Using the latest technology available, the hall features sounds of the past and present, as well as images of people across the Pacific. Visitors will be surprised to see how traditions have been upheld over thousands of years, and the many similarities we see between our Hawaiian culture and language and those of other Oceanic cultures.

On the first floor, individual cases explore subjects of daily living, subsistence, ritual practices, and ocean navigation. The second floor focuses on the history of the region and communicates how the disciplines of archaeology, anthropology, and linguistics have been used to provide concrete evidence of ancestral ties across the Pacific. The second floor explores questions about how and when the settlement of the Pacific took place.

DONATE

JOIN

LEAVE A LEGACY

Museum Hours

Open every day
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Getting Here

Admission Rates

Parking

Campus Map

Happening Today

Have questions about visiting the Museum? We can kōkua (help)! Call 808.847.3511 or message ask@bishopmuseum.org

Upcoming events

Stars & Guitars Evening Planetarium Show

December 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 3, 2016,
and An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 17, 2016

Laser Zeppelin

December 3 @ 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until January 8, 2017

Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon

December 3 @ 9:00 pm - 9:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until January 8, 2017

Nā Mea Makamae a Kahiko, Treasures of the Past – Guided Tour

December 4 @ 10:00 am - 10:25 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until May 7, 2017

In My Backyard

December 4 @ 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until January 8, 2017

Nā Mea Makamae a Kahiko, Treasures of the Past – Guided Tour

December 4 @ 11:00 am - 11:25 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until May 7, 2017