Education Calendar


The Blackened Canteen Youth Symposium
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor Theater

The Blackened Canteen Youth Symposium highlights the story and lessons of the Blackened Canteen Ceremony, which commemorates the friendship, honor, and reconciliation borne out of the horror of WWII. The Symposium will address themes of conflict, forgiveness, reconciliation, and peacemaking that are reflected in the story of the Blackened Canteen.

This event is free and open to the public. Teachers at public, private, or charter schools who register their classes for the Youth Symposium will receive The Blackened Canteen classroom curriculum and an autographed copy of the book. Additionally, the cost of bus transportation to the event will be provided for registered school groups.

Seating is limited. For more information, please contact 808.445.9137 or

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Free, Open to the Public

319 Lexington Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818

Discover Pearl Harbor
Thursday, Dec. 8 - Friday, Dec. 9, Pearl Harbor Historic Sites

Discover Pearl Harbor is a two-day, one-night program for youth ages 12-15 that combines engaging, aviation-related STEM activities within the historically significant context of the Pearl Harbor sites. The cry, "Remember Pearl Harbor," remains a vital theme, as it is now a call to action for youth to learn these timeless stories of courage, resiliency, and innovation, and to use the lessons of WWII to create a more peaceful world.

Participants begin the program at WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument. A visit to the USS Arizona Memorial helps them gain a greater appreciation for the peace and friendship that has been forged between former enemies. The program continues at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, where the legacy of Pearl Harbor is shared through guided tours, hands-on activities, and team assignments.

In the evening, students stay on board the Missouri Battleship Memorial, engaging in activities that emphasize the historical precedent for peace-making that emerged from WWII.

On Day Two, students return to Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor to experience an array of learning challenges that emphasize the need for collaboration and critical thinking. Discover Pearl Harbor ends with a closing ceremony of remembrance and honor in historic Hangar 79.

For more information, please contact 808.445.9137 or

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1 Arizona Memorial Pl.
Honolulu, HI 96818

Pearl Harbor Youth Day
Saturday, Dec. 10, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor Youth Day offers a unique opportunity for families and visitors of all ages to explore the lessons and legacy of WWII through special presentations, exhibits, and hands-on activities. This event focuses on youth to engage and educate them about the history of Pearl Harbor, and the impact on young people in Hawaii and throughout the Pacific.

Featured activities include:

  • Special screening of “Under the Blood Red Sun,” followed by a presentation and Q & A session with author Graham Salisbury.
  • Historical exhibits designed and created by local high school students
  • Thematic tours of the Museum
  • Costumed interpreters and historical demonstrations

*The cost of bus transportation will be covered for school groups that register in advance for the event.

For more information, please click here or call 808.445.9137.

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Free for Students 18 years old and Younger, Open to the Public

319 Lexington Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96818