October 26, 2013 – January 27, 2014
A private collection of over 60 stunning and pristine lei will be featured in "Ni‘ihau Shell Lei: Ocean Origins, Living Traditions" examines the science behind Ni‘ihau shells, as well as its manufacturing history and the master craftsman who make them.
This exhibit will be showcased in the Bishop Museum's Long Gallery.
Mahalo to our sponsors:
- Rapozo Kama‘aina Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation
- Hiroaki Elaine & Lawrence Kono Foundation
- Hawaiian Malacological Society
LEGO®: Travel Adventure
This October Bishop Museum will bring the blockbuster children’s exhibit, LEGO® Travel Adventure to Honolulu! In this exhibit, children are invited to create vehicles capable of flying, driving, and floating – or all three.
To go on a travel adventure to exotic locations, children are asked to think creatively, plan, and build vehicles to move through all kinds of terrain – mountains, oceans, jungles, deserts, and more. This newest LEGO exhibit is filled with colorful backdrops, kid-friendly building activities, and eye-popping LEGO sculptures.
A spaceship that sails under the sea? A blimp that ferries a boat? LEGO Travel Adventure invites children and families to use one of the greatest building materials of all time --- LEGO® bricks ---- as a vehicle for imagination. Where do you want to go? What does your vehicle need to do to get there? In LEGO Travel Adventure, you're not just along for the ride! Choose an amazing destination and build your dream machine! Inspired by LEGO models of famous vehicles like the Wright Brothers' biplane, you can make the perfect means of transportation. What will you build?
Fall 2011 - Fall 2014
Castle Hall’s second floor gallery features special treasured stories in focus cases, a timeline of Hawaiian history, video stations, and significant artifacts and document to relay the history of Japanese in Hawai‘i.
Inspiring stories abound when the discussion centers on the challenges faced by immigrants coming to a new homeland. Tradition and Transition, Stories of Hawai‘i Immigrants presents these and celebrates the diversity brought by all ethnic groups who contribute to the economic strength and cultural multiplicity of Hawai‘i.
Tradition and Transition, Stories of Hawai‘i's Immigrants celebrates the stories of challenge and victory, tales of hardship matched with those of success. It is a story that focuses on the strength of human spirit and the power of change.
For children, a Pā‘ani Place is for kids to learn about multi-ethnic playthings and pastimes.
The hallway adjacent to the main exhibition gallery is Ho‘olaulea Hall, filled with large photomurals, hanging celebratory items, and smaller exhibit cases that focus on multiethnic celebrations.
At the end of the Ho‘olaulea Hall, will be Ho‘okipa Parlor, a recreation of the interior of a plantation home living room, welcoming visitors who wish to sit a while and browse books on various local ethnic traditions or watch some old news reels of plantation-era Hawai‘i.
Tradition and Transition: Stories of Hawai‘i's Immigrants is funded by generous gifts from the Atsuhiko & Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation and Hawai‘i Imin Shiryo Hozon Kai.
The three floors of Hawaiian Hall take visitors on a journey through the different realms of Hawai‘i.
The first floor is the realm of Kai Ākea which represents the Hawaiian gods, legends, beliefs, and the world of pre-contact Hawai‘i.
The second floor, Wao Kanaka, represents the realm where people live and work; focusing on the importance of the land and nature in daily life.
The third floor, Wao Lani, is the realm inhabited by the gods; here, visitors will learn about the ali‘i and key moments in Hawaiian history.
Explore Moananuiākea, the wide expanse of Oceania, in Pacific Hall's newly renovated two-story gallery.
Encounter the family of the Pacific on the first floor, which is filled with cultural treasures - model canoes, woven mats, contemporary artwork, and videos of Pacific scholars.
On the second floor, learn about the origins and migrations of Pacific peoples through the fields of archaeology, oral traditions, and linguistics.
Learn how the peoples of Oceania are diverse, yet deeply connected.
Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kāhili Room
The Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kāhili Room honors cherished ali‘i and displays the precious Kāhili (feather standards) associated with them.
On display here are portraits of the Hawaiian Monarchy and some of their personal effects.
This 16,500 square-foot facility adds a new dimension to the Museum by providing exhibits that are immersive and interactive – with a strong emphasis on better understanding Hawai‘i’s environment.
Visitors become active participants in exploring areas of science in which Hawai‘i has gained international recognition for cutting edge research – including volcanology, oceanography, and biodiversity.
Hawai‘i Sports Hall of Fame
The Hawai‘i Sports Hall of Fame records for all time, with pictures and memorabilia, the outstanding accomplishments of Hawai‘i's sports history.
The primary goal of this exhibit is to encourage our youth to emulate these outstanding athletes for their devotion, dedication, pursuit of athletic excellence and steadfast character.