Hawaii Things to Do, Visit Big Island Museums

Hawaii Things to Do | Visit Big Island Museums

Visit top Big Island Museums when you’re looking for Big Island Activities for the whole family.

When you’re looking for Hawaii Things to Do, consider Visiting Big Island Museums. This Big Island Activity is a fun way to learn about the history of the Island, and see how Hawaiians have lived and worked over the years. Some of the top Museums are listed below. Which ones will you add to your can’t-miss list of Hawaiian Attractions?

Pacific Tsunami Museum
130 Kamehameha Avenue Hilo, HI 96720
Tel: 808.935.0926      
Devastating tsunamis wreaked havoc on the Big Island in 1946 and again in 1960. Many were killed and the entire East Coast of the Island was impacted. This Museum is dedicated to sharing the history of those tsunamis and their effects of the people who endured them.

Lymon House Memorial Museum
726 Haili Street Hilo, HI 96720
Tel: 808.935.5021      
This natural history museum was founded in 1931. It’s housed in a 19th century mission house, which is the oldest remaining wood structure on the Island. The Museum features a number of interesting exhibits with something for visitors of all ages.

Kona Coffee Living History Farm
82-6199 Mamalahoa Highway Captain Cook, HI 96704
Tel: 808.323.3222
This is the only living history of its kind, and a visit here offers a unique look at what life was like on a 1900 coffee farm. Visiting this Museum is a Big Island Activity that the whole family can enjoy together.         

East Hawaii Cultural Center
141 Kalakaua Street Hilo, HI 96720
Tel: 808.961.5711
Want to learn about local arts and culture? Then a visit to this Museum is a can’t-miss Hawaii Thing to Do. Check the East Hawaii Cultural Center’s website for a current list of upcoming Events.

Hulihee Palace
75-5718 Alii Drive Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Tel: 808.329.1877
This palace was a holiday retreat for Hawaiian royalty. Today, it is a museum that is operated by the Daughters of Hawaii. See photographs, furniture, artwork, and more as you enjoy this Big Island Activity.

You can read about other things to see in our Big Island Attractions Guide.