no podran entrar en esta propiedad con un arma de fuego culta.
Conformidad con la seccion 30.07, Codigo Penal (prevaricacion por titular de la licencia con un arma de fuego abiertamente llevado), una persona con licencia bajo el subcapitulo H, capitulo 411, codigo de gobierno (ley de licencias para portar armas de fuego), no podran entrar en esta propiedad con un arma de fuego que es llevado abiertamente.