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Museums are a vacation classic, and Honolulu has a surprisingly varied selection of them. The concentration of museums are in the heart of Honolulu, making it easy to visit several in one day. When it comes to Honolulu museums, the options range from far past the expected history museum, but of course there's some of those too. From Hawaiian history to a contemporary art and a children's only museum, 10 Best put together a list of the best museums for families in Honolulu, so look no further than this for a guide.
Hawaii's largest and most revered museum is the Bishop Museum. With numerous exhibits (both permanent and rotating), a planetarium that children love, and a maritime center, the museum really does offer something for everyone in the family. A gift shop and restaurant complete the offerings.
Purely for families, the Hawaii Children's Discovery Center is all about children. Several permanent exhibits call this Waikiki venue home, and they even feature rotating exhibits. Interactive stations offer educational fun, and classes and presentations change on a regular basis to mix it up for local and visiting children alike.
To explore the homes of royalty, visit Queen Emma's Summer Palace or Iolani Palace. The former served as the queen's summer get away and the latter was where the overthrow of the monarchy took place. Both feature decor and furniture from the occupants.
And remember, visiting a place the Bishop Museum at the start of a trip will accent the remainder.