Shangri La

Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design

Community update: COVID-19 health and safety

At this time, group tours are limited to 12 persons in accordance with state guidelines to ensure the health and safety of all visitors and staff.


Visiting Shangri La

Reservations are required to visit the Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design. Through a partnership with the Honolulu Museum of Art (HoMA), tours are offered Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, begin and end at HoMA, and include same day admission to HoMA. Each tour reservation is a 75-minute self-guided exploration of Shangri La with controlled access to the grounds. Admission to HoMA will be automatically added to your cart during check-out.

Visitors are required to follow all Health & Safety policies for the duration of their tour of Shangri La and visit to HoMA. Kama‘āina are welcome to book free tours every first Saturday of the month.

All tours for December and January are sold out. Tickets for the month of February will be released on January 6 at 10am HST.


What to Expect


Book a Tour

Reservations are required to visit Shangri La. Tour reservations can be made online in advance.

Read about COVID-19 Health & Safety measures here.


Arrive at HoMA

Your tour reservation includes shuttle transportation to Shangri La from the Honolulu Museum of Art. Individual access to Shangri La is not allowed.

Check-in at HoMA begins at the designated tour times, 15 minutes before the shuttle departs.


Shuttle to Shangri La

Relax and enjoy the sights of Honolulu on a short 20-minute ride.


Experiencing Shangri La

Self-guided tours allow you to explore the museum and landscape at your own pace.


Return to HoMA

At the conclusion of your tour, return to HoMA on the shuttle, and enjoy the grounds and galleries with your complimentary admission.

Stop by the HoMA Shop for exclusive Shangri La merchandise and books, or visit the HoMA Cafe and Coffee Bar for lunch or refreshments.

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Doris Duke Foundations

Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design is a museum for learning about the global cultures of Islamic art and design in new and inspiring ways. The museum is a program of the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art through the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.


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