Sustainable Cultural Attractions Across Hawai‘i
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Museums hold an important role in a destination's heritage and history by educating visitors about the importance of preserving natural resources and promoting a greater understanding of the local culture. Exhibits and programs can highlight sustainable practices, conservation efforts and offer cultural demonstrations to promote local performances and preserve the culture. Discover the power of sustainable tourism at these incredible cultural attractions across the Hawaiian Islands.
Immerse yourself in Hawai‘i’s rich culture and heritage at the Bishop Museum. The museum’s mission is to inspire the community and visitors through the exploration, celebration and perpetuation of the extraordinary history, culture, and environment of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific. Hear the stories that trace the culture and history of the people of Hawai‘i and the Pacific, visit the Planetarium and be transported to outer space with one of the most vivid, realistic recreations of the night sky available today and head to the Science Centre to learn how the islands were formed. Visitors of all ages can experience changing exhibitions, daily programs and weekend events at the Bishop Museum.
Let Maui Ocean Centre's marine biologists introduce you to Hawai‘i's captivating undersea community. Understand how Hawai‘i's coral reefs have evolved over millions of years and get to know Hawai‘i’s beautiful humpbacks, the mysterious mammoths of the deep. Learn about the history, culture and unique traditions that permeated early Hawaiian villages, explore their special connection with the ocean and appreciate the great understanding they exhibited in their care for both land and marine environments. The Maui Ocean Centre is involved in a variety of research and conservation efforts aimed at protecting marine life and ecosystems. By visiting the centre, you can learn about these efforts and how to get involved in conservation efforts.
A visit to the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Centre provides visitors a unique opportunity to learn about Hawaiian culture, history and traditions through a number of its exhibits, programs and events. ‘Imiloa links to early Polynesian navigation history and knowledge of the night skies, and today's renaissance of Hawaiian culture and wayfinding with parallel growth of astronomy and scientific developments on Hawai‘i Island. Visitors can participate in interactive activities such as stargazing and learn about Hawaiian constellations and how native Hawaiian voyagers used the star compass to navigate the Pacific Ocean.
The Kōke‘e Natural History Museum is located in Waimea Canyon and focuses on Kaua‘i’s natural history. It has exhibits on the flora and fauna of the island, as well as on the geological history of Waimea Canyon. Visitors to the museum will become more aware of Kaua‘i’s fragile ecosystem and the importance of protecting it. This can lead to a greater understanding of the need for conservation efforts and can encourage visitors to become more aware of their impact on the environment. By visiting this non-profit musuem, you can support their efforts to promote sustainability and protect the environment.