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Students are encouraged to visit 'Iolani Palace for an informative and unique first-hand look at Hawaiian history. School tours are offered Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Pre-booking is essential.
Booking a School Tour:
Reservations are taken on a space available basis and should be scheduled at least four weeks in advance . Contact the Ticket Office, which is open Monday-Saturday 8:30am - 4:00pm, at (808)522-0832 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a tour.
Please have the following information ready:
|• Preferred tour date and times
||• Name of Contact Person
|• Number of students
||• School/Address/Phone/Fax/Email address
|• Number of teachers/chaperones/adults
• Any special needs or assistance required,
so accommodations can be made
|• Grade level
A tour request form can be downoladed here.
||HCPS III benchmarks addressed
|Basement Galleries Only
||K - 3rd grade
(1st Floor State Rooms & Basement galleries)
|4th - 6th grade
|Abbreviated Tour + Imprisonment Room
||7th - 8th grade
(1st Floor State Rooms, 2nd Floor Private Rooms, & Basement Galleries)
|9th - 12th grade
Preparing for your visit:
Recognizing that gift-giving is an integral part of Hawaiian culture, the presentation of
ho'okupu by students is welcomed. Mele (song), oli (chant), or pū'olo (a gift bundled in leaves) can be prepared prior to your visit and given at the mauka entrance of the Palace immediately before the start of your tour.
A list of house rules & field trip checklist can be downloaded here.
A children's activity guide can be downloaded here.
A curriculum guide can be downloaded here.
On the day of your visit:
Students, teachers, and chaperones are required to wear name tags while on tour.
Vehicular access to 'Iolani Palace grounds is limited to 15-passenger vehicles or smaller. If traveling in a larger vehicle (ie: school bus), students can be dropped off in front of the YWCA on Richards Street or in front of the State Capitol on Beretania Street.
Please check in 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time. Tickets must be picked up at the Ticket Office in the 'Iolani Barracks and all over-sized bags and backpacks must be secured in the storage lockers provided. Questions can be directed to the cashier.
Students are welcome to visit the Palace shops, however, we ask that they be escorted by an adult chaperone or teacher.
SORRY, THIS PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION, please call the ticket office (808)522-0832 for more information.