Museums in Hawaii with kids

A place where kids can learn, AND have a great time? Surely not! 

When it comes to museums in Hawaii, that’s exactly what you will find! The many fascinating museums in The Aloha State offer a range of topics, with many perfectly designed to visit with children. 

Art lovers in the family? Take your pick!  Looking for interactive museums with endless fun things to do with kids? Where would you like to start!?  Nature…history…transport…the list is endless!

Museums have become incredible places to go with kids where they can learn, interact, and be introduced to a whole new world of wonder.

Learning CAN be fun in Hawaii…and museums are the best place to start! Enjoy!

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  • Kauai Museum

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    Lihue

    The Kaua'i Museum is the cultural sanctuary for the art and artifacts of Native Hawaiians and it nurtures the creative spirit of today's artists. This year, we have embarked on a journey to ...

  • Grove Farm Homestead Museum

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    Kauai

    A fascinating experience at this 80-acre sugar plantation acquired in 1864. A historical look at the family who called it home, their rise to fame and an insight into how they lived in the 1870s. ...

  • Kauai Childrens Discovery Museum

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    Kapaa

    Hands on learning activities for children! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Hawaii

  • The Contemporary Museum

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    Honolulu

    The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, is the only museum in the state of Hawaii devoted exclusively to contemporary art. TCM provides an accessible forum for provocative, dynamic forms of visual art, ...

  • USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park

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    Honolulu

    USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park's mission is to restore and preserve the World War II submarine USS Bowfin (SS-287), and submarine-related artifacts on our grounds and in the Museum. Bowfin Park's ...

  • Hawaii Maritime Center

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    Honolulu

    Welcome to Hawaii's World-Class Maritime Museum. Enjoy the excitement of the Honolulu waterfront and harbor at Pier 7. You'll get a close-up view of Aloha Tower plus a chance to experience Hawaii's ...

  • The Bishop Museum

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    Honolulu

    The Museum was established to house the extensive collection of Hawaiian artifacts and royal family heirlooms of the Princess, and has expanded to include millions of artifacts, documents and ...

  • Kokee Natural History Museum

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    Kaua

    Koke'e Natural History Museum is a little museum with heart open 365 days a year. Koke'e Museum provides interpretive programs and exhibitions about Kaua'i' s ecology, geology and climatology. ...

  • Hawaii Army Museum

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    Honolulu

    Helicopters, tanks, guns now silenced, and vacant bunkers welcome you to the U.S. Army Museum of Hawai`i. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Honolulu for ...

  • Laupahoehoe Train Museum

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    Laupahoehoe

    The Laupahoehoe Train Museum and visitors\' center opened on March 1, 1998, and celebrates the story of Hawai\'i\'s railroads, as well as the rich history of the Hamakua Coast.

  • Pacific Aviation Museum

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    Honolulu

    An amazing aviation experience for the family at Pearl Harbor - ranked #8 aviation attraction in the entire country! Set in two hangars, kids will love getting up close to real live planes that once ...

  • Mission Houses

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    Honolulu

    Take a family tour, hear a story, try out historical activities, or make something to take home. Each month on Kamaaina Family Day, the Mission Houses Museum offers a themed experience for everyone ...

  • Whalers Village Museum

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    Lahaina

    Renowned across the Pacific, the free-admission Whalers Village Museum tells the story of the heyday of whaling in Lahaina (1825-1860) from the perspective of the seafarers themselves, with ...

  • The Pacific Tsunami Museum

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    Hilo

    The museum features a series of in-house permanent exhibits that interpret the tsunami phenomena, the Pacific Tsunami Warning system, the history of tsunamis in the Pacific Basin, tsunamis of the ...

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  • Kasui Sea Tours

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    Eleele

    Kauai Sea Tours is unique among the boat tour operators on Kauai, as they offer both traditional catamaran tours and adventurous zodiac boat tours of the Na Pali Coast. Both tours are run by ...

  • Dole Plantation

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    Wahiawa

    Dole Plantation's "Pineapple Experience" is one of Hawaii's favorite visitor attractions offering a fun and educational experience for the entire family. "Get lost" in the world's largest maze, take ...

