Getting on/off busses; driving approx. 20 miles; up to 1 hour depending on Honolulu Traffic. Walking approximately 2 miles throughout the day; stairs at USS Arizona Museum theater and memorial as well as the USS Missouri. Getting on/off a Navy operated shuttle boat. (Boat rides may be cancelled by the Navy in the event of high winds and/or strong water currents.) Walking through USS Arizona Museum, Pacific Aviation Museum & USS Missouri.
In the hotel restaurant, the breakfast buffet includes choices such as eggs, pancakes, fruit including pineapple, oatmeal, breads, muffins, milk, juice, coffee, tea, water.
Orientation. The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule and any changes, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer questions. Travel and transfers will be via bus, and/or van depending on local conditions and schedules at the time of the program. Periods in the schedule labeled and "Free Time" and "At Leisure" offer opportunities to make the program more meaningful and memorable while going out to explore on your own, engaging in available activities independently, making new friends among fellow Road Scholars, or simply relaxing. The Group Leader will always be happy to offer suggestions. Program activities, schedules, personnel and indicated distances or times may change due to local circumstances/conditions. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding. This is a Road Scholar Intergenerational program. Grandparents are responsible for their grandchildren. If/when separate age group activities are conducted concurrently, program staff will supervise. Children are never to be left unsupervised. We will board the bus for a field trip to the USS Arizona Memorial National Historic Park. Upon our arrival, we will have time for independent exploration of the memorial with your grandchild before gathering to experience the parks new virtual reality tour. Your virtual reality tour will allow you to walk the deck of the USS Arizona right before the attack on Pearl Harbor takes place, witness the attack on Battleship Row (with 180 degree viewpoint) & take a private virtual tour of the Arizona Memorial (including areas off limits to the public)! Your visit will continue in the theater where we will watch a historical film before boarding a boat for a narrated ride around Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial.
Among the planes in Hangar 37 at the Pacific Aviation Museum, enjoy a buffet deli meal, plus nonalcoholic beverages.
At the Pacific Aviation Museum, we will learn about authentic World War II-era planes as we walk among them with a docent, including an actual Japanese Zero and a Stearman N2S-3 once piloted by former American President George H. W. Bush. We will return to the bus and transfer to the USS Missouri, nicknamed Mighty Mo, at pier F-5 to explore with a museum docent. Launched in January 1944, Mighty Mo fought several battles in the Pacific including the battle of Iwo Jima and Okinawa as well as fighting in the Korean war from 1950 to 1953. Decommissioned in 1955, the ship entered the Navy’s reserve fleet before being recommissioned and modernized following the end of the Vietnam War in 1984. Mighty Mo was active for another 8 years providing fire support for Operation Desert Storm in early 1991 before being decommissioned for the last time on March 31, 1992. Six years later, the Missouri was donated to become a museum ship at Pearl Harbor. At the end of the day, we will return to the hotel.
This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.