Pearl Harbor submarine museum begins $20M update project

HONOLULU (AP) — The USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park is undergoing a $20 million revitalization and expansion project to update its Pearl Harbor campus.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports officials broke ground Monday on the project that includes adding new exhibits and about 3,000 square feet (279 square meters) of space.

The facility will be named the Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum when the project is completed in April 2020.

Portions of the campus will be closed during construction, but its centerpiece World War II submarine will remain open.

The campus is next to the USS Arizona Memorial visitors’ center operated by the National Park Service.

The submarine museum and other nonprofit organizations that operate historic sites at Pearl Harbor are providing financial support to keep the center open during the U.S. government shutdown.

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Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com

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