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Shangri La is a unique and memorable introduction to Islamic art, culture and design.

Group of nine visitors gathered around a tour guide in the Central Courtyard of Shangri La.

COVID-19: Health and Safety Update

March 12, 2020: Shangri La is closed to the public until further notice. Our priority is to protect the health and safety of our staff and visitors and support local, national and international efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. While there are no suspected or confirmed cases connected to the museum, we believe that this decision is in the best interest of public health. We look forward to announcing when we’ll be welcoming our visitors back to the museum!

    Guided tours

    Tours of Shangri La start and end at the Honolulu Museum of Art.

    Tours are offered Wednesday through Saturday. Tickets must be reserved in advance.


    General Admission


    with proof of residency

    The Shangri La tour program is facilitated by the Honolulu Museum of Art. You will be redirected to the Honolulu Museum of Art website to book your visit!

    Buy Tickets

    Google Streetview Tour

    Visit our Google Arts & Culture page to take a Google Streetview tour of the museum!

    You will be redirected to the Shangri La Google Arts & Culture page.

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What's new at the museum

  • Residency

    Kamran Samimi

    Kamran Samimi grew up in rural Laupāhoehoe on Hawai‘i Island, with an Iranian/Scandinavian background. Since 2008, his work has been shown extensively around Hawai‘i, the continental US, Australia, and Japan. He holds a BFA in printmaking and an MFA in sculpture and print media from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

    January 1, 2020 - July 31, 2020

  • Residency

    Ayodele Drum and Dance

    Chicago-based performing artist collective Ayodele Drum and Dance was featured in a Shangri La Residency from February 14-23, 2020. “Ayodele” is a Yoruba word that means “joy in the home” and the sister-circle collective of performing artists fosters community from a feminine perspective through diasporic African drum and dance, using the artform to heal, educate and motivate in an unending circle firmly rooted in joy.

    February 14, 2020 - February 23, 2020

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