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MUSEUMS / GALLERIES
(See also Historic Hawaii)

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MUSEUMS
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BATTLESHIP MISSOURI MEMORIAL
Foxtrot-5 Pier / Ford Island
Pearl Harbor, HI 96818
(Honolulu / West Honolulu Area)
Tel. (808) 973-2494 or 1-877-644-4896
Self-guided and guided tours of the world's most famous battleship. Best known for being the site where General Douglas MacArthur and the Allied Forces ended World War II by accepting Japan's unconditional surrender in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945. Because Ford Island is a naval facility, and access is restricted, all tours begin and end shoreside at the USS Bowfin Memorial. The Memorial is open daily. Admission charge. Photo
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BISHOP MUSEUM
1525 Bernice Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
(Honolulu / Kapalama Area)
Tel. (808) 847-3511
"The" state museum of natural and cultural history. Facilities include Shop Pacifica, Restaurant, Library, Archives, Planetarium, Pacific Regional Conservation Center, Theatre, Auditorium. Activities include lectures, films, education programs for children and adults, Family Sundays, concerts, field trips and excursions. Admission charge. Call for program/astronomy information. Photo
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CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM
2411 Makiki Heights Drive
Honolulu, HI 96822
(Honolulu / Makiki Area)
Tel. (808) 526-0232
Hawaii's showcase of contemporary art in a natural setting. Beautiful sculpture garden. Guided tours, gallery talks. Cafe. Admission charge. Photo
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HAWAII CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY CENTER
111 Ohe Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
(Downtown Honolulu)
Tel. (808) 524-5437
37,000 sq. ft. of "hands-on" interactive exhibits for children and families to explore and discover things about themselves and the world. A world class center and "an adventure you won't want to miss"! Admission charge. Photo
 
HAWAII HERITAGE CENTER
1040 Smith Street
Honolulu, HI 96837
(Honolulu / Chinatown Area)
Tel. (808) 521-2749
Mailing address: P. O. Box 37520, Honolulu, HI 96837
Preserves the history and heritage of the various ethnic groups that have streamed through Chinatown over the years. In addition to collecting and displaying historical exhibits, the Center organizes workshops on cultural traditions, produces oral history video projects and conducts walking tours of Chinatown. Admission charge. Reservations required to visit the Center & for walking tours.
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HAWAII MARITIME CENTER
Pier 7, Honolulu Harbor
Honolulu, HI 96813
(Honolulu / Downtown Area)
Tel. (808) 536-6373
Exhibits on the history of Honolulu harbor, commercial shipping, Oceania and Western maritime activities in Hawaii. The "Falls of Clyde" - the world's last fully-rigged, four masted sailing ship afloat built in 1878. The "Hokulea", a Polynesian voyaging canoe; and a humpback whale skeleton. Admission charge. Photo
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HAWAII PLANTATION VILLAGE
94-695 Waipahu Street
Waipahu, HI 96797
(West Honolulu District)
Tel. (808) 677-0110
A journey into the past - eight ethnic villages present the lifestyle of Hawaii's 400,000 immigrant plantation workers. Picnicking, tours. Admission charge. Photo
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HAWAII STATE ART MUSEUM
No. 1 Capitol District Building
250 South Hotel Street, 2nd Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
(Honolulu / Downtown Area)
Tel. (808) 586-0900
The Hawaii State Art Museum (HiSAM) offers an exciting visual essay of Hawaii's history, cultural identity and current affairs. Free year-round, HiSAM is an open door to the State's vast art collection welcoming the people of Hawaii and visitors who wish to learn more about Hawaii's unique culture and contribution to the arts. Photo
 
