Using the latest technology available, the hall features sounds of the past and present, as well as images of people across the Pacific. Visitors will be surprised to see how traditions have been upheld over thousands of years, and the many similarities we see between our Hawaiian culture and language and those of other Oceanic cultures.
On the first floor, individual cases explore subjects of daily living, subsistence, ritual practices, and ocean navigation. The second floor focuses on the history of the region and communicates how the disciplines of archaeology, anthropology, and linguistics have been used to provide concrete evidence of ancestral ties across the Pacific. The second floor explores questions about how and when the settlement of the Pacific took place.