Bishop Museum proudly offers several unique education programs in both culture and science education.  Your class can learn about the origin of the Hawaiian Islands in the Science Adventure Center, navigate on a canoe using the stars in the planetarium, and explore the ocean blue in Hawaiian Hall.  Or give your school group their own night at the museum by booking our Best of Honolulu family sleepover program!

The educational possibilities at Bishop Museum are endless! Come explore the cultural and natural history of Hawaii!

The Bishop Museum education department reaches an average of 20,000 students annually through field trips to Bishop Museum.  All of onsite and offsite education programs are aligned to Hawai‘i Content and Performance Standards III.

This web site provides information on the many Bishop Museum education programs available both onsite and offsite, including which standards and benchmarks each program is aligned with.  The site also provides an overview of the permanent and traveling exhibitions at the Museum.

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Collections

The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum has engaged in ethnological and biological studies in Hawai‘i and the Pacific Islands for over 100 years. Bishop Museum’s collections of artifacts and biological specimens, library of published and unpublished documents, biodiversity databases, and staff expertise make it an unparalleled source of knowledge on the Pacific Basin. We invite you to explore our collections, and make discoveries of your own.

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Research

Over the past 120 years, the Museum’s world renowned scientists have acquired 25 million items telling the full story of Hawai‘i and the Pacific. These items include cultural objects and biological specimens.

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