Activity Finds: Downtown

Honolulu Museum of Art

Painting a picture of Hawai‘i's art landscape, the Honolulu Museum of Art is nestled on the outskirts of Downtown Honolulu with two cafes, gardens, a film and concert theatre and courtyards.

Founded in 1927 the Honolulu Museum of Art (formerly the Honolulu Academy of Arts) is considered one of the world's premier art museums with international-caliber exhibitions and collections including more than 50,000 works from the likes of van Gogh, Picasso, Monet and Warhol in addition to traditional Asian and Hawaiian artwork. Be sure to take advantage of the museum's optional audio guide featuring 40 selections from the current collection.

Open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, Waikiki Parc guests can save the $10 admission fee by simply showing your Parc Key Card for complimentary access. For those with families or young keiki (children), sketch out plans to make Bank of Hawai‘i Family Sundays the third Sunday of every month. Free to the public, the family-focused event features additional art activities, entertainment and film exhibitions with a different theme each month.

After the sun sets, put up your hair and throw on a pair of heels (or a nice shirt for you guys) and catch the Honolulu Museum of Art's ARTafterDARK, a monthly art party with entertainment, food and drink booths and lots of mixing and mingling hosted the last Friday of every month. Trust us, the artwork isn't the only thing you'll be checking out.

Find out more about the Waikiki Parc Perks Program.


Know Before You Go


Don't forget to flash your Parc Key Card to save $10 and score free admission.


After dark dress to impress at ARTafterDark. The monthly fete features food, drinks and entertainment every last Friday of the month.


Finding parking here can be an art. Pack quarters so you can pay the meter and park on the street or swing down Beretania Street and Young Street - the lot nearby charges just $5 for up to 5 hours.

Photos & Video