Explore cultural diversity across thousands of islands in the Pacific Ocean.
The countries collectively referred to as the Pacific Islands—including New Guinea, New Zealand, Hawaii, the Marshall Islands, the Philippines, and many more—are separated by thousands of miles of ocean. The people who live on these islands speak many different languages and observe vastly different historical traditions and modern ways of life. In the Regenstein Halls of the Pacific, visitors can explore the history and culture of some of these islands through hundreds of contemporary and historical objects on display, including masks, wood carvings, and instruments. These items, alongside stories shared by Pacific Islanders themselves, showcase the geographic and cultural diversity of this region.