Science Through Art

Registration begins August 1

Grades: 2-8
Tour length: ​3 hours
Location: 900 S. Beretania Street
Days: Tuesday—Friday
Times: ​9am—12pm
Group Size: 60 maximum
Fee: FREE, bus subsidy available for qualified groups

Tour Description

During this tour and art-making experience, students will discover the many ​connections between science and art; observing closely to develop inferences and questions as they explore ideas beyond the expected. For the spring 2018 semester, the tour will focus specifically on the science of light and color and how artists take advantage of light and color phenomena to create artistic visions. Students will meet with art instructors to learn about chromatography, they will experiment with a simple centrifuge to separate pigments, and will use the colorful product of the experiment in a portrait-making art project.

Borrow Art

Continue your museum experience back in the classroom with artifacts from the Lending Collection! Pre-packaged boxes of objects are available for some tours, or hand-pick objects from the collection for any tour. The Lending Collection is a free resource for Hawaii educators. Contact Dawn Sueoka at to visit the Collection or to reserve a pre-packaged box.

Connecting to Standards

All of our school tours are aligned with Hawaii’s Common Core and State Standards. For your grade level’s specific standards, contact our Teacher Liaison, Justin Davies, at