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Galleries & Museums

Listen to Stories in a Cemetery at Hawaiian Mission Houses

The mission houses were a site to create and share culture. Two centuries later, they still are.
2018.12.17 11:50 PM

Have a Picnic in Front of Moving Art at HoMA and Spalding House

The Honolulu Museum of Art is a treasure trove of Asian, European, Hawaiian, American and contemporary art.
2018.12.17 07:00 AM

Have Tea at Queen Emma’s Summer Palace

Inside, treasures fill each room: a friendship bracelet containing a lock of English Queen Victoria’s hair; a fireman’s jacket belonging to Emma’s son, Prince Albert Edward; a cloak that survived a bombing in England during World War II
2018.12.14 11:52 AM

Throw a Pier Party at the Battleship “Missouri” Memorial

Best known as the site of the official end of World War II, the USS “Missouri” makes a perfect bookend to the USS “Arizona” Memorial just a few hundred yards off its bow.
2018.12.13 01:50 PM

Return a Royal Relic to ‘Iolani Palace

‘Iolani Palace has shone as a beacon of innovation since 1882, when King Kalākaua first moved in.
2018.12.12 06:05 AM

Experience Dec. 7, 1941 Virtually at WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument

Spread over nine sites across three states, the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument honors the people, places and events of World War II in the Pacific theater.
2018.12.11 04:37 PM

Relive the Vibrant String and Brass Music of Kalākaua’s Reign This January

Award-winning musicians perform “A Night of Sovereign Strings” at the Honolulu Museum of Art on Jan. 12 and 13.
2018.12.07 01:35 PM

Sit in a 19th Century Trial at Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center

The center brings the law to life in a courtroom restored to what it looked like in 1913, with an exhibit depicting the effects of martial law in the Islands.
2018.12.06 07:23 PM

Take a Train Ride (And Play With Them, Too!) at Hawaiian Railway Society

You can check out local locomotives; watch model trains zip through an expansive miniature landscape; and buy train whistles or exclusive Tori Richard aloha shirts.
2018.12.06 06:50 PM

Editor’s Page: Hands-On History

Think visiting a Honolulu museum is a spectator sport? That’s history.
2018.11.23 07:05 AM

These Works of Art by Local Artisans are Available Right Now at Museum Gift Shops

While we’re all for ogling the artwork, style fans know that an expertly curated museum gift shop, showcasing talented local artist-designers, is its own kind of masterpiece.
2018.11.20 07:41 PM

King Kalākaua’s Newest Birthday Gift Arrives This Week at ‘Iolani Palace

Cultural expert and feather artist brings ancient art to life at the only royal residence in the U.S.
2018.11.15 06:28 PM