Etpison Museum

The museum collection includes displays on foreign influence, traditional money types, the famous 1st child birth ceremony, canoes and fish traps, rare sea shells, and master carvers’ storyboards. The museum recently added a selfie bai mural, plus a bird mural where tourists can identify the endemic birds of Palau, with sounds, photos and information on all of Palau’s birds with the iBird App.

hours of operation

Monday – Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: Closed

admission cost

$10.00 – Tourists; free for kids < 12, free for Palauans, free for school field trips

contact info

(680) 488-6730


The 3-story building houses 2 floors of Palauan and Micronesian artifacts, displays, photography and information. The top floor has restrooms, more displays, and a large gift shop selling art, jewelry, books and souvenirs.


The museum has spearheaded, participated, and donated photos to many non-profit cultural, conservation, and educational projects in Palau since its opening, a few of these projects are shown here in detail.


The museum opened this new art gallery at the Palau Pacific Resort in April 2017. The gallery showcases Palauan nature and culture with displays, slideshows and photography by Mandy Etpison, and sells high end souvenirs, art and photo prints.

Celebrating Culture

Please come and spend some time in our museum, you may learn something about Palau and Micronesia’s history you didn’t know. We are regularly updating, changing and adding to our displays and collection, so please visit us again when you next come to Palau! For more information on land tours (sightseeing), rock island tours, snorkeling, and diving, you can visit our sister-company Neco Marine.