Patrons can immerse themselves in a variety of exhibits and discover the science and culture of Hawai`i
About This Deal
- General Admission entry
- Age ranges for age-specific tickets: youth 4–17
- Free admission to children aged 3 and under (might be subject to change)
- Onsite cafe: yes
- Onsite gift shop: yes
- Parking and directions
- Opens daily from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (Closed Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day)
- Some exhibits and collections might require the presence of an adult to accompany children or youth
About Bishop Museum
Discover the science and culture of Hawai'i at Bishop Museum featuring, interactive exhibits, hands-on programs, and a collection of nearly 25 million cultural treasures and scientifically significant specimens unlike any other museum in the world.
As Hawai`i’s museum, we are the stewards of primary source materials across the Pacific, which covers one-third of the planet. We are an institution where learning comes to life. As people of the Pacific who have unique perspectives to share and embraces a strong sense of pride. Our scientists are addressing biodiversity across the Pacific and tackling the issues facing our fragile environment to ensure a sustainable future. Museums are not about the past; they are about the future. We serve those who have come before us, who are here now and are yet to arrive.
- Hawaiian Hall—three floors where visitors can learn about Hawaiian gods, legends, beliefs, the importance of land and nature in daily life, and key moments of Hawaiian history in pre-contact Hawai‘i.
- Pacific Hall—learn how the peoples of Oceania are diverse, yet deeply connected. Two floors house cultural treasures such as canoes, contemporary art, mats, and give the opportunity to learn about migrations and origins through linguistics, traditions, and archeology through the origins and migrations of Pacific peoples.
- Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kāhili Room—a chance to learn about Kāhili (feather standards) and view the portraits of The Hawaiian Monarchy.
- Nā Ulu Kaiwi‘ula Native Hawaiian Garden—maintained by Museum's Botany Department, the Garden showcases plants important to Hawaiian culture.
- Richard T. Mamiya Science Adventure Center—immersive and interactive exhibits about volcanology, biodiversity, and oceanography showcased on 16,500 square-foot facilities.
- J. Watumull Planetarium—recognized as the first planetarium in Polynesia. The Chronos II star machine provides one of the most vivid, realistic recreations of the night sky available today. The Digistar full-dome video system allows visitors to experience many different featured programs on how to navigate by the stars, solar systems and much more.
- Mai Kinohi Mai : Surfing in Hawai'i — the exhibit features surfing as a culture, lifestyle, art, and science and displays photographs and archival materials on this subject. (thru March 28, 2021)
- Spineless Wonders : Rising From the Deep — the exhibit showcases rare creatures photographed by Susan Middleton and encounter an array of marine invertebrates from the Museum’s collections, rarely seen on view with such clarity. (thru June 28, 2020)
- Kuala Piko : The Source of Strings — starting in the late nineteenth century, Hawaiian musicians began a major movement that spread far beyond their island home. This exhibit will present these groundbreaking individuals as more than the virtuoso performers they are already known to be for the first time ever. (June 15, 2020 — January 21, 2021)