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Hawaiian Hall

The three floors of Hawaiian Hall take visitors on a journey through the different realms of Hawai‘i.

The first floor is the realm of Kai Ākea which represents the Hawaiian gods, legends, beliefs, and the world of pre-contact Hawai‘i.

The second floor, Wao Kanaka, represents the realm where people live and work; focusing on the importance of the land and nature in daily life.

The third floor, Wao Lani, is the realm inhabited by the gods; here, visitors will learn about the ali‘i and key moments in Hawaiian history.

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Pacific Hall

Explore Moananuiākea, the wide expanse of Oceania, in Pacific Hall’s newly renovated two-story gallery.

Encounter the family of the Pacific on the first floor, which is filled with cultural treasures – model canoes, woven mats, contemporary artwork, and videos of Pacific scholars.

On the second floor, learn about the origins and migrations of Pacific peoples through the fields of archaeology, oral traditions, and linguistics.

Learn how the peoples of Oceania are diverse, yet deeply connected.

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Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kāhili Room

The Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kāhili Room honors cherished ali‘i and displays the precious Kāhili (feather standards) associated with them.

On display here are portraits of the Hawaiian Monarchy and some of their personal
effects.

Native Garden

Nā Ulu Kaiwi‘ula Native Hawaiian Garden

Stroll though our garden and learn about plants important to Hawaiian culture. You’ll find dozens of species ranging from endemic plants (found no where else on Earth) to plants like breadfruit that were brought by Polynesians when they discovered the Hawaiian Islands centuries ago.

The garden is maintained by our Botany department and with the help of volunteers.

Science Adventure Center

Richard T. Mamiya Science Adventure Center

This 16,500 square-foot facility showcases exhibits that are immersive and interactive – with a strong emphasis on better understanding Hawai‘i’s environment.

Visitors become active participants in exploring areas of science in which Hawai‘i has gained international recognition for cutting edge research – including volcanology, oceanography, and biodiversity.

Science Adventure Center

Hawai‘i Sports Hall of Fame

The Hawai‘i Sports Hall of Fame records for all time, with pictures and memorabilia, the outstanding accomplishments of Hawai‘i’s sports history.

The primary goal of this exhibit is to encourage our youth to emulate these outstanding athletes for their devotion, dedication, pursuit of athletic excellence and steadfast character.

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Open every day
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

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