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Kaʻiwakīloumoku

E Kū Ke Ola I Ka Moku

Ensuring a Vibrant Hawaiian Society

Today, Kamehameha Schools strives to strengthen the culture, identity, and vibrancy of the Hawaiian people by hooking together communities and networks that extend throughout Hawaiʻi, the greater Pacific, and beyond.

About the Center

The Kaʻiwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center is a community gathering space dedicated to Nohona Hawaiʻi, Hawaiian living and learning. It is designed to host ceremonies, events, and a variety of learning activities in multiple indoor and outdoor settings. A prime venue to welcome visitors, Kaʻiwakīloumoku belongs to a Pacific network of indigenous partners who value ancestral knowledge, celebrate traditional wayfinding, and are committed to the restoration of our Pacific home—Moananuiākea.

Location & Contact

Kaʻiwakīloumoku is located at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama. During the regular school day, from 8am–2pm, prior approval is required for campus access (except for KS staff); please see contact information below for assistance. Community events are typically scheduled in the afternoons and evenings on weekdays, and on Saturdays. The Center is closed on Sundays and holidays.

Contact Info
Address: 1887 Makuakāne Street, Honolulu, HI 96817-1887
Main Switchboard: (808) 842-8211
ʻAlohikūlani Du Pont, Reception: (808) 842-8605, aldupont@ksbe.edu
Jamie Mililani Fong, Manager: (808) 842-8655, jafong@ksbe.edu

How to Reserve

Kaʻiwakīloumoku supports activities and events that are aligned with the cultural heritage and educational mission and goals of Kamehameha Schools. The Center does not accommodate standing meetings nor does it host personal, non-business functions (i.e. wedding or memorial receptions, graduation or birthday parties, commercial activities, etc.). The facility is closed on Sundays and holidays.

Requestors who meet the above criteria, please click here to review Procedures.

Heritage Corridor

The Bishop Memorial Chapel represents Princess Pauahi’s Christian faith. The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Heritage Center houses her personal effects and honors her chiefly lineage. The Kaʻiwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center is a gathering place for her beneficiaries to practice Nohona Hawaiʻi, Hawaiian living and learning. Together, the three facilities form a heritage corridor. Click below to see a brief video of the Strategic Plan 2020 ceremony and blessing, Wehena Kaiao, held in 2015 which depicts the ceremonial use of this corridor to honor the beloved founder of Kamehameha Schools.

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel

Chaplain’s Office
Kamehameha Schools
1887 Makuakāne Street
Honolulu, HI 96817-1887
Phone: (808) 842-8204
Fax: (808) 842-8140
Email: chapel@ksbe.edu
Website: https://apps.ksbe.edu/bmc/

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Heritage Center

Nanea Armstrong-Wassel
1887 Makuakāne Street
Honolulu, HI 96817-1887
Phone: (808) 842-8635
Email: naarmstr@ksbe.edu

History

Click here to learn about the history of the Center and to see video highlights from the Kaʻiwakīloumoku Opening Ceremony.