Top Museums in Oahu to Visit During Your Trip

Planning a vacation to Oahu? Our local experts put together a list of top museums in Oahu that you should consider adding to your itinerary.

Le riche patrimoine de Oahu, l'histoire remarquable et paysage unique sont à la base pour une multitude de musées et attractions de l'île.

De la Seconde Guerre mondiale sites historiques Premier art et la culture se affiche, Oahu offre le meilleur en matière d'éducation et de divertissement.

We put together a list of some popular Oahu museums that you should consider visiting during your trip.

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A few of the museums available on the Go Oahu Card include…

  • USS Arizona Memorial
  • Mémorial du cuirassé Missouri
  • Le Musée de l'aviation du Pacifique
  • USS Bowfin Submarine & Park
  • Centre culturel polynésien
  • Iolani Palace
  • Honolulu Museum of Art
  • et bien plus !

Please keep in mind that some of the museums listed here may be separately ticketed and not included on the Go Oahu Card.

USS Arizona Memorial

L'attraction la plus visitée à Hawaii est ce mémorial sombre pour commémorer ceux qui ont perdu leur vie lors de l'attaque sur Pearl Harbor.

The USS Arizona Memorial is built over the remains of the sunken battleship Arizona, where most of the 1,177-member crew died on December 7, 1941.

Le monument offre une excellente visite audio qui donne vie aux histoires derrière cette tragédie américaine.

Soyez sûr de vérifier le Pearl Harbor Visitor Center et le nouveau magasin de livre qui offre des livres et des souvenirs exclusifs.

Rentrer dans: USS Arizona Memorial tickets are included on the Go Oahu Card All-Inclusive Pass.

Mémorial du cuirassé Missouri

This ship is most famous for being the place where Japan officially surrendered to the United States, marking the end of World War II.

Toutefois, le cuirassé Missouri a également servi par la guerre de Corée et la guerre du Golfe, la dotant d'un compte historique puissant pour partager.

You can choose to take a self-guided tour or 1 of 3 guided tours aboard the “Mighty Mo.”

Stand on the Surrender Deck, the official site of the end of the Second World War as you reflect upon the legacy of the United States.

Even if you aren’t a history buff or part of a military family, this vessel will leave you riveted.

Rentrer dans: Battleship Missouri Memorial tickets are included on the Go Oahu Card All-Inclusive Pass.

Le Musée de l'aviation du Pacifique

One of the top aviation attractions in the nation, this museum on Ford Island occupies World War II hangars that were bombed during the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941. History comes to life at this moving attraction that houses an aircraft collection totaling over 20 planes.

You can even experience what it feels like to defend the skies like a real WWII pilot in one of the combat flight simulators.

Pour le divertissement ajoutée, visitez le Laniakea café, un restaurant de l'île sur le thème imitant le club d'un pilote sur l'île comme il aurait été dans le 1940 s.

Ce musée offre un accès complet à l'expérience de l'aviation de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, tout en respectant et en préservant son histoire.

Rentrer dans: The Pacific Aviation Museum tickets are included on the Go Oahu Card All-Inclusive Pass.

Sous-marin USS Bowfin à Pearl Harbor

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This legendary vessel is one of only 15 surviving U.S. combat submarines from World War II.

Learn about submarines and the story of the USS Bowfin, known as the “Pearl Harbor Avenger,” including its many successful attacks on enemy warships and discover the hardships and victories the crew had.

Visiter le navire lui-même et parcourir l'impressionnante collection du musée d'objets sous-marins y compris les systèmes d'armes, photographies, peintures, drapeaux de bataille, et originaux recrutement militaires affiches.

Visitors will gain a new appreciation for the unique role that submarines played during WWII.

Rentrer dans: US Bowfin Submarine & Park tickets are included on the Go Oahu Card All-Inclusive Pass.

Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC de)

Experience the true culture of Polynesia for a day as you make your way around this celebrated cultural center.

The PCC provides the most comprehensive way to explore the culture of the many Pacific islands through 8 re-created island villages and interactive exhibits.

Cracking noix de coco, la mise à feu, et d'apprendre à Fire Dance de couteau sont quelques-unes des nombreuses activités à choisir.

The PCC is also home to the famed “Rainbows of Paradise” canoe pageant and the award-winning Ali’I Lu’au dinner.

Ne manquez pas le "Breath of Life Ha" show, une ancienne histoire hawaïenne effectuée par plus de 100 membres de la distribution.

