Honolulu Museum of Art Tours
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What is formerly known as the Honolulu Academy of Arts is the leading museum of its kind the state of Hawaii, and hosts one of the largest single collections of Asian and Pan-Pacific art in the United States at 50,000 objects. It represents all the major cultures of Hawaii and spans 5,000 years, from ancient times to today. Founded by esteemed local missionary Anna Rice Cooke in 1927 in Honolulu’s most beautiful Hawaiian-style building, the museum continues to present international caliber exhibitions along with its permanent collection, which is home to world-class pieces by none other than Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso and Warhol.
The museum actually encompasses several building, scattered over 3.2 acres near downtown Honolulu; it features the Spalding House, the Doris Duke Theatre, the Robert Allerton Art Library, the Art School and the Shangri La Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. The museum’s unique architecture makes for an idyllic backdrop for art; visitors can stroll from gallery to gallery past open-air landscaped courtyards (with splendid views of Diamond Head) and ponds before heading to the Pavilion Café.
The Honolulu Museum of Art is located at 900 South Beretania Street in Honolulu. It can be reached by car or by bus (routes 1, 2 and 1L). The museum is open between Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10am to 4:30pm, and from 1 to 5pm on Sundays. It is closed on Mondays. Admission costs $10 per adult and is free for children under 17 years old. Entry is free for everyone the first Wednesday of every month. Guided tours are offered several times daily.
Address: 900 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Honolulu Museum of Art
Hop on Hop Off
Discover Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, and/or Waikiki on a 1-, 4-, or 7-day hop-on hop-off tour and see all the top attractions at your own pace. Step aboard a double-decker bus or open-air trolley to pass the capital city’s best restaurants and shops, historic sites and renowned scenery. Choose from multiple routes, marveling at Diamond Head on the Green Line or the beautiful Hanauma Bay on the Blue Line. Upgrade to include all of the lines on your ticket.
Mountain Bike Tours
Make the most out of your trip to paradise with the Go Oahu Pass, available for 1- to 7-day use over the course of two weeks. This Oahu pass offers free admission to over 30 attractions, beach activities, and tours—all to be enjoyed at your own relaxed pace. You’ll also receive discounts to local restaurants and shops, along with a free pocket guidebook. No redemption is required with your pass, just save your pass (ticket) on your mobile device and explore Oahu at your leisure. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 30 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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What's the best way to experience Honolulu Museum of Art?
The best ways to experience Honolulu Museum of Art are:
- Waikiki Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Honolulu
- Go Oahu All-Inclusive Pass with 45+ Attractions and Tours