We got a 2 for 1 coupon from the travel brochure we picked up from airport and decided to visit this museum. It's quite a walk from the farmer's market but it was a doable walk.
They have a small auditorium that plays an educational video of the destructive lava flow on the first floor next to the exhibit of Hawai'i archipelago's formation and diverse ecosystem.
On the second floor they have a permanent exhibit on Hawaiian's cultural timeline. We gained a better appreciation of Hawaiian's culture and demographics after browsing this exhibit. Next door, they had special exhibits on Korean's grandfather's house and Burmese's Buddhist temple.
We managed to join the 1/2 hour tour of Lyman's house next to the museum. It was definitely worth a visit. It's interesting to see how the early Christian missionaries set up their ministry here. The tour guide was very informative and passionate. The house was three-stories height. No elevator in the house. Stair climbing is part of the tour. She explained the significance of almost every part of the house.
The house tour was included in the museum's entrance fee.
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