I spent a lovely couple of hours here with two kids. Lots of cool stuff to see--we especially enjoyed the East Asian pieces (lots of Buddhas, for instance). We also enjoyed having pineapple and passionfruit sodas in the courtyard.
If you are using GPS, the museum parking lot will not come up and you will be tempted to park on the street at one of the meters. Be VERY careful to read the signs. They are sort of misleading. Where I parked said 2 hour parking until 3:30 and also had a tow away zone sign. Some places in Honolulu this means if your meter runs out you'll be towed and sometimes after the time listed parking is free. We were a few minutes late and a cop was writing a ticket already. He said the sign meant towing after 3:30. That really was NOT clear from the sign at all. But, reading online, this is part of how the Honolulu PD makes money--they give out these meter tickets and then they themselves call tow trucks and wait for them to arrive. If you get towed (we did not) there is a $180 impound fee to pay in addition to the ticket.
Fine, whatever, the museum was cheap--$10 for adults and kids free. I think $60 for a good afternoon activity in Hawaii was still a deal. And, the museum was very pleasant. But, beware the parking!
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