HAWAIIAN ETHNIC ART MUSEUM
59-254 Kamehameha Highway
Haleiwa, HI 96712
(North Shore Oahu)
Tel. (808) 638-7841
Indigenous art; Maui Loa rock image collection. Located at Sunset Beach. Free admission.
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HAWAIIAN RAILWAY SOCIETY
91-1001 Renton Road
Ewa, HI 96706
(Southwest Oahu)
Tel. (808) 681-5461
Free museum of authentic Hawaiian railroad equipment and artifacts. Thirteen mile train rides (90 minutes) every Sunday - charge for ride. Photo
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HAWAII'S TOP ATTRACTION
55-370 Kamehameha Highway
Laie, Hawaii (HI) 96762
Toll-free (800) 367-7060
Email: internetrez@polynesia.com
The Polynesian Cultural Center is one of the top attractions in Hawaii and features unique Polynesian villages and activities. Located on the North Shore of Oahu, the Polynesian Cultural Center is a must see attraction in Hawaii for first time visitors. Photo
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HONOLULU ACADEMY OF ARTS
900 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96814
(Honolulu / Ala Moana Area)
Tel. (808) 532-8701
Hawaii's largest art museum - a unique collection of Asian and western art from ancient times to present. Guided tours, lectures, films, gallery talks, concerts, dance recitals, arts festivals, education programs and art classes for children and adults, garden cafe. Call for calendar of events. Photo
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IOLANI PALACE STATE MONUMENT
364 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
(Downtown Honolulu District)
Tel. (808) 538-1471
The only royal palace in the United States - served as Hawaii's capitol until 1969. Guided tours of palace. Free admission to grounds; charge for tours. Photo
JAPANESE CULTURAL CENTER OF HAWAII
2454 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
(Honolulu / Moiliili Area)
Tel. (808) 945-7633
Historical gallery of early Japanese immigrant artifacts. Admission charge. Photo
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JUDICIARY HISTORY CENTER
Aliiolani Hale
417 S. King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
(Downtown Honolulu)
Tel. (808) 539-4999
Located in the historic court building Aliiolani Hale. Exhibits portraying the dynamic story of Hawaii's legal heritage, from Kapu and Kanawai (laws) to the western legal system. Visitors also learn about the dramatic history of the 1874 building, designed originally as a palace but modified to become Hawaii's first governmental structure. Photo
 
LAW ENFORCEMENT MUSEUM
Honolulu Police Department
801 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
(Honolulu / Downtown Area)
Tel. (808) 529-3111
Houses a wide variety of items relating to the history of the Honolulu Police Department. Exhibits include material on detective Chang Apana - the real Charlie Chan.
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LUCORAL MUSEUM
2414 Kuhio Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
(Honolulu / Waikiki Area)
Tel. (808) 922-1999
Corals, pearls, gemstones and fossils from around the world. Free admission. Tours available. Photo
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MISSION HOUSES MUSEUM
553 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
(Honolulu / Downtown Area)
Tel. (808) 531-0481
The 1820 headquarters of American Protestant missionaries. Three restored and furnished historic houses with 19th-century artifacts, and a working replica of a Ramage printing press. Activities include visitor center, guided tours, exhibits, printing demonstrations, craft fairs. Admission charge. Photo
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NORTH SHORE SURF AND CULTURAL MUSEUM
North Shore Market Place
Haleiwa, HI 96712
(North Shore Oahu)
Tel. (808) 637-8888
Mailing address: P. O. Box 754, Waialua, HI 96791
History of surfing on the North Shore. Collection of old and antique surfboards plus old Hawaiian bottles, vintage Hawaiian surf apparel and other interesting Hawaiiana. Surf movies are shown all day long. Photo
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QUEEN EMMA'S SUMMER PALACE
2913 Pali Highway
Honolulu, HI 96817
(West Honolulu District)
Tel. (808) 595-3167
Former summer home of Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV. Built in 1874, the royal summer home has been restored to its original Hawaiian-Victorian setting. Hawaiian artifacts; Hawaiian quilts; special exhibits; arts and crafts demonstrations and classes; Hawaiian quilting and Hawaiian language classes; guided tours. Admission charge. Photo
 
QUEEN'S MEDICAL CENTER HISTORICAL ROOM
1301 Punchbowl Street,
Honolulu, HI 96813
(Downtown Honolulu)
Tel. (808) 547-4397
Exhibits include the medical history of Hawaii, early Hawaiian medicine, the history of Hawaii's hospitals, and the history of various medical specialties. Photographs, medical instruments, medical records and documents are displayed. Guided tours.
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TROPIC LIGHTNING MUSEUM
Carter Hall, Bldg. 361, SB
Schofield Barracks, HI 96857
(Central Oahu)
Tel. (808) 655-0438
History of Schofield Barracks and the "Tropic Lightning" Division - Hawaii's own. Artifacts; photographs; archival material. Free admission. Photo
 
U.S. ARMY MUSEUM OF HAWAII
Fort DeRussy
Kalia Road
Honolulu, HI 96815
(Honolulu / Waikiki Area)
Tel. (808) 955-9552
The story of the U.S. Army in Hawaii and the Pacific. Free admission.
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USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL
1 Arizona Memorial Place
Pearl Harbor, HI 96818
(Southwest Oahu)
Tel. (808) 422-0561
A national shrine to honor those who died in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. Call for free tour information or visit their site. Photo
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USS BOWFIN SUBMARINE & PARK
11 Arizona Memorial Drive
Pearl Harbor, HI 96818
(Southwest Oahu)
Tel. (808) 423-1341
Self-guided tour through a historic WWII submarine; museum; hands-on outdoor exhibits. Admission charge. Photo
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WASHINGTON PLACE
320 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
(Honolulu / Downtown Area)
Tel. (808) 586-0248
Built in 1847, Washington Place was the home of Hawaii's last reigning monarch, Queen Liliuokalani, and has served as the official residence of the Governor of Hawaii. It is now a museum for people who wish to learn more about Hawaii's history. Tours are free. Reservations needed. Photo
 

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ART GALLERIES

 
FINE ART ASSOCIATES AT THE ARTLOFT
1020 Auahi Street, Bldg. 4
Honolulu, HI 96814
(Honolulu / Ala Moana Area)
Tel. (808) 591-2489
All styles of artwork from traditional to contemporary in all media with particular focus on Hawaii based artists. Open Monday through Friday.
 
