Mānoa Heritage Center

E Komo Mai!

We are excited to announce that Mānoa Heritage Center is open to the public as of Wednesday, July 1, with new measures in place to ensure that our community and our employees remain safe and healthy.

We are offering new tours that are free for kamaʻāina and $10 for non-residents for the months of July and August.

MHC Visitor Tips

  • Please bring a mask to wear in designated spaces (on tour, as long as participants are 6 ft apart, wearing a mask outdoors in the garden will be optional).
  • Practice social distancing when necessary, keeping a minimum distance of 6 ft. from anyone outside of your group.
  • Temperature checks will be conducted for all guests upon arrival. 
  • While our water fountain will remain closed, feel free to bring your own refillable water bottle as our refill station will be open.

Docents will be leading 30-minute zip tours (a quick tour, no ziplining) of Kūkaʻōʻō Heiau, one of the last remaining heiau in the Waikīkī ahupuaʻa, and its surrounding native gardens.

There is also the option for a self-guided exploration of our lower campus, around the Visitor Education Hale (VEH). This includes the Cooke Foundation Ltd. Waʻahila Ridge Lawn, our propagation area, and VEH lānai. Guides will be available for the lower campus tours with plant information and fun activities. You are also welcome to just hang out and be in the outdoors with your family on the lawn or lānai. Feel free to bring a book to read or a snack to enjoy.

* Please note that this option does not include access to Kūkaʻōʻō Heiau.

Come and watercolor paint in the MHC gardens with docent Margo Vitarelli. Please provide your own supplies: portable watercolor set (the kids kind is fine), brush(es) size 6 or 8 or 12, watercolor paper 8.5″ X 11″ or smaller, clipboard/hard backing, and a covered water container (for rinsing brushes).

Sign up for a tour or hang out time at https://calendar.manoaheritagecenter.org/

Visitors are encouraged to wear masks, practice social distancing, wash/sanitize your hands before coming to MHC, and — most importantly– stay home if you are feeling sick.

We are also following the CDC’s recommended guidelines to keep our employees and visitors safe, taking the following precautions:

  • All workers will have their temperature taken before entering the building
  • All workers are required to wear a face mask
  • Workers will sanitize common areas and frequently touched surfaces throughout the day

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