Rentrer dans: Polynesian Cultural Center tickets are included on the Go Oahu Card All-Inclusive Pass.

Iolani Palace

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Discover a time when royalty reigned at this meticulously restored palace. It was home to the last 2 monarchs of the Hawaiian Kingdom, King Kalakaua and his successor Queen Lilioukalani. They lived here in the late nineteenth century, and their residence is the architectural embodiment of opulence.

The palace also features a collection of recovered artifacts that were lost or stolen during the overthrow of the government in 1893.

Iolani Palace staff have spent decades working to restore these priceless artifacts to their original home, and many are still missing. However, you can see their efforts succeed every year as new pieces are added regularly.

While you’re visiting, you’ll have access to all of the main rooms and halls, including the Grand Hall and the King and Queen’s private suites.

Before you leave this royal historic site, make sure to check out the gift shop for some unique Palace souvenirs.

Rentrer dans: Iolani Palace tickets are included on the Go Oahu Card All-Inclusive Pass.

Honolulu Museum of Art

Image credit: Honolulu Museum of Art Facebook page.

Image credit: Honolulu Museum of Art Facebook page.

The Honolulu Museum of Art is a must-visit destination for art lovers. Whether you prefer classical sculpture and historic painting, or uniquely Hawaiian art, textiles, and more, you’ll find it all here.

Known for their fine collections of Asian art — including pieces from China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, and India — they offer more than 16,000 objects from artists across all periods of history.

They also feature an excellent collection of Western art that includes artifacts from Ancient Egypt to the present day.

It’s arguably Hawaii’s best fine arts museum, so don’t miss out on your chance to explore its engaging galleries.

Rentrer dans: Honolulu Museum of Arts tickets are included on the Go Oahu Card All-Inclusive Pass.

Circuit Pearl Harbor Ville historique


Go on a full-day  guided tour of historical Pearl Harbor and learn all about the attacks that led to the United States’ entry to World War II, one of the most pivotal moments in WWII.

This comprehensive tour is one of the most popular things to do in Hawaii and checks off lots of top attractions and landmarks along its strategically planned route, including:

  • Pearl Harbor Memorial Museum & Visitor Center
  • Punchbowl Crater
  • Hawaii State Capitol
  • Washington Place
  • King Kamehameha Statue
  • Iolani Palace
  • Kawaiahao Church
  • and Chinatown

Rentrer dans: Pearl Harbor Historical-City Tour tickets are included on the Go Oahu Card All-Inclusive Pass.

Bishop Museum

Bishop-Museum-2Visit Hawaii’s largest museum and learn all about the natural and cultural history of Hawaii.

You’ll get to explore exhibits dedicated to Polynesian culture. Among these treasures are family heirlooms of Princess Bernice Bishop, the last descendant of the royal Kamehameha family/

Here you can also see over 22 million specimens of animal and plant life, learn about volcanoes at the “active” volcano display, visit the planetarium, and more.

They are particularly well-regarded for their Hawaiian Hall, which is organized around the three physical and spiritual realms that are significant to the Hawaiian people: Kai Äkea (the sea); Wao Känaka (the human realm); and Wao Lani, the heavenly realm.

Insider Tip: Bishop Museum offers a free shuttle service to and from Waikiki locations.

Rentrer dans: Bishop Museum tickets are included on the Go Oahu Card All-Inclusive Pass.

Plantation Village d'Hawaï

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Located in historic Waipahu, head to Dole Plantation to learn all about Hawaii’s pineapple industry. You’ll see how it all started, how it has shaped Hawaii’s history and economy, and how the plantation workers live today.

Learn how Hawaii’s plantations have contributed to the islands’ ethnic heritage through furnished homes, community structures, plantation-era architecture, and small guided tours.

De nombreux guides offrent des histoires personnelles de leurs ascendances, qui apportent l'expérience à la vie. Sentez-vous l'atmosphère chaleureuse et accueillante de la communauté tout en découvrant son histoire riche et diversifiée.

Getting In: Hawaii’s Plantation Village is separately ticketed and are not included on the Go Oahu Card All-Inclusive Pass.

Remember to Save on Museum Admission

So that’s our list of some of the most popular museums in Oahu.

Remember, many of these options are included on the Go Oahu Card All-Inclusive Pass, which can help you save up to 55% on combined admission vs paying at the gate.

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