Bishop Museum was established in 1889 to preserve and share the natural and cultural history of Hawai‘i and the Pacific. Today, Bishop Museum houses and cares for over 24 million historical, cultural, and natural treasures. Each item in the collection has its own, special story to tell. These 24 million stories trace the history and cultures of the peoples of Hawai‘i and the Pacific, and help us to understand our unique island universe.

Bishop Museum depends on the generosity of supporters like you to help us create, maintain, and enhance the quality of our collections, exhibitions, and educational programs. Please help us continue to tell the 24 million stories to the more than 330,000 families and children that walk through our doors each year.

You can help support the Bishop Museum in a variety of ways. Giving opportunities range from gifts of cash and securities to life income and sophisticated estate-planning gifts that have favorable financial and tax benefits. You can also support the Museum by becoming a member or volunteering.

BECOME A MEMBER – A membership at Bishop Museum enables you to explore and enjoy the rich cultural heritage and scientific wonders of Hawai‘i and the Pacific.

MAKE A GIFT- Your charitable gift to the Museum will make an important difference in helping to sustain the Museum’s many programs and collections. Make it last! Join our new Monthly Online Giving Program. Your credit card can be charged monthly for the tax-deductible donation amount of your choice, providing a steady stream of support for the Museum’s collections, research, and education programs.

FULFILL A WISH – Visit the Museum’s online Wish Tree to fulfill a wish in support of a Museum project or initiative.

HONOR & MEMORIAL GIFTS – What better way to celebrate a special moment in the life of a friend or family member than by making a meaningful gift in his or her name? You make also make a Memorial Gift in memory of a loved one with a gift to the Annual Fund.

GIFTS OF SECURITIES – Gift of appreciated securities — stocks, bonds, and mutual funds — can be a wonderful way to make a gift to the Museum’s Annual Fund and provide significant tax benefits at the same time. Please contact our Development Office at 808.848.4187.

LEAVE A LEGACY – Financial planning opportunities with Bishop Museum provide many flexible, creative ways for you to make a lasting difference.

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP – Your company can pledge its support for one or more of the Museum’s exciting exhibits, programs, or events, which provide fun learning experiences for more than 330,000 children and families each year.

VOLUNTEER – Volunteers play a vital role in the work and success of Bishop Museum. Consider supporting Bishop Museum by becoming a volunteer today.