No, benefits are for the Primary Adult and/or Second Adult (if applicable) listed by name on the account, and children must be named as well. Benefits are non-transferable to another adult if second adult named on the membership account is not present, and the same applies for children.
You can call the Membership Office at 808.847.8296 or by email at and we will be happy to answer any questions.
  • Unlimited free admission to Bishop Museum
  • Unlimited free admission to J. Watumull Planetarium matinees & discounts on evening shows
  • Exclusive Member Previews for select exhibits
  • Discounts on special museum programs and events
  • Subscription to Ka`Elele, the Museum’s journal and e-newsletter
  • Discounts on special programs and events
  • 20% discount on Bishop Museum Press books
  • 10% discount in the Museum’s gift shops & cafe
  • New! Free tickets to Museum After Dark, and annual after-hours event
  • New! Free parking
  • New! Bishop Museum Members now eligible to join Kamehameha Federal Credit Union

*Benefits are non-transferable from person to person.  Children or grandchildren must be accompanied by an adult member.

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Your new membership package and permanent member cards will arrive by United States Postal Service within 7-10 business days.
Yes. To learn more about parking, please visit our Parking FAQs.
Bishop Museum membership is non-transferable, and the adult (parent or grandparent) whose name is on the membership card must accompany their children when visiting the Museum.
Yes, the front desk will ask for a photo ID to verify your identity along with the membership card.
Yes, membership is non-transferable and the member whose name appears on the membership card must accompany guests when visiting the Museum. Two guests per membership account are permitted.
Members at the Patron level or above are permitted free admission to Bishop Museum & Planetarium for two guests during the Museum’s business hours only (when accompanied by the member). Guests are not permitted for after-hours Museum programming, including Member Previews, Traditions of the Pacific lectures and workshops, and other after hours member programming unless otherwise specified.
Yes! Gift memberships can be purchased online or by calling 808.847.8296. Gift memberships are perfect for Christmas, birthdays, graduations and any other special occasion. Please have the name, address, phone, and email for your gift recipient ready to ensure a smooth transaction. If you don’t have this information handy, we suggest you purchase a Bishop Museum gift card instead, which can be used later to purchase a membership. To purchase a gift card, call the Shop Pacifica at 808.848.4158.
Our membership program was created with our kama‘āina residents in mind. Our membership prices are determined by our current kama‘āina/military admission rates to make sure that membership remains a great value for our visitors and especially for the people of Hawai‘i.
Bishop Museum welcomes gifts of stock. To facilitate a smooth transaction, please call Courtney Chow at 808.848.4187 or email at to notify the Museum of your stock gift prior to transfer.
Your annual membership dues directly help to sustain the Museum’s daily operating costs. Your membership support also enables the Museum to maintain and develop its exhibitions, educational programming, and the care of its vast collections of over 25 million cultural and natural artifacts.
Yes, all main exhibit spaces and galleries are whellchair accessible, including Hawaiian Hall, Pacific Hall, the first and second floors of the Harold K.L. Castle Memorial Building, the Richard T. Mamiya Science Adventure Center, the Sports Hall of Fame in the Pākī building, as well as the Planetarium, Shop Pacifica, and Café.
As a Patron member or above, your Bishop Museum membership card is printed with an ASTC logo on the right hand side. Simply show your Bishop Museum membership card and photo ID at any participating institution for free or discounted admission benefits. Please note that each ASTC Passport Program participant sets the parameters of their participation, thus benefits vary and restrictions may apply.
Membership is non-transferable from one household to another. However, if you have questions about name changes on your membership record, please contact the Membership Office at 808.847.8296.
Yes, general admission fees can be applied towards any Bishop Museum membership level within seven days with an accompanying receipt.  This offer cannot be redeemed online.

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If you have General Development questions, please contact Bishop Museum’s Development Office at 808.848.4172 for more information.

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