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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 - In My Back Yard - Planetarium Show

A delightful tour of the night sky with cartoons and song. For younger audiences.
25 min - J. Watumull Planetarium - No Late Seating

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

11:30 - 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.

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

1:00 - Hana Ka Lima, He Apo Aloha - Lau Hala Bracelet Making Workshop

Try your hand at the artistry of lau hala weaving! An experienced weaver will guide you through the art of weaving pandanus leaf. Take home a beautiful momento of your museum visit. A handmade lau hala bracelet also makes the perfect gift for a loved one at home.
25 min - Hawaiian Hall Portico - Cost: $10, materials provided

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.