Weaving Hawai'i's past, present and future
Welina Mai Kākou!
E lawe i ke aʻo a mālama, a e ʻoi mau ka naʻauao.
He who takes his teachings and applies them increases his knowledge.
To study, conserve, and honor the creative endeavors of the peoples of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific while promoting education in the sciences and the evolution of the arts. Ulana: weaving the past, present and future.
Ulana is a museum that aspires to care for and present objects through exhibitions and events enabling the people of Hawai’i Island, and its visitors, to access knowledge and interact meaningfully with the sciences and arts.
Situated in the heart of the Pacific, Ulana also endeavors to make a humble contribution to the collective efforts of individuals, institutions, and communities to maintain and transfer traditional knowledge while celebrating the contemporary culture of the people of Oceania.
Our inaugural in-person exhibit slated for September at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center, will now be made available online, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And yes, all exhibits and galleries planned for Ulana will be made available.
A series of exhibits under the theme of Pūlama (to cherish, treasure) will be released in phases. The first series titled Minamina (to value greatly, especially of something in danger of being lost) will highlight four cherished plants, namely the ʻŌhiʻa Lehua, Hala, Kauila, and Ipu. These lāʻau are threatened by invasive species, which impact cultural practices, landscapes, and ecosystems.
A parallel exhibit, Pana Hawaiʻi, highlights place names around Hawaiʻi island through the lens of a moʻolelo (story) titled Kamiki. Our journey will begin in Hilo.
For the best experience, we recommend viewing these exhibits on a tablet or computer. Thank you for your patience while we improve the mobile experience.
To prize greatly, value greatly, especially of something in danger of being lost
This exhibit will highlight four cherished plants, namely the ʻŌhiʻa Lehua, Hala, Kauila, and Ipu. These lāʻau are threatened by invasive species, which impact cultural practices, landscapes, and our ecosystems.