Bishop Museum offers a wide range of programs in culture and science.  This includes a variety of culture programs in the recently renovated Hawaiian Hall Complex. Science programs are offered both in the Richard T. Mamiya Science Adventure Center and at the NOAA funded Science on a Sphere, an interactive six-foot globe.

In addition, we offer programs on a wide range of astronomy topics in the Watumull Planetarium.  All programs in all areas are aligned with HCPS III.  Please see the individual program descriptions for an overview of which benchmarks are aligned to which programs.

Education programs range in length from 25 minutes to 1 hour.  There are no additional fees for programs but we generally have a limit of no more than two programs per group.

Check out our special Science Adventure Center program coinciding with the Journeys exhibit:

Take your class on an interactive adventure to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI).  Discover what marine debris is, where it comes from and how it affects the turtles, birds and marine life in the NWHI through storytelling, puppets and hands-on activities. Examine real marine debris and bird boluses from the NWHI, and then identify ways you can help solve the marine debris problem. Be sure to take advantage of this limited time only program!

Tales of Trash: Northwestern Hawaiian Islands for grades Pre-K – 3 Due to popular demand this limited engagement has now been extended through the end of the 2016-2017 school year!

Culture Programs

The reopening of Hawaiian Hall in August 2009 was both a restoration and reimagining of the “soul” of Bishop Museum.  We offer a set of school programs and tours to complement the complex.  Click the button to see a list of presenter led programs and tours, tailor fit to support Pre-K – 12th grade learning!

Culture Programs

Science Programs

Bishop Museum offers a full set of science-based education programs.  This includes programs that are keyed to our Richard T. Mamiya Science Adventure Center and programs on Science on a Sphere.  Come explore the science of Hawai‘i with us! Click the button to see a list of presenter led programs and tours, tailor fit to support Pre-K – 12th grade learning!

Science Programs

Planetarium Programs

Bring your students to experience our recently-renovated Bishop Museum J. Watumull Planetarium! Our ChronosII star machine provides one of the most vivid, realistic recreations of the night sky available today, with 8,500 pinpoint stars and realistic, bright planets.

Planetarium Programs

Sleepovers & Museum After Dark

Come spend the night at Bishop Museum! You and your class will go on an exclusive tour through select exhibit halls, see a planetarium show, participate in hands-on activities and sleep amongst the wonders of the Science Adventure Center. This program includes a late night snack and a light breakfast the next morning. Reserve your overnight adventure today!

Sleepover Programs

Traveling Exhibits in the Castle Memorial Building

Check out our rotating exhibit gallery for what will be available during your visit.  Dora & Diego – Go Explore! will be open from October 8, 2016, through January 9, 2017. Be sure to bring your little explorers to play along with Dora, Diego, and their friends so they can say “We did it!” too.

Exhibit Currently On Display