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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.
Trail information, Natural History Museum. Open every day. Visitor programs, volunteer opportunities, research support, local craft and bookstore, no admission charge.
U. S. Army Museum of Hawaii housed in a 1911 coastal defense battery. Military memorabilia from early Hawaiian period through Vietnam War. Gallery of Heroes honoring Medal of Honor and Distinguished Service Cross recipients. Gift Shop. Free Admission. Tues - Sat 9 AM - 5 PM
The Battleship Missouri is located on legendary Battleship Row in the famous Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. General MacArthur accepted the unconditional Japanese surrender that ended WWII on the Surrender Deck of the Battleship Missouri Memorial.
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.
The Kauai Museum is the cultural Sanctuary for the art and artifacts of Native Hawaiians and it nurtures the creative spirit of today's artists.
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
Admission prices: $12 Adults, $5 Children (4-12), FREE Children 3 & under, $8 Kamaaina, $8 Active Duty Military, $5 Seniors(65+), $5 persons with disabilities, FREE Fowa Members. 2019 marks the 115th anniversary of the aquarium making the Waikiki Aquarium the 2nd oldest in the United States