Aug 2 - October 27, 2014
Gaze upon art made up of iridescent butterflies, dainty sea horses, and shimmering beetle shell jewelry. The first exhibit of its kind in Hawai'i showcasing some of the more fascinating, incredible, and beautiful natural history specimens from the collections of the Bishop Museum. The most fascinating and beautiful specimens were carefully chosen for display, from over 22 million specimens.
September 27, 2014 through January 11, 2015
Scream Machines explores the science behind roller coasters through fun, interactive experiences. Settle into your seat for a roller coaster ride simulator - "Ride the Great Ones" lets you experience five of the world's greatest roller coasters viewed on a large screen from the seat of a roller coaster car.
Equally popular is "Revolver," or "The Spin Room." Enter a circular space, about ten feet across, and feel the entire room start to turn. As the room rotates, roll a ball to someone on the far side of the revolving room. A little bit of a challenge, since the entire room is spinning! It's a good demonstration of what NASA does when it aims a rocket at Mars – the rocket is aimed at where Mars will be when the rocket arrives there, not where the planet is at launch. On a smaller scale, "The Spin Room" requires the same technique of aiming the ball at where the person will be when the ball arrives.
Fall 2011 - Summer 2015
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.
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 is a gallery of two floors representing the peoples of Pacific cultures across Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia.
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.
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.
The Hawai‘i Sports Hall of Fame records for all time, with pictures and memorabilia, the outstanding accomplishments of Hawai‘i's sports history.