Mānoa Heritage Center

E Komo Mai

Welcome to Mānoa Heritage Center — a 3.5-acre living classroom that promotes the understanding of Hawaiʻi’s natural and cultural heritage.

Visit the Center

Come and be inspired!

A guided tour of Mānoa Heritage Center gardens and Kūkaʻōʻō Heiau introduces visitors to the beauty of Hawaiʻi’s unique cultural and natural heritage.

MHC Reopening Plan 

We eagerly look forward to welcoming back our local community in early July to learn, hang-out, and explore with us. Months of staff discussion and planning have led to a newly developed health-safety protocol to create a sanitized and welcoming environment for staff and guests. Aloha and safety have remained our top priorities.

Programs will be limited by day and time-slots with pre-registration required. We will be offering docent-led zip tours (30 min.) of the garden, self-guided exploration and enjoyment of our lower campus, and hands-to-‘āina service learning opportunities, just to name a few. It has been a blessing to imagine new ways to share MHC with all of you. So, hele mai, no-be-shy, but don’t forget your mask!

Click on the Event Calendar above (top right) to reserve your time slot.

During these uncertain times, we want to leave you with this quote shared by our friends at the Polynesian Voyaging Society: “We are each made for goodness, love and compassion.  Our lives are transformed as much as the world is when we live with these truths.”

– Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu




Enjoy this introduction to Mānoa Heritage Center created by recent Mid-Pacific graduate Garrison Lagapa (class of 2018). This short film was a senior project, and part of receiving his Hawaiian Studies certificate.

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We are committed to working with the community to nurture responsible stewardship practices and invite you to join our ʻohana as volunteers and partners.



Paintings, Prints, and Drawings of Hawaii

A special book and Kama‘aina perspective from the Sam and Mary Cooke Collection. Experience 18th to 20th century Hawaiian history through art.

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