Educational Resources

New Resources

Celestial Islands Curriculum Debuts!

Bishop Museum’s Science Education and Planetarium Departments are proud to debut the NASA Celestial Islands curriculum for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade.  The Celestial Islands curriculum focuses on Hawaii as a laboratory for studying Earth System Science.  This curriculum runs parallel with the Eyes on Island Earth Science On a Sphere and Planetarium school program offering at Bishop Museum.  Check out the new curriculum on our Online Learning Center!

NASA Curriculum

Online Learning

Online Learning Center

This is your one stop shop for all museum educational resources for K-12, higher education and informal education.

Library and Archives

Hawai`i Alive

Explore Hawaiian Culture and History through incomparable treasures from our collections.

Interactive Map


Now Open! – Hulia ‘Ano: Inspired Patterns

Patterns, intricate and vibrant, are a trademark of Hawaiian artistic expression, whether stamped onto barkcloth, drawn onto gourds, woven into mats or pricked into skin.

Special Events

Journeys: Heritage of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Explore the cultural and natural history of these mysterious isles.

Now Open! – The Machine Inside: Biomechanics

See why every living thing is a machine built to survive, move, and discover, and explore how these marvels of natural engineering inspire us.







Invertebrate Zoology


Vertebrate Zoology