As you are probably aware of at this point, certain factions of the United States government have become involved in a dispute which has resulted in some parts of the government being closed until further notice. While the shutdown will obviously be temporary, there are a number of affected areas in the interim. For travelers in certain areas of the country, some attractions which are involved with the federal government may or may not be open. If you were planning on visiting any Oahu Attractions today or in the near future, there are a few closings to be aware of.
Due to the Government Shutdown, the following Oahu Attractions (so far) are closed:
Pearl Harbor Memorial
Pearl Harbor Museum
Now that those Oahu attractions are off of your list of places to go and things to see, you are probably going to want to use your Go Oahu Card to go to some other popular destinations.
Although you won’t be able to get into the Pacific Aviation Museum at this point, a visit to the Bishop Museum is another option. Founded in 1889 by Charles Bishop in honor of his late wife, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop (the last descendant of the royal Kamehameha family), the Bishop Museum will be bringing the LEGO Travel Adventure exhibit to Honolulu starting on October 5. The exhibit challenges children to think creatively in order to create vehicles that are capable of flying, driving, and floating through mountains, oceans, jungles, deserts, and more.
Once you are finished with the LEGOs, the Bishop Museum’s regular collection of historical pieces, Hawaiian artifacts and royal family heirlooms of the Princess will be there for you to peruse. The museum also recently re-opened Pacific Hall – a two-floor gallery filled with fascinating Polynesian artifacts of ritual, daily life, warfare, religion, clothing, music and dance – so don’t forget to stop by and pay it a visit. Other area attractions that are educational, fun (and should be open) include the Polynesian Cultural Center and Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center.