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Life Through Time

April 27 through September 15, 2013

The entertaining and educational exhibit features 10 full-sized moving and roaring animatronic dinosaurs and ice-age mammals. The exhibition starts in the time of the Ice Age, more than 2.6 million years ago, with a family of Saber Tooth Tigers and a Mastodon, which most closely resembles a modern day elephant. Going even farther back in time, visitors are transported to the age of the dinosaurs where they will encounter the infamous Tyrannosaurus Rex and a giant Apatosaurus, once known commonly as a Brontosaurus. Examine the hatchlings of the Maiasaura and see how dinosaurs cared for and raised their young.


'Ike Loloa: A Long Insightful Journey

May 17, 2013 - October 7,2013

Since 2006, the Maoli Arts Month (MAMo) Award has been bestowed upon more than 20 Native Hawaiian master visual artists. From painters to carvers of stone and wood, from lauhala weavers to kapa artists, these awardees bear testament to the depth, diversity and artistry of the Hawaiian community. Bishop Museum's commitment to honoring these awardees has included hosting an annual exhibition in the J. M. Long Gallery.

This year's awardee is Ivy Hāli'imaile Andrade, better known as Maile Andrade. She will receive the MAMo Award in a public presentation in Bishop Museum's Atrium Courtyard on Friday, May 17th at 6 p.m., followed by the opening of the exhibition, 'Ike Loloa: A Long Insightful Journey. The exhibition will remain on display until October 7, 2013.


Tradition and Transition: Stories of Hawai‘i Immigrants

Fall 2011 - Summer 2013

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 immigrants in Hawai‘i.


Hawaiian Hall

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.

Pacific Hall - Opening Fall 2013

Pacific hall is a gallery of two floors representing the peoples of Pacific cultures across Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia.

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.

Richard T. Mamiya Science Adventure Center

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.


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