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9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Daily Programs

Getting Here

1525 Bernice Street
Honolulu, HI 96817


Plan Your Visit

The Monarchs Tour

Mobile Audio Tours

Free audio tours are available in English, Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean.

NEW – Voyaging Tour!

Tours included with Admission

Everyday our staff and volunteers lead free guided tours throughout our campus. Learn about the history, peoples, plants and animals of the most remote archipelago on Earth.

Shop Pacifica

Visit Shop Pacifica for the best in Hawaiian fashion and handmade creations, Bishop Museum souvenirs, local snacks and so much more.

Bishop Museum Café by Highway Inn

Hawaiian plates, poke bowls, sandwiches, and snacks are available from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily.

Daily Lava Pour



Now Open! – The Machine Inside: Biomechanics

See why every living thing is a machine built to survive, move, and discover, and explore how these marvels of natural engineering inspire us.

NASA’s Earth Observing Mission

Experience NASA's satellites, in our newest exhibition, at the J. Watumull Planetarium!

Honolulu Biennial 2017, March 8 – May 8

celebration of contemporary art from the Americas, Asia, and the Pacific

Now Open! – Hulia ‘Ano: Inspired Patterns

Patterns, intricate and vibrant, are a trademark of Hawaiian artistic expression, whether stamped onto barkcloth, drawn onto gourds, woven into mats or pricked into skin.


Explore Our Collections

Bishop Museum collections from Hawaii and the Pacific are among the largest and most important in the world.

Into the Field

Learn about the research projects Bishop Museum scientists are working on in the Hawaiian Islands and the greater Pacific Basin.


Online Data

We are pleased to share with the public some of the many databases and online resources that help our researchers analyze and study Hawai‘i and the Pacific region.

Get Involved

Become a Member

Enjoy special events, lectures, workshops, and exhibit previews throughout the year with other members of Bishop Museum's `ohana.

Donate Today

Provide a steady stream of support for Bishop Museum's collections, research, and education programs.

Ka ‘Elele – The Journal of the Bishop Museum

Ka ‘EleleThe Journal of the Bishop Museum

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Working with the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum is about more than just paying the bills.