GALERIE LASSEN
Outrigger Waikiki Hotel
2335 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
(Honolulu / Waikiki Area)
Tel. (808) 923-8088
One of the world's premier environmental artists - Christian Riese Lassen.
 
ISLAND ART GALLERY
1365 Nuuanu Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96817
(Honolulu / Chinatown Area)
Tel. (808) 528-4232
A large selection of artwork. Also provide custom framework.
 
KIM TAYLOR REECE GALLERY
53-866 Kamehameha Highway
Hauula, HI 96717
(Windward Oahu)
Tel. (808) 293-2000
One of Hawaii's premier photographers of hula and Hawaiiana.
 
LOUIS POHL GALLERY
1111 Nuuanu Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96817
(Honolulu / Chinatown Area)
Tel. (808) 521-1812
Exhibits by local Hawaiian artists. Exhibits begin the 1st Friday of each month and last for the month.
 
NATURALLY HAWAIIAN GALLERY
41-1025 Kalanianaole Highway
Waimanalo, HI 96795
(Windward Oahu)
Tel. (808) 259-5354
Featuring the work of Hawaii's renowned wildlife artist, Patrick Ching.
 
NOHEA GALLERY
Ward Warehouse
1050 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96814
(Honolulu / Ala Moana Area)
Tel. (808) 596-0074
Island art and mastercrafts.
 
PEGGE HOPPER GALLERY
1164 Nuuanu Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96817
(Honolulu / Chinatown Area)
Tel. (808) 524-1160
One of Hawaii's premier artists.
 
RAMSAY MUSEUM
1128 Smith Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
(Honolulu / Chinatown Area)
Tel. (808) 537-2787
Asian garden and 5000 sq. ft. of gallery space featuring Ramsay's artwork.
 
ROBYN BUNTIN OF HONOLULU
848 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
(Honolulu / Downtown Area)
Tel. (808) 523-5913
Exquisite collection of oriental art objects.
 
TENNENT ART FOUNDATION GALLERY
203 Prospect Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
(Honolulu / Downtown Area)
Tel. (808) 531-1987
A large collection of the work of the late Madge Tennent - one of Hawaii's most beloved painters of native Hawaiian women - in all their nobility. Guided tours, lectures.
 
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII ART GALLERY
Department of Art
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, HI 96822
(Honolulu / Manoa Area)
Tel. (808) 956-6888
Historical and contemporary art, including works by students and faculty of the Department of Art. Guided tours, lectures, films, gallery talks, arts festivals. Free admission.
 
WYLAND GALLERIES HAWAII
2155 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
(Honolulu / Waikiki Area)
Tel. (808) 924-1322
Oceans of art - featuring the work of Wyland and other marine artists.
 
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ORGANIZATIONS

 
HAWAII ALLIANCE FOR ARTS EDUCATION
1040 Richards Street, Suite 301
Honolulu, HI 96813
(All Hawaiian Islands)
Tel. (808) 533-2787
Founded in 1980, the only statewide private non-profit for the arts that belongs to the national Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network. Representing 105 organizations and 300 individuals, a combined statewide membership of over 35,000. The Alliance networks arts and education agencies and advocates a complete education for all children in Hawaii.
 
HAWAII MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION
P. O. Box 4125
Honolulu, HI 96812-4125
Email: info@hawaiimuseums.org
The Hawaii Museums Association (HMA) is a non-profit corporation founded in 1968 that strives to be a catalyst for the exchange of information and ideas among museums and related institutions in Hawaii; promotes and develops professional standards for Hawaii museums through an ongoing program of professional training and publications; stimulates interest in and promotes information about museums as important educational and cultural centers; conducts and encourages research and disseminates findings related to the museum field.
 
THE STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS (SFCA)
250 South Hotel Street, 2nd Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
(All Hawaiian Islands)
Tel. (808) 586-0300
Headquartered on Oahu, the SFCA is the official arts agency of the State of Hawaii and its duties include the stimulation, guidance and promotion of culture and the arts and history and the humanities throughout the state. For more information please visit their site.
 

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