Welcome to Hawai‘i’s Museum

Immerse yourself in Hawaiʻi’s rich culture and heritage at the premier natural and cultural history museum in the state.

Welcome to Hawaiʻi’s Museum

Masks covering the nose and mouth are required for all staff and guests over the age of 5. Per government order, visitors 12 years old and older are required to provide proof of vaccination upon entry or a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 48 hours of your visit. For more information see our Health and Safety page.

9 AM – 5 PM

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

9 AM – 5 PM

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day



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Upcoming Events

Friday, December 3, 2021

Bishop Museum Arts Night
An engaging evening for keiki and ʻohana to explore different art forms and participate in activities with Art Explorium and local artