The Holiday Tour

Grades: K-2
Tour length:
1.5 hours
900 S. Beretania Street
Tuesday – Friday, offered in December only
Times: 9—10:30am or 10:30am—12pm
Group Size: 60 maximum
Fee: FREE, bus subsidy available for qualified groups
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Tour Description

For the festive holiday season, let your young students enjoy the colorful European Art and Arts of Hawaiʻi galleries. In the spirit of gift giving, students will guess and discover special presents for the people depicted in the artwork. In the Arts of Hawaiʻi gallery, works of art will be matched to the lyrics of the song The Twelve Days of Christmas. Students will create a golden angel to take home after they explore paintings of the Nativity from the Renaissance and discuss the source of the beautiful colors and the purposes of the elegant angels in these artworks.

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

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