The Big Island and it's people have a fascinating history. Explore the cultural history, travel back to cowboy days and learn about the island's volcanoes at our unique museums.

Hawai`I Museum of Contemporary Art

Temporary exhibitions and arts education offerings to the public.

Hawai`l Plantation Museum

Collect, preserve and exhibit Hawaii Island sugar plantation artifacts, and small business memorabilia for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations.

H.N. Greenwell Store

The portrayal of daily life in Hawaii in the 1890s

Hulihe`e Palace

Former vacation residence for Hawaiian royalty: a collection of artifacts and personal memorabilia of Hawaiian royalty.

`Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii

Explores the connection between Hawaiian cultural tradition and the science of Astronomy.

Jaggar Museum

Cultural and geological displays along with photos and videos of Hawaiian volcanoes.

Kilauea Visitor Center

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: get up to date information about lava viewing and hiking possibilities.

Laupahoehoe Train Museum

Located in the restored house of old station agent this museum commemorates the Hilo Railroad (operated between 1899 and 1946).

Lyman Museum & Mission House

Natural and cultural history of Hawaii

Mokupapapa Discovery Center

Discover the center for Hawaii`s coral reefs. A 2,500-gallon salt-water aquarium and mock-up control panel of Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory`s exploration submersible.

Pacific Tsunami Museum

Educational information about tsunamis and a memory to those lost in past tsunamis.

Parker Ranch Historic Homes & Private Art Gallery

Learn about John Parker and his Hawaiian Cattle Kingdom


Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.