$5 for a One-Day Pass to the Honolulu Academy of Arts (Up to $10 Value)

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In a Nutshell

  • Enormous, eclectic collection of artistic work
  • Free guided and audio tours

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires May 9, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Not valid on last Friday of every month. Not valid at Academy Shop, Doris Duke Theater, or Pavilion Cafe. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Sight, the workhorse of the five senses, puts in too many hours keeping man from falling in manholes. Reward the most overworked sense with today's Groupon: for $5, you get a one-day pass to the Honolulu Academy of Arts, located next to Thomas Square (up to a $10 value; admission is always free for kids 12 and younger and $5 for seniors, students, and military members).

The state's only dedicated art museum accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Honolulu Academy of Arts is an 83-year-old bulwark of Honolulu's cultural community. The Academy's massive collection represents millennia of artistic achievement and creative work from Asia, Europe, and the Americas, from the oils of Monet to an approximately 4,500-year-old marble sculpture presumed to have been carved entirely by karate chop. Cruise your corneas around exhibitions such as Very Funny!: Satire and Subversion in 18th- and 19th-Century Prints (running through January 23) and Four Thousand Years of Southeast Asian Art (running through January 9), the latter of which features about 150 pieces from Thailand and Cambodia, almost none of them Elvis-themed. Adults can partake in hour long guided tours free with admission, or opt to embark on a solitary artistic odyssey by downloading the Academy's complimentary audio tour.

Reviews

The Honolulu Academy of Arts has a near-perfect 4.5-star average rating from Yelpers, an average of four owl eyes from TripAdvisors, and is recommended by Zagat:

  • The collection is amazing and the grounds make it even more stunning. – hiloprgal, Zagat
  • We recently toured the Academy of Arts on our Oahu visit earlier this month. We had been there several times before, but never get tired of going there. The building itself is a treasure, with its many patios, beautiful gardens, wrought iron gates and interesting statuary. – Giovana, TripAdvisor
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    Makiki - Lower Punchbowl - Tantalu

    900 S Beretania St.

    Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

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