Blue Star Museum
Iolani Palace is a proud member of Blue Star Museums program, which offers free admission to U.S. active-duty military personnel and their families beginning from (Saturday, May 26, 2018) through Labor Day (Monday,September 3, 2018). Free admission is also extended to members of the National Guard and Reserve forces.
Blue Star Museums is a network consisting of the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and over 2,000 museums across the United States committed to offering free admission to members of the nation’s armed forces and their families.
For more information on visiting the Palace through Blue Star Museums, visit https://www.arts.gov/national/blue-star-museums#!HI
Iolani Palace will be closed on:
New Year's Day (Monday, January 1, 2018)
President's Day (Monday, February 19, 2018)
Memorial Day (Monday, May 28, 2018)
Independence Day (Wednesday, July 4, 2018)
Labor Day (Monday, September 3, 2018)
Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 22, 2018)
Christmas (Tuesday, December 25, 2018)
New Year's Day (Tuesday, January 1, 2019)
Terms and Conditions
Admission is free for members of the Friends of Iolani Palace. Not a member? Join now!
Japanese language Guided Tours are offered Monday through Friday at 11:30am, subject to docent availability.
The Palace encourages educators to bring their students on tour. Special school tours and group rates are available with advanced reservations.
Visitors are welcome to photograph the Iolani Palace interior, exterior and grounds for personal use; however, flash photography and video are not permitted inside the Palace. For the safety of our visitors and collections, Iolani Palace prohibits the use of tripods or selfie sticks. This is a preventive measure to protect visitors and objects, especially during crowded conditions. We encourage museum visitors to take selfies and share their experiences—and leave the selfie sticks in their bags.
Children under 5-years-old are free, they must be in a front-held infant/child carrier worn by an adult at all times or safely strapped in a stroller provided by Iolani Palace. There is no charge to use the Palace strollers and personal strollers are not permitted inside the Palace. If the child is being disruptive, Palace personnel will ask that the child be taken outside.
Not allowed: large bags, backpacks, luggage, food and beverages.