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Hawaii museums offer free admission to mark Museum Day Live!

Admission to several museums in Hawaii is free on Saturday as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 13th annual Museum Day Live!

The initiative allows participating museums across the nation to emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission daily.

Hawaii museums participating include Iolani Palace, the Japanese Culture Center of Hawai‘i Historical Gallery, Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor, Lyman Museum in Hilo and Baldwin Home and Wo Hing Museum in Lahaina, Maui.

“We’re so excited to participate once again in Smithsonian magazine’s annual initiative to welcome visitors into museums across the nation,” said Kippen de Alba Chu, executive director of The Friends of Iolani Palace in a press release. “Through Museum Day Live!, we have the unique opportunity to open our doors for free as we invite guests to experience the living restoration of our proud Hawaiian identity.”

Tickets, which provide free admission for two people, can be downloaded at

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