Pacific Islands

Set sail and take in the colorful island life of the Pacific Islands.

masksDrums lead the way through these island chains where you'll make many discoveries - from the rituals of the Papuan Men's House to the beauty of Samoan dance and the mysteries of Easter Island. Learn about the practice of headhunting in Melanesia, and marvel over masks and river art of the Sepik peoples of New Guinea.

Opened in 1970, this hall displays over 260 objects from all areas in the Pacific Ocean including Australia, Indonesia, Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia.