Daily Programs

10:00 a.m. - Eō mai: Welcome Tour

Join us for an overview tour of the Bishop Museum. Learn about its founding, history, and architectural aspects.
25 minutes - Museum entrance by Main Box Office

10:30 - Nā Ulu o Kaiwi‘ula, Garden Tour

This guided tour of our native garden explores three sections of an ahupua‘a, from the mountain to the lowlands and beach. Hear how Hawaiians use plants for their health and wellness.
25 min - Entrance to Hawaiian Hall

11:00 - Kai Ākea, Hawaiian Origins - Gallery Tour

Take a tour of Hawaiian Hall’s first floor. Delve into this watery realm of gods, creation, and migration. Presented by Hawaiian Airlines.
25 min - 1st floor entry to Hawaiian Hall

11:00 - In My Backyard - Planetarium Show

Explore the moon, planets and stars with music.
Great for children ages 3 – 8
25 min - J. Watumull Planetarium - No Late Seating

11:30 - The Sky Tonight - Planetarium Show

In this live program you’ll explore the current evening sky in Hawai‘i under the guidance of one of our planetarium presenters, enhanced with our new full dome Digistar 4 system. You’ll get a star map (yours to take home!) to help find tonight’s constellations and planets.
25 min - J. Watumull Planetarium - No Late Seating

12:00 - Meet Me At the Hot Spot - Lava Melting Demonstration

Learn about Hawai‘i’s volcanoes and see rock and cinder melt in this exciting and unique lava-melting demonstration. This show is fully bilingual, in English and Japanese.
25 min - Science Adventure Center Hot Spot Theater

12:00 p.m. - Moananuiākea, Oceania - Gallery Tour

Take a journey through the vast island family of Oceania in the newly renovated Pacific Hall..
25 min - 2nd floor, Pacific Hall

12:30 p.m. - Wao Kanaka: Where People Live - Gallery Tour

Take a tour of Hawaiian Hall’s second floor. Explore the daily life of the ancient Hawaiians and their connections to the land.
25 min - 2nd floor, Hawaiian Hall

12:45 - Explorers of Polynesia - Planetarium Show - JAPANESE

From Hawai‘i to Tahiti by the stars. This classic program explores the early history of the voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a and gives you a chance to try your hand at navigation.
45 min - J. Watumull Planetarium - No Late Seating

1:00 - Changing Daily Program

Every afternoon our staff present storytelling, informative lectures, hands-on activities or behind-the-scenes information. Check on on-site signage to see what we're offering that day.
25 min - Hawaiian Hall Atrium & Planetarium Rotunda

1:30 - Wayfinders: Waves, Winds, and Stars - Planetarium Show

This brand new fulldome program puts you on the deck of the voyaging canoe Hōkūle'a as you explore traditional Polynesian navigation and find your own way to Tahiti from Hawai'i. Produced by Bishop Museum in collaboration with Polynesian Voyaging Society and 1001 Stories.
45 min - J. Watumull Planetarium - No Late Seating

2:30 - The Fun Show - Planetarium Show

Our planetarium presenters like to have fun and show off their cool equipment. Come check out our new projection system and star machine with a test drive through space.
25 min - J. Watumull Planetarium - No Late Seating

2:30 - Meet Me At The Hot Spot - Lava Melting Demonstration

Learn about Hawai‘i’s volcanoes and see rock and cinder melt in this exciting and unique lava-melting demonstration.
25 min - Science Adventure Center Hot Spot Theater

3:00 - Wao Lani: Of Gods and Chiefs - Gallery Tour

Take a tour of Hawaiian Hall’s third floor. Learn about the lives of the ali‘i, chiefly descendants of the gods, their challenges, and their legacies.
25 min - 3rd floor Hawaiian Hall

3:30 - The Sky Tonight - Planetarium Show

In this live program you’ll explore the current evening sky in Hawai‘i under the guidance of one of our planetarium presenters, enhanced with our new full dome Digistar 4 system. You’ll get a star map (yours to take home!) to help find tonight’s constellations and planets.
25 min - J. Watumull Planetarium - No Late Seating

Hawaiian Hall programs were developed with support from Education Through Cultural and Historical Organizations (ECHO), US Department of Education.

Please note: we will not offer our regular planetarium schedule on the following two days:
Saturday April 5 2014 ("Grow Hawaiian" Day)
Saturday April 12 2014 (YMCA Healthy Kids Day)

Instead, in order to accommodate as many planetarium visitors as possible on these two busy days, April 5 and April 12, we will offer this schedule:
Planetarium Fun Show every half hour from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (No show at 12:30 or 1 p.m.)