Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum

Many Islands. Many Stories. One Museum.


Welcome to Our Community House

Hello, Alii, Aloha, Bula Vi Naka, Fakaalofa Lahi Atu, Fakatalofa Atu, Gude, Hafa Adai, Halo Oloketa, Iokwe, 'Iorana, Kaoha, ​Kaselehlia, Kia Ora, Kia Orana, Lorana, Lwen Wo, Malo E Lelei, Mauri, Mogethin, Ran Allim, Talofa, Taloha Ni, Tyavwar O!​

Over many centuries, and through wars, political upheavals, immigration, religious incursions, and environmental challenges, one central galvanizing value has been a constant – the community. 

Throughout all Oceania, there has always been a central meeting place. Known by many different names in different cultures, it is a community house – to foster intercultural exchanges with appreciation and respect.

The Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum acknowledges the Tongva people as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (Los Angeles basin, South Channel Islands) and pay our respects. Thank you for receiving us.



Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum

695 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802

Free parking available across the street from the museum at 638 Alamitos Ave, next to 644 Alamitos Ave. The parking lot can be distinguished by a mural of a woman with an alligator.

To ensure the health and well-being of our staff and community, we are by appointments only until end of January 2022. Please send an email to info@pieam.org and include date, time, number of people.  Proof of full COVID-19 vaccinations or negative test result within 72 hours of arrival for all visitors and/or vendors over the age the 18 required. Must present upon entry. Face coverings are required for all visitors.


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WednesdaySunday,11:00am - 3:30pm 
By Appointment Only. Email info@pieam.org

Please note, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, these dates are subject to change​.

No food or drinks allowed.





$5 General Admission
$3 Seniors (62+)
$3 Students with ID
Free for P
IEAM Members (Join Now)
Free for Children under 12

The museum is currently not offering group tours.