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NameLyman Museum and Mission House
Address276 Haili Street
Hilo, HI 96720
Brief DescriptionDiscover the natural history and cultures of Hawaii.
TypeAttraction
CategoryMuseum
DescriptionThe Lyman Museum and Mission House near downtown Hilo, features a superb collection of Hawaiian artifacts & natural history collections, as well as the restored home of David and Sarah Lyman. Built in 1839, the Lyman House is the oldest wood-frame structure on the island & can be seen on a docent-led tour. Interactive exhibits provide the best introduction anywhere to Hawaii’s natural history. The Earth Heritage Gallery features plants, animals, & habitats native to Hawaii; explains Hawaii’s volcanic origins; and has one of the top ten mineral and gem collections in the country. The Island Heritage Gallery explores the many ethnic groups that call Hawaii home. Residents of Hawaii come from around the globe & the blending of their stories & cultures created the diverse community of modern Hawaii. Other exhibits on view include the Shipman Collection of Chinese Art, the Observatories of Mauna Kea, & works by Hawaii’s early artists. There’s something for everyone at the Lyman Museum!
Phone 1(808) 935-5021
Emailinfo@LymanMuseum.org
Handicapped AccessibleYes
Time Allowance60-90 minutes.
Websitewww.LymanMuseum.org
Last Updated4/4/2005
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