School Tours

Contact Mike Smola, Curator of Programs

(808) 447-3920

msmola@missionhouses.org

Availability

Tuesday – Friday
9:00 AM and 9:30 AM
Special arrangements can be made for programs on weekends or at different times. Groups are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes before scheduled start time.

Admission

$4 per student, minimum 10 students. Scholarships are available to cover transportation!

Chaperones

Please note: per HI DOE guidelines, HMH requires 1 chaperone per 10 students. All necessary chaperones are free. Additional adults will be charged based upon the structure. 1 adult per 10 students is allowed free. All chaperones are expected to stay with their students. Each adult over this ratio is $8.00. One free adult per 10 students. Exemptions: State Mandated Personal Assistants.

On-Site Programs

School programs at the Hawaiian Mission Houses encourage vocabulary development, critical thinking skills,  address a number of Hawai‘i State Standards (DOE), and are aligned with Common Core where appropriate. Our programs and activities are arranged by themes.  If a program appeals to you but is not geared toward your students’ grade level, please contact us to see how we might be able to accommodate you. Please choose the theme or themes that best apply to what you are teaching in the classroom, and then pick the activities you wish to have your students experience during your visit.  You may choose multiple themes and activities. Time frames for each activity are given. The activities may add up to only 2 hours. There are also suggested pre-visit and post-visit extension activities available upon request.

Pick 2 of these 15-minute activities
Why the Missionaries came to Hawai‘i (For grades K – 4 or grades 5 – 8)
Class Map of the Missionary Journey (For grades K – 4)
Journey to the Hawaiian Islands (For grades 5 – 8)
Changes at the Mission Houses and Church (For grades K – 4 or grades 5 – 8)

Pick 1 of these 30-minute activities
Printing Press (For grades K – 4 or grades 5 – 8)
Quill Writing (For grades K – 4 or grades 5 – 8)
Letters Written to the ABCFM (For grades 5 – 8)

30-minute activity
Students will participate in a school ho‘ike (examination) as described in an 1831 letter from Rev. Reuben Tinker using 
period materials like a slate pencil and slate.

30-minute activity 
A tour of the 1821 Mission House tailored to meet DOE standards for different grade levels

30-minutes activity
Experience being Dr. Judd’s apprentice in 19th century Hawaiian and Western Medicine. Learn about medical practice, basic anatomy, and how Dr. Judd combined both Western and Hawaiian remedies in his own practice. Students will be able to prepare 19th century remedies like Brandreth’s Pills and its Hawaiian equivalent. 

Pick 2 of these 15-minute activities
Chores (For grades K – 4 or grades 5 – 8)
Games (For grades K – 4)
Candle Making (For grades K – 4 or grades 5 – 8)
Play and Leisure (For grades 5 – 8)

30-minute activity
Analysis of Photographs and Primary Source Documents

30-minute activity
Use math and interpersonal skills to trade for needed materials using primary source documents as a guide to monetary values

30-minute activity
Analyze song lyrics and structures to learn how Hawaiian music changed in the 19th century

Hawai‘i State Standards (DOE)

K – SS.K.7.1, SS.K.7.2
Grade 2 – SS.2.7.2
Grade 3 – SS.3.7.5
Grade 4 – SS.4.7.2
Grade 5 – SS.5.1.1, SS.5.2.2
Grade 6 – SS.6.2.2
Grade 7 – SS.7HHK.3.3, SS.7PI.3.1
Grade 8 – SS.8.2.2

K – SS.K.1.1, SS.K.7.1
Grade 1 – SS.1.1.1, SS.1.7.1
Grade 2 – SS.2.7.1, 
Grade 3 – SS.3.2.1, SS.3.7.1
Grade 4 – SS.4.1.1, SS.4.7.3
Grade 5 – SS.5.1.1
Grade 6 – SS.6.1.1, SS.6.6.1
Grade 7 – SS.7HHK.1.1, SS.7HHK.7.1, SS.7PI.3.1, SS.7PI.7.1

