Celebrate Museums Month

September 1, 2018 – September 30, 2018 all-day
Lyman Museum
276 Haili St
Hilo, HI 96720

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This September marks the eleventh (11) year Hawai‘i Island museums are collaborating to open their doors to other museums’ members.

“Celebrating Museums Month” is a month-long program to cross-promote these important local institutions.  During the month of September, each will provide free admission to the members of other participating institutions when a current museum membership card is shown.  Some institutions will also be offering discounts on store items or tours to these members.

Museum members will have an opportunity to spend September exploring and discovering the wonders and treasures of museums they may not have yet experienced, or may not have visited in a long time.  Below is a list of participating museums the the benefits they are offering.


“Celebrate Museums Month” is a month-long program to cross-promote these important local institutions.  During the month of September, each institution listed below, will provide the benefits listed below to the members of other participating institutions with a current membership card.   

Anna Ranch Heritage Center – Free admission. Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. with tours of the Historic Home at 10 A.M. and 1 P.M.  Reservations are required for Historic Home Tour. (808) 885-4426.  www.annaranch.org.

East Hawai’i Cultural Center/HMOCA – No admission charge, donations welcome. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday  10 A.M. to 4 P.M.  Closed Sunday and Monday. Check website: www.ehcc.org, for current exhibitions, workshops, and events. For more information call (808) 961-5711 or email admin@ehcc.org.

Hawai‘i Plantation Museum – Free Admission. Hours Tues. – Sat. 10am – 3pm. Located at 27-246 Old Mamalahoa Hwy (in former Yoshiyama Store). Visit www.plantationmuseum.org. Books and other retail items available. (808) 964-5151.

Hulihe‘e Palace – Free Admission to members (card needs to be presented), 10-15% discount in store, depends on membership level.  Museum and Gift Shop Hours: Monday-Saturday 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. & Sundays: 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. Closed major holidays.  Museum phone (808) 329-1877 & Gift Shop phone (808) 329-6558.  www.daughtersofhawaii.org.

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center – Free admission to members of any other participating museums. No store discount. Discounted member fees apply for special evening planetarium shows. Center hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. (808) 932-8901. For shows and events, please check website: www.imiloahawaii.org.  Sky Garden Restaurant at `Imiloa. 10% discount applies. Restaurant hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 7 A.M. to 4 P.M. for breakfast and lunch; Thursday – Sunday, 5pm-8:30pm for dinner. (808) 969-9753. Membership ID required.

Kona Historical Society – Free admission.  Kona Coffee Living History Farm: Monday-Friday, 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.  H.N. Greenwell Store Museum: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. (808) 323-3222.  www.konahistorical.org.

Laupehoehoe Train Museum – Free admission. Hours: Open 10am – 3pm Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Other days by appointment. Book tours in advance by visiting www.thetrainmuseum.com. Call (808) 962-6300.

Lyman Museum and Mission House – Free admission. Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. 10% discount in Museum Shop.  Mission House tours available.  (808) 935-5021. www.lymanmuseum.org.

NOAA’s Mokupāpapa Discovery Center – No admission charged, Monthly craft night, free monthly talk, and free group education/outreach activities available with reservation, link http://goo.gl/ka5UQ6, Also room rentals available for special events. Hour: Tues – Sat. 9am – 4pm. Phone: (808) 933-8180. For booking call (808) 933-8195 or visit papahanaumokuakea.gov.

Pacific Tsunami Museum – Free admission.  Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.  For more info call (808) 935-0926 or visit www.tsunami.org.

The Pana‘ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens – No admission charge, but museum members from participating museums will receive a special gift at the Zoo Gift Shop!  Hours: Daily, 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.  (808) 959-9233.  www.hilozoo.com.

Volcano Art Center – Free admission.  Museum members from participating museums receive a free poster at VAC’s gallery. Park entrance fees apply.  Hours: Daily, 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.  (808) 767-7565.  www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Wailoa Center – Located in the Wailoa park next to the Tsunami Memorial, Vietnam Memorial and across the river from the King Kamehameha Statue. Admission is free and open to the public Monday through Friday 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Closed Saturdays, Sundays and State Holidays. Monthly exhibits by local artists which include a variety of fine art, contemporary craft, woodworking, multi-cultural exhibits, quilts, photography and more.  For additional information please call Codie M. King (808) 933-0416 or email: wailoa@yahoo.com or visit www.wailoacenter.com.