Museum Day Live! 2014

Museum Day Live! 2014

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission everyday, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket… for free.

To get your Museum Day Live! tickets, good for free admission for two people on Saturday, September 27, simply register for a Smithsonian account, request a ticket, and download it immediately. You must print your ticket (or have it accessible on your mobile device) and present it at the entrance.

This year, 9 Hawaii museums are participating in Museum Day Live!:

In Honolulu, O’ahu:
* ’Iolani Palace, the only royal palace in the United States, and last official residence of the Hawaiian monarchy, restored and open to the public.
* The Hawaii State Art Museum, an art museum with three galleries and a permanent display of Hawaiian art, including a Sculpture Garden.
* The Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, an aviation museum focusing mainly on the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and World War II, with a collection of vintage aircraft, educational videos, and a combat flight simulator.
* The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai’i Historical Gallery, a historical exhibit titled “Okage Sama De: I am What I am Because of You,” which reveals the Japanese experience in Hawaii, from immigration in the 1860s to modern times.
* Queen Emma Summer Palace, a summer palace which features two exhibits: Nā Lani Kaumaka, A Century of Historic Preservation” and “Legacies of Queen Emma.”

In Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Big Island):
* Hulihe’e Palace, a museum that showcases Victorian artifacts from the era of King Kalākaua and Queen Kapi’olani.

In Hilo, Hawaii (Big Island):
* Lyman Museum, a natural history museum with Hawaiian culture displays and a collection of shells and minerals.

In Wailuku, Maui:
* Hale Ho’ike’ike Bailey House Museum, a historic house museum of Hawaiian history and art, as well as historical papers and native Hawaiian gardens.

In Lihue, Kauai:
* Grove Farm Museum, an authentic sugar plantation and homestead with original furnishings, Hawaiiana collections, and steam locomotives, surrounded by fruit orchards and pasture lands.

Print out your ticket and visit a museum this weekend!

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