KAUA`I MUSEUM HISTORY
In April 1954, a museum committee was formed by Juliet Rice Wichman as the chairperson and Dora Jane Isenberg Cole as a member. Mrs. Wichman and Mrs. Cole raised the necessary funds for a new building adjacent to the Wilcox library to house the Kaua`i Museum, and Kenneth Roerig was selected as the architect. On December 3rd, 1960, the Kaua`i Museum officially opened to the public with Mrs. Wichman as the Director and Mrs. Cole as the Manager.
The Kaua`i Museum has been a pillar of cultural preservation on the island. It is envisioned as a place to house and showcase the rich history and artifacts of Kaua`i. The museum has grown both in its collection and commitment to preserving and sharing the stories of the island.
VISITING THE MUSEUM?
Monday - Friday 9am-4pm // Saturday 9am-2pm // Sunday closed
for Kaua`i and Ni`ihau Residents!*
General (age 18 - 64):
Seniors (age 65+):
Students (age 8 - 17):
Keiki (age 7 and under):
Gift Shop Only:
If you cannot make it in person, allow yourself to "walk" virtually in the Museum!
On your computer:
Click on the arrows or thumbnails to navigate, use the scroll wheel to zoom in or out.
On your mobile device:
Tap on the arrows or thumbnails, pinch to zoom in or out.
Kauai Museum offers weekly classes for members and the public alike! From painting, to weaving, to hula classes, we have a variety of choices that you will enjoy. Check them out below for more information.
Explore at your own pace or with our guided tours, led by knowledgeable docents who will take you on a journey through our captivating exhibitions. Discover the fascinating stories and artifacts that bring Kaua'i's history to life.
No reservations are necessary.
Available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10am.
Explore our gift shop, "māhele at Kaua'i Museum," where you can find authentic and beautiful items that celebrate Kaua'i's culture and traditions.
From island apparel and lauhala hats to Ni'ihau shell lei and local artwork, our gift shop offers a wide selection of unique treasures that make perfect souvenirs or gifts.
How to Support Us
Your support through donations and memberships plays a crucial role in sustaining the Kaua'i Museum.
As a non-profit organization, we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses to continue our important work. By becoming a member or making a donation, you contribute directly to the preservation and promotion of Kaua'i's history and culture.