EXHIBITS AT KOKE`E NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Become a member and support the little gem of a museum in the middle of Waimea and Kōke‘e State Parks. Exhibits provide an overview of the natural and cultural history highlighting the unique story of one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Although the real natural history exists outside, valuable insights can be found in the 1885 botanical prints by Isabella Sinclair, mounted native forest birds and invasive game animals. See and feel samples of wood from the forest trees, many only found in the Hawaiian Islands. Learn about the complex of hiking trails that can be found in the parks. Shop for books, maps, and other unique items. Kōke‘e Natural History Museum is a must see for those visiting Kōke‘e State Park.
Coming soon: New exhibits telling the unique story of Laka, deity of the forests and patron of the hula; the Hawaiians' use of the forest; the development of irrigation ditches and recreational trails systems; the Civilian Conservation Corps forestation; and the development of the parks and Hui o Laka. Many pioneers will be highlighted in the storytelling.