BISHOP MUSEUM In Honolulu’s Kalihi district, this recently renovated museum is the world’s most significant repository of Pacific and Polynesian artifacts, with more than twenty-five million findings in its collection. The museum is more than 100 years old and includes a planetarium and science center, the newly renovated Hawaiian Hall, and precious artifacts from precontact times. www.bishopmuseum.org. 1525 Bernice St., 808.847.3511. HAWAII ARMY MUSEUM Helicopters, tanks and vacant bunkers can be explored at this former fort in the heart of Waikiki. The structure now houses a museum that tells the military story of Hawaii, from ancient times to the Gulf War and the current war in Iraq. Free admission, hiarmymuseumsoc.org/ new_design/index2.htm. 2131 Kalia Road, 808.438.2819. HAWAII STATE ART MUSEUM HISAM HiSAM features collections that promotes Hawaii’s history and culture; open Tuesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. On the first Friday of each month, HiSAM opens for First Friday Downtown Gallery Walk. Guests can view exhibits and enjoy live performances from 6 - 9 p.m. Every second Saturday, professional artists lead hands-on art activities from 11 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. Every last Tuesday, HiSAM hosts a noontime artist lecture series. Admission is free. Donations are accepted. hawaii.gov/sfca/. No. 1 Capital District Building, 250 S. Hotel St., 808.586.0300. HAWAII’S PLANTATION VILLAGE Step back in time when sugar was king in the Islands at this outdoor museum showcasing the experience of Hawaii’s migrant plantation workers. hawaiiplantationvillage.org. 94- 695 Waipahu Street, 808.677.0110. HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART Hawaii’s fine arts museum with a collection of 60,000+ works, and its major strengths are in Asian art, European and American painting and graphic and decorative arts. The museum’s Hawaiian collections contain pieces from the time of the first European contact in Hawaii to today. Closed Mondays. honolulumuseum.org. 900 S. Beretania St., 808.532.8700. JAPANESE CULTURAL CENTER OF HAWAII Hawaii’s immigrant history has deep seeded deep roots in Asia. Since the first wave of immigrants came from Japan in the 1800s, Hawaii has embraced them and their culture. At the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, their mission is to educate people about the Japanese American culture in the Islands. The Center has five levels and is made up of the Historical Gallery exhibit, community Gallery, Gift Shop, banquet hall, meeting rooms and a martial arts dojo where kendo, karate, aikido and naginata are practiced. jcch.com. 2454 S. Beretania St., 808.945.7633. MISSION HOUSES MUSEUM Includes three missions houses that served as homes and workplaces of the first Christian missionaries in Hawaii. A library contains the earliest books printed in the Hawaiian language, and visiting exhibitions showcase American history. missionhouses.org. 553 S. King St., 808.447.3910. SHANGRI LA Doris Duke’s artistic vision is now open to the public. She called her Black Point residence Shangri-La and it lives up to its name in every way. The artwork that is showcased here is categorized as Islamic, and was purchased by Duke during her trips to the Middle East. The 2.5-hour tour takes you from room to room and then through the gardens. See how this elegant American Tobacco and Duke Electric Company heiress lived out her days in paradise. shangrilahawaii.org. Honolulu Museum of Art, 4055 Papu Circle, Tours must be booked by advance reservation, 808.734.1941.