Visitor Information

a photo of the HiSAM building at night

The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts invites you to visit the Hawai‘i State Art Museum (HiSAM). HiSAM is located on the 2nd floor of the No. 1 Capitol District Building, 250 South Hotel Street, Honolulu, Hawai‘i, 96813. Admission is free at all times.

Museum Hours:
Tuesday through Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

First Friday, the downtown gallery walk held on the first Friday of each month
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (galleries close at 8:30 p.m.)

Closed Sunday, Monday, and all state and federal holidays.

HiSAM has four galleries — the Diamond Head Gallery, the Ewa Gallery, the Sculpture Lobby, and the Sculpture Garden. Exhibition information is available here: Exhibitions/Collections.

HiSAM also has a 70-seat Museum multi-purpose room for orientation, education, special events, and public programs. To enhance the visitor’s experience, the Capital District Visitor Information Center, scheduled to open in the near future, will feature an information kiosk.

Parking Information

Information on parking is available here: Parking.

Public Transportation

TheBus – Many bus routes stop directly in front of the museum. For exact routes and schedules, call TheBus at (808) 848-5555 or check online for more information.

The Waikiki Trolley – The Red Line State Capitol Stop is a short walk from HiSAM.

Group Tours & School Tours

Information on HiSAM’s guided group tours and docent-led school tours is available here: HiSAM Tours.

Visitor Guidelines

The Hawai‘i State Art Museum is the “People’s Museum” and belongs to everyone. Please respect those around you and by allowing them to enjoy their own museum experience. Please join us in preserving the artwork for future generations. Artwork can be damaged by even the slightest contact. Please refrain from touching the art.

Backpacks, Large Bags/Items, and Umbrellas – For safety reasons, all items larger than 11 x 15 inches must be checked-in and held at the security desk.

Smoking and Food – Smoking is prohibited throughout State buildings. No food or drink is allowed in the museum galleries.

Cellular Phones – Use of cellular phones and pagers is not permitted in the galleries.

Pets – No animals are permitted on state property with the exception of trained assistance animals.

Photography – Flash photography is not permitted. Hand-held still and video photography in existing light is allowed in the galleries for private, noncommercial, or educational use. Photography is not permitted in special exhibitions or areas designated as “No photography.” For press and other special photography, please contact the Art in Public Places Program. No photographs taken in the Museum may be reproduced, distributed, or sold without permission.