Oct. 6, 2017

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Lesa Griffith

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OCT 15

Museum encourages kids to dress up for this pre-Halloween event where kids are royalty 

WHAT: Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: Princes and Princesses
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., activities end at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St.
COST: Free
INFO: 808-532-8701, (publishable)
High-res images available on request.

HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I—It’s an official tradition—come October, Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday is a kids’ warm-up for Halloween. This year the theme is Princes and Princesses, and the museum encourages kids to come in their royal finery.

Costumes not ready? We’ve got little guests covered—they can make their own prince or princess magic wands and shiny crowns.

On view will be LEGO castles created by the LEGO masters of LEAHI (LEGO Enthusiasts Association of Hawaii). And on stage will be Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band with their family-friendly songs and stories.

In the Doris Duke Theatre, families can watch free screenings of Kid Flix 2017 Part II, a selection of shorts from the New York International Children’s Film Festival. Show times are at 11:10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The museum invites visitors to enter the popular monthly drawing contest for children age 17 and under. The museum gives contestants a theme and drawing supplies. The winner receives a Supporting-level membership to the Honolulu Museum of Art ($100 value), and his or her artwork is used to create the following month’s event brochure and is posted on the museum website. Last month’s winner was Bryn Abe of Kailua—and her drawing of a cheerful prince and princess is on the cover of the program for this month’s event.

See the full schedule.

Families can ride the museum’s free shuttle up to Spalding House in Makiki Heights, where the museum has more free art fun. Kids can get a taste of life on the steppes when living history group Khanate of the Golden Horde transform the Spalding House lawn into a Mongolian Empire settlement. Kids can practice their aim on the archery range and take a look inside a yurt. 

About Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday
Since 2004, the third Sunday of every month at the Honolulu Museum of Art has been free to the public, thanks to Bank of Hawaii. Each event features a program of art activities, entertainment and demonstrations held throughout the museum.

See more information about the event.


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About the Honolulu Museum of Art

One of the world’s premier art museums, the Honolulu Museum of Art presents international caliber special exhibitions and features a collection that includes Hokusai, van Gogh, Gauguin, Monet, Picasso and Warhol, as well as traditional Asian and Hawaiian art.

Located in two of Honolulu’s most beautiful buildings, visitors enjoy two cafés, gardens, and films and concerts at the theater. The museum is dedicated to bringing together great art and people to create a more harmonious, adaptable, and enjoyable society in Hawai’i.


Honolulu Museum of Art: 900 S. Beretania Street
Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House: 2411 Makiki Heights Drive
Honolulu Museum of Art School: 1111 Victoria Street
Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center: 999 Bishop Street
Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre: 901 Kinau Street (at rear of museum)


Honolulu Museum of Art: Tues–Sun 10 am–4:30pm; closed Monday.
The Honolulu Museum of Art Café: lunch only, Tues.-Sat. 11:00 a.m.-2 p.m.

Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House: Tues–Sun 
Spalding House Café: lunch only, Tues.-Sun. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Admission (permits entry to both museums on the same day):

$20 general admission; $10 Hawai‘i residents and active duty military living in Hawai‘i; children 18 and under are free.

Admission is free to the shop, cafés, Robert Allerton Art Library and the art school. 

Parking: Validated parking at $5 for up to 5 hours is available in the Museum of Art School lot. Parking in the 1035 Kinau St. lot is free during evening and weekend hours till 11 p.m.

Free days: First Wednesday of every month   

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