  • The Sugar Cain Train

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    Maui

    Join us as we travel between historic Lahaina town and the resorts of Kaanapali. Relax in an open-air coach whose nostalgic charm recalls the days of old Hawaii.

  • Atlantis Adventures

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    Maui

    Climb aboard one of our Atlantis 48-passenger submarines, and descend to 100 feet underwater! A true nautical family adventure in Hawaii.

  • Pacific Eco Whale Watching Tours

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    Wailuku

    To promote appreciation, understanding and protection of whales, dolphins, coral reefs and our planet\'s oceans. We accomplish this by educating the public,from a scientific perspective,about the ...

  • Reefdancer Glass Bottom Boat Tours

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    Maui

    Looking for the best reef viewing tour on Maui? It's me! Here's why: Fish, Coral, even octopus prefer shallow water with lots of light -- the deeper you go the less there is to see. So I stay on top, ...

  • Purdys Macadadia Farm

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    Hoolehua

    A 5-acre, Hawaiian homestead and macadamia nut farm in Molokai's central Ho'olehua district - great to explore with the family!

  • Hawaii Movie Tours

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    Kapaa

    With two great tours, we guarantee you have never experienced anything like it. Travel in a Theater-On-Wheels

  • Na Pali Catamran Tour

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    Hanalei

    Our tour is one of only three tours permitted to depart from the North Shore. Most of our competitors depart from the opposite side of the island. As a result, we spend more time sightseeing and ...

  • Parker Ranch

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    Kamuela

    Parker Ranch on the Big Island of Hawaii is home of the Hawaiian cowboy: ka aina o ka paniolo. The Parker Ranch story is a road from Hawaiian history to modern day life in Hawaii. Parker Ranch offers ...

  • Pa'ani Ranch and ATV Adventures

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    Keaau

    Hawaiian adventures with ziplines, horseback and ATV tours! Also programs for kids including wagon tours, pond pole fishing, pony rides, & a petting zoo!

  • Pride of Maui

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    Wailuku

    Kids can discover the amazing waters of Hawaii with these snorkelling and underwater volcano tours! Lots of ocean fun for the family!

  • Road to Hana Tour

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    Kahului

    A full day's journey through the beautiful Hawaiian scenery, where kids can explore the rainforests and waterfalls to explore along the way.

  • Kayak Kauai

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    Kapaa

    Paddling, canoeing, hiking, and camping all on the beautiful island of Kauai!

  • Honolulu Zoo

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    Honolulu

    The goal of the Honolulu Zoo's Environmental Enrichment Program is to involve all staff members; including keepers, curators and volunteers, in a zoo-wide program of effective environmental ...

  • Waikiki Aquarium

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    Honolulu

    Our exhibits, programs, and research focus on the aquatic life of Hawaii and the tropical Pacific. Over 2,500 organisms in our exhibits represent more than 420 species of aquatic animals and every ...

  • Sea Life Park

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    Waimanalo

    Experience Hawaii's famous marine life and get closer than you've ever been to dolphins, sea turtles, penguins, and more! Sea Life Park Hawaii is a worldclass aquatic experience at Oahu's Makapuu ...

  • Maui Ocean Center

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    Wailuku

    Visit the LARGEST tropical aquarium in the western hemisphere! With live corals, touch pools, and 750,000 gallons of exhibit for you to explore!

  • Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens

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    Keaau

    Pana`ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens is located off Hwy. 11 in Hilo on the island of Hawaii It is the only natural tropical rainforest zoo in the United States. One of the many fun family places to go ...

  • Wet n Wild Hawaii

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    Kapolei

    Set on 29 acres in lush, tropical surrounds in Kapolei, Oahu's 'second city', the all-new Wet’n’Wild water park delivers over 25 rides and attractions for families and thrill-seekers alike. It is ...

  • Dolphin Quest

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    Waikoloa

    Feel the thrill of a lifetime as you touch, swim with and even kiss a dolphin! Let loose, laugh and have loads of fun swimming with dolphins.