Grade 1 – SS.1.2.1
Grade 2 – SS.2.2.1, SS.2.6.1
Grade 3 – SS.3.1.1, SS.3.6.3
Grade 4 – SS.4.3.3, SS.4.3.7, SS.5.6.3
Grade 5 – SS.5.1.1, SS.5.2.1
Grade 6 – SS.6.1.1, SS.6.7.3
Grade 7 – SS.7HHK.1.1, SS.7HHK.3.3
Grade 8 – SS.8.4.3

Grade 1 – SS.1.2.1, SS.1.3.1
Grade 2 – SS.2.2.1
Grade 3 – SS.3.2.1, SS.3.6.3
Grade 4 – SS.4.3.3, SS.4.3.7
Grade 5 – SS.5.2.2
Grade 6 – SS.6.1.1, SS.6.2.2, SS.6.7.3
Grade 7 – SS.7PI.3.1, SS.7PI.3.2
Grade 8 – SS.8.2.2

K – SS.K.8.1
Grad e 1– SS.1.2.1, SS 1.3.1, SS.1.8.1
Grade 2 – SS.2.2.1
Grade 3 – SS.3.6.3
Grade 4 – SS.4.3.3
Grade 5 – SS.5.2.2
Grade 6 – SS.6.1.1, SS.6.2.2, SS.6.7.3
Grade 7 – SS.7PI.3.1, SS.7PI.3.2

Grade 1 – SS.1.2.1
Grade 2 – SS.2.7.3
Grade 3 – SS.3.6.2, SS.3.6.3
Grade 4 – SS.4.3.3, SS.4.6.3

Grade 5 – SS.5.2.1, SS.5.2.2
Grade 6 – SS.6.2.1, SS.2.2, SS.6.6.1
Grade 7 – SS.7HK.3.3
Grade 8 – SS.8.2.2

Grade 1 – SS.1.5.1
Grade 3 – SS.3.1.1, SS.3.3.1, SS.3.6.1
Grade 4 – SS.4.3.7
Grade 5 – SS.5.2.2
Grade 6 – SS.6.2.2, SS.6.7.3
Grade 7 – SS.7PI.3.5
Grade 8 – SS.8.3.9

Grade 1 – SS.1.5.1
Grade 3 – SS.3.1.1, SS.3.3.1, SS.3.6.1
Grade 4 – SS.4.3.7
Grade 5 – SS.5.2.2
Grade 6 – SS.6.2.2, SS.6.7.3
Grade 7 – SS.7PI.3.5

Grade 1 – SS.1.5.1
Grade 3 – SS.3.1.1, SS.3.3.1, SS.3.6.1
Grade 4 – SS.4.3.7

Grade 1 – SS.1.2.1, SS.1.3.1
Grade 3 – SS.3.6.2, SS.3.6.3
Grade 4 – SS.4.1.1, SS.4.3.3, SS.4.3.7, SS.4.6.3 

Grade 1 – SS.1.5.1
Grade 3 – SS.3.1.1, SS.3.3.1, SS.3.6.1
Grade 4 – SS.4.3.7
Grade 5 – SS.5.2.2
Grade 6 – SS.6.1.1, SS.6.2.2, SS.6.7.3
Grade 7 – SS.7PI.3.1, SS.7PI.3.2
Grade 8 – SS.8.2.2

Grade 1 – SS.1.5.1
Grade 3 – SS.3.1.1, SS.3.3.1, SS.3.6.1
Grade 4 – SS.4.3.7

K – SS.K.6.1
Grade 1 – SS.1.6.1
Grade 2 – SS.2.6.1
Grade 3 – SS.3.6.3
Grade 4 – SS.4.3.3, SS.4.6.1
Grade 5 – SS.5.2.2
Grade 6 – SS.6.1.1, SS.6.2.2, SS.6.7.3
Grade 7 – SS.7PI.3.1, SS.7PI.3.2
Grade 8 – SS.8.2.2

Historic Site Hours

Public Hours
Tuesday – Saturday
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Administrative Offices
Monday – Saturday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Booking a school tour
Contact Mike Smola, Curator of Programs, (808) 447-3920, or msmola@missionhouses.org to schedule one of these programs

Costs for tours
$4 per student
1 adult for every 15 students free, $8 per adult over the ratio

Busing/transportation for under served communities in rural, outlying O‘ahu communities is offered on an as-needed basis.