May 27, 2016 

Bishop Museum presents the Hawai‘i Monarchs Tour

New tour combines O‘ahu historic attractions ‘Iolani Palace and Bishop Museum

Honolulu, HI Bishop Museum has announced their newest venture, the Hawai‘i Monarchs Tour to begin June 1. The tour will feature a combination experience including stops at the Bishop Museum and ‘Iolani Palace with lunch and transportation provided. The tour will be offered weekly on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and runs through the day from 8 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Guests embarking on the tour will first travel back in time at ‘Iolani Palace from its completion in 1882 to the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893. The journey begins with captivating stories about the royal residents and how they lived, as guests are led through the first floor state rooms and second floor private quarters. This National Historic Landmark, a must-see among visitors and locals alike, celebrates a time when their Majesties, King Kalākaua, and his sister and successor, Queen Lili‘uokalani, walked its celebrated halls.

Guests can relax as they are transported to the second stop on the tour at Hawai‘i’s own Bishop Museum. Upon arrival the group will be greeted by a docent and led to Bishop Museum Café by Highway Inn for a taste of local favorites like Kalua Pig or Pineapple Shoyu Chicken. A tasty Veggie Wrap will be offered as a vegetarian option. Following lunch, guests will travel further back in time and embrace the true spirit of the Hawaiian Islands as they journey through Bishop Museum’s 3,900 exhibits. Here, visitors will learn stories of the trials and triumphs of Hawai‘i’s Ali‘i (royal class). In addition, guests can take advantage of the museum’s guided tours included in the admission:

11:00 – In My Backyard – Planetarium Show

A delightful tour of the night sky with cartoons and songs, great for children!

11:00 – Nā Mea Makamae a Kahiko, Treasures of the Past

Learn about the culture and history of Hawai‘i and the Pacific on this guided gallery tour through historic Hawaiian Hall.

11:30 – The Sky Tonight – Planetarium Show

Explore the current evening sky in Hawai‘i under the guidance of a planetarium presenter. Visitors will get a star map (yours to take home!) to help find tonight’s constellations and planets.

12:00 – The Hot Spot Rock: Lava demo for Kids!

Learn about Hawai‘i’s volcanoes and watch rock and cinder melt in this exciting live lava demonstration! See real lava! Great for children ages 2-10 years.

1:00 – Nā Mea Makamae a Kahiko, Treasures of the Past

Learn about the culture and history of Hawai‘i and the Pacific on this guided gallery tour through historic Hawaiian Hall.

The Hawai‘i Monarchs Tour offers a pickup option from seven different Waikiki locations. Admission starts at $89.00 for children (4-12) and $109.00 for adults. Lap children 3 and under are free (lap child does not occupy a seat on vehicle and does not receive own lunch). For more information on the Hawai‘i Monarchs Tour please visit www.bishopmuseum.org. If you have additional questions or would like to make a reservation please call (808)-847-8234. Open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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About Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum:

The Bishop Museum was founded in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop in memory of his wife Bernice Pauahi Bishop, a royal descendant of King Kamehameha I. Bishop Museum is proud to be recognized as the principal museum of the Pacific, housing the world’s largest collection of Hawaiian and Pacific artifacts and natural history specimens. In total, Bishop Museum’s collections consist of more than 25 million items including over 22 million biological specimens and more than two million cultural artifacts derived from a legacy of research spanning more than 125 years. These collections also include more than 115,000 historical publications, one million historical photographs, films, works of art, audio recordings and manuscripts. More than 300,000 people visit the Museum each year, including over 40,000 schoolchildren. For more information, please visit www.bishopmuseum.org, follow @BishopMuseum on Twitter and Instagram, become a fan of Bishop Museum on Facebook, visit Bishop Museum’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/BishopMuseum, or call (808) 847-3511.

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