September 2016 Museums Month
September marks the 10th annual Museums Month on Hawai’i Island. This month-long celebration provides members of museums across the island the opportunity to explore other institutions and experience history, science, culture, zoos, adventure and more. Museums Month benefits apply to members of participating institutions, who present a current membership card and proper ID.
Museums Month Participants:
Anna Ranch Heritage Center – Free admission. Hours: Tues. – Fri. 10am – 3pm with tours of the Historic Home at 10am and 1pm. Reservations are required for Historic Home Tour. To make a reservation please email: email@example.com or call (808) 885-4426. Visit www.annaranch.org for further information.
Hawai’i Museum of Contemporary Art – Free admission. Hours: Wed. – Fri. 10am-6pm and Sat. 10am-4pm. Closed Sun. and Mon. Check website www.ehcc.org for current shows, classes and events. For more info call (808) 961-5711.
Hawai`i Plantation Museum – Free admission. Hours: Tues. – Sat. 10am – 3pm. Located at 27-246 Old Mamalahoa Hwy (in the former Yoshiyama Store). Visit www.plantationmuseum.org. Books and other retail items available. (808) 964-5151.
Hulihe`e Palace – Free admission to members – must show membership card; no discount in store. Museum Hours: Mon. – Sat. 9am – 4pm, Sun. 10am – 3pm; Gift Shop Hours Mon. – Sat. 9:30am – 4pm, Sun. 10am – 3pm. Closed on Holidays. For more info visit www.daughtersofhawaii.org or call (808) 329-1877. September exhibit will feature selected Kona maps of Henry E.P. Kekahuna.
`Imiloa Astronomy Center – Free admission. Hours: Tues. – Sun. 9am – 5pm. We will be featuring our newest planetarium show, National Geographic’s Asteroid: Mission Extreme in 3D. Visit www.imiloahawaii.org or call (808) 932-8901 for more info.
Kona Historical Society – Free admission. Kona Coffee Living History Farm: Hours: Mon. – Fri. 10am – 2pm. H.N. Greenwell Store Museum: Mon. & Thurs. 10 am -2pm. For more info call (808) 323-3222, or visit www.konahistorical.org.
Laupehoehoe Train Museum – Free admission. Hours: Mon. – Fri. 10am – 2 pm and Sat. – Sun 10am – 2pm. Book tours in advanced by visiting www.thetrainmuseum.com. Call 808-962-6300.
Lyman Museum and Mission House – Free admission. Hours: Mon. -Sat. 10am – 4:30pm. 10% discount in Museum Shop. Special Exhibit: John Howard Pierce Photography is included in admission. Mission House Tours 11am and 2pm (space is limited, please call in advance to reserve space) For more information call (808) 935-5021 or visit www.lymanmuseum.org.
NOAA’s Mokupāpapa Discovery Center – No admission charge, but museum members from participating museums can receive posters, map and coloring sheets available while supplies last; free group education/outreach activities available with reservation, link http://goo.gl/Ka5UQ6. Hours: Tues. – Sat. 9am – 4pm. Phone: (808) 933-8180. For booking call 808-933-8195 or visit papahanaumokuakea.gov.
Pacific Tsunami Museum – Free admission; no discount in store. Hours: Tues. – Sat. 10am -4pm. For more info call (808) 935-0926 or visit www.tsunami.org.
Pana`ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens – No admission charge, but members of participating museums will receive a special gift at the Zoo Gift Shop! Hours: Daily, 9am – 4pm (808) 959-9233. www.hilozoo.com or www.hilozoo.org
Volcano Art Center – Located in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park near the Kīlaua Visitor Center, the gallery features both traditional and contemporary work that is inspired by Hawai’i’s unique environment and rich cultural heritage. Free admission. Members of participating museums receive a free poster at VAC’s gallery. Park entrance fees apply. Hours: Daily, 9am – 5pm (808) 967-7565 visit volcanoartcenter.org.