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The National Museum of the Pacific War's World War II Pacific Combat Program teaches about the past to impact the present and inspire the future. Discover the stories of the brave men and women who led America to victory in World War II.


Admission to the Pacific Combat Program is sold separately from the general admission to the Museum.

Tickets are non-refundable for the 75-minute program. This is an outdoor program that is canceled only in cases of severe weather. In the case of program cancellation, rain checks will be issued.

The Museum provides ear protection for all guests. The show is not recommended for children under the age of 6 due to loud noises.



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Tickets may be purchased in advance online. 

Walk-up tickets are sometimes available at the Pacific Combat Zone prior to the program, if the program is not sold out.

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Tanks, explosions, landing craft and flamethrowers! Live-action programs in the Pacific Combat Zone put visitors on the front line.

The Pacific Combat Zone comes alive with the sights and sounds of combat on scheduled weekends throughout the year. The program integrates first-person stories of those who served, weapons displays, period music, and a live-action presentation featuring landing craft, explosives, and flamethrowers to recreate the capture of a Japanese defenders' position.

Modern day photo of three men standing on a WWII looking boat Man dressed in greens helping a young girl put on a soldier's backpack.

The Museum's Pacific Combat Programs immerse visitors in the sensations of battle, dramatically showing the equipment, weapons and tactics of the U.S. Army and Marines and the Imperial Japanese Army as they fought on Tarawa, Peleliu, Saipan and Iwo Jima.

This show is not recommended for children under the age of 6 due to loud noises.

No pets are allowed at the Pacific Combat Zone.