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Museum Operations 

Museum Hours
The Lānaʻi Culture & Heritage Center (Lānaʻi CHC) is open for regular museum hours on Monday-Friday from 1-3 pm. Entry to the museum during these hours is free of charge. 

Holidays are observed and occasionally, unexpected closures occur. Lānaʻi CHC will post notices on its front door during these closures. Hours are also subject to change. The most up-to-date information will be posted on the Lānaʻi CHC website. 

Private Openings
Lānaʻi CHC occasionally offers opportunities for private visits to the museum on weekdays. Two weeks advance notice is preferred to request a private visit. While Lānaʻi CHC will do its best to accommodate requests, there are no guarantees that all requests can be accepted due to limited staff capacity. If you are interested in visiting the museum, we encourage you to visit during our regular hours. To inquire about a private visit, please contact us via our online form or email

For private openings of the museum per our availability, Lānaʻi CHC charges the following entry fees:

Free for Lānaʻi student groups
$5 per person for off-island, in-state student/youth groups and Lānaʻi residents
$10 per person for off-island, in-state non-profit groups
$20 per person for visitor/out-of-state groups

Entry fees are subject to change. Please visit the Lānaʻi CHC website for the most up-to-date information.

Museum Visitor Policy
The safety and security of Lānaʻi CHC’s visitors, volunteers, staff, and collections is of the highest importance. As caretaker of our island’s rich history, we work hard every day to ensure the preservation of Lānaʻi’s treasures for the enjoyment of generations to come. Please review our health and safety, security, and policy measures.

COVID-19 vaccination and masks are not required for entry, but are encouraged. Your health and safety are our priority, but we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed to COVID-19. By entering Lānaʻi CHC, you assume the risk of such exposure.

If you feel sick or have a cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or trouble breathing, fever, chills, loss of smell, or muscle pain, or if you have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your health care provider and please do not visit Lānaʻi CHC.
Clothing is required for entry. Bikinis and other swimwear without cover-ups are not permitted as primary articles of clothing. Visitors may occasionally be asked to remove their footwear prior to entry. 

We’re committed to working together to create a safe experience for our team and visitors, and our staff are here to help you. We have a zero-tolerance policy for individuals who endanger staff, visitors, artifacts, or any Lānaʻi CHC property, or who engage in verbal or physical harassment, discriminatory or threatening behavior, or otherwise interfere with the experience of others. Lānaʻi CHC will refuse or revoke admission to individuals who violate these policies. By entering Lānaʻi CHC, you are agreeing to abide by these policies.


Download our
Lānaʻi Guide App

Developed in 2016, the Lānaʻi Guide app serves as a free, comprehensive guide resource for students, local community members, visitors, and those who simply wish to gain more knowledge about the island. The app features significant cultural and historic sites on Lānaʻi, including storied places as Waiaʻōpae Fishpond, Kaunolū Heritage Complex, and Hiʻi Agricultural Heiau. 

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Your donation supports protection of our valued collections, historical resources, and educational programs for island youth.

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