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 Public Programming Update

Aloha mai kākou,

We have reopened for tours of 6 people (max) on Wednesday afternoons at 3 pm, and Thursday mornings at 9 am.

Please visit the Event Calendar above to register for a tour. *To register for October tours, click the top circle in the right sidebar*

In accordance with the City and County of Honolulu’s Safe Access O‘ahu program, participation in MHC programs will require proof of COVID vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test or Rapid Antigen test are currently accepted at MHC. In addition, we ask that all visitors and volunteers have their temperature checked upon arrival at MHC, wear a mask, and practice social distancing both indoors and outdoors.

Thank you for helping us to keep our community safe. We hope to see you soon!

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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