Mānoa Heritage Center

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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.

COVID-19 Health and Safety Update

Mānoa Heritage Center is closed to the public for the foreseeable future.  Our priority is to protect the health and safety of our staff and visitors, especially keiki and kūpuna, and support local, national and international efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. We look forward to announcing when we’ll be welcoming our visitors back to Mānoa Heritage Center.

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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