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The island of Hawaii is home to an alluring variety of museums, from Hulihee Palace, a seaside residence for Hawaiian royalty two centuries old, to Imiloa Astronomy Center, a state-of-the-art planetarium and science center bridging the exploration ethos of Hawaiian voyagers and today’s astronomers. In addition to art, cultural artifacts and exhibits about the history and science of the island of Hawaii, these museums help us to understand the island’s place in the world and contributions to it.
Learn about the rise and fall of sugar production at the Hawaii Plantation Museum, and see how early Hawaiians lived at the Lyman House Museum. Drink in the culture behind Hawaii’s coffee industry at the Kona Historical Society. And experience the island’s ever-changing natural environment at the Pacific Tsunami Museum and Mokupapapa Discovery Center for Hawaii’s Remote Coral Reefs. Visiting these and other island of Hawaii museums will allow you to take a step back in time, or get a glimpse of the future.
The background sound of ocean surf and a soulful steel guitar; a welcome lei and Mai Tai; tables laden with traditional island foods; this is The Mauna Kea Luau - everyone's dream Hawaii experience shared through music and food.
This Smithsonian-affiliated Lyman Museum tells the story of Hawaii’s islands and people. Exhibits trace Hawaii’s history from its volcanic origins and the flora and fauna that arrived before humans to life in ancient Hawaii and the immigrant groups that helped shape Hawaii’s unique culture of today
The 'Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii offers an immersive Hawaiian journey through time and space, with interactive exhibits, a leading-edge full-dome planetarium, award-winning landscape of native Hawaiian Plants, and a Resaurant with views of Hilo Bay.
Big Island's most popular luau at the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. Located on the historical grounds of Ahu Ena Heiau on Kamakahonu Bay. Includes the arrival of the Royal Court by canoe, an imu ceremony, a buffet dinner, open bar and a spectacular Polynesian review.
The sound of a conch shell welcomes you to the Sunset Luau! A starlit Kona sky, an array of delectable Hawaiian dishes, and a journey through the islands of Polynesia in traditional music and dance create an unforgettable evening.
Haleo luau at Sheraton Kona celebrates the history of Keauhou and those who came from this area. From the birth of Kamehameha III to the surfing stories of Heeia Bay, dancers and musicians take guests on a journey through a very special time in Hawaii's history.