Virtual Tours & Exhibits

From Hawai‘i

State of Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR)

DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife: Education. DLNR’s online educational content includes virtual tours and virtual reality content designed to bring the experience of exploring Hawaiʻi to as many people as possible so that everyone can better understand and appreciate our unique plants, animals, and ecosystems.

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

Google Arts & Culture: The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks. Fly over an active volcano, explore a lava tube, and look out across volcanic cliffs at the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Headphones recommended. Suitable for all ages.

Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (HiSAM)

2021 Young Artists of Hawaiʻi Student Art Exhibition “My Culture, My Family, and Me” virtual tour. See 96 artworks by Hawaiʻi students grades K-6 on the theme “My Culture, My Family, and Me.” The Young Artists of Hawaiʻi art competition is a program of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) and the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority.

Honolulu Museum of Art (HoMA)

  • 30 Americans at the Honolulu Museum of Art exhibit: A series of short videos exploring artworks in the exhibit.
  • HoMA’s 10 in 5/20, A Contemporary Digital Exhibition: This digital exhibition features work by ten current and former Hawaii-based artists as they navigate our rapidly changing social, cultural, and physical landscape. Katherine Love, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, describes how these artists use introspection, humor, and creativity in their works to explore a diverse set of ideas, each one responding to life at the present moment.
  • Hiroki Morinoue: Evolving Language: Video on YouTube showing the exhibit at First Hawaiian Center, with narration by Hiroki and curator Katherine Love. Three prints from the SFCA’s Art in Public Places Collection were loaned to the Honolulu Museum of Art for this exhibit.

Hui Noʻeau Online Resources

Iolani Palace

Iolani Palace Virtual Experiences and Resources: The online tour allows visitors to roam through the building beyond the stanchions, climb the majestic koa staircase, and see remarkable artifacts on display on your computer or mobile device. On the same page there are links to download the official Iolani Palace mobile app for iPhones and Androids. Explore the palace grounds and navigate the various landmarks – from the Barracks to the Throne Room – with ease using an interactive map.

Mānoa Heritage Center (MHC)

MCH at Home: Choose your virtual Mānoa adventure at the Mānoa Heritage Center.

Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture and Design

POW! WOW! Hawai‘i

Google Arts & Culture: Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i mural projects on Google Arts & Culture. Suitable for all ages.

Hawai‘i Craftsmen

The Fiber Hawai‘i 2020 exhibit at the Windward Community College’s Gallery ‘Iolani is also on view online with photos and short video clips.

Kahilu Theatre

The 2020 Call + Response Juried Exhibition has images of selected work, captions, and images of the artists working in their studios.

Volcano Art Center

From Around the World

PBS Digital Studios: The Art Assignment

Art Trips: Short video documentaries featuring artworks around the world.

Google Arts and Culture

Google Arts and Culture Museum Views offers more than 2,500 free virtual tours of cultural organizations across the globe.

Speed Art Museum

“Where in the World” Online Tour: Designed for students in grades 3-5. Travel the world through artworks in the Speed Art Museum’s permanent collection through photos, text, and videos. As you explore the relationship between works of art that span the globe, you’ll also come to understand the fascinating differences and beautiful similarities between works of art from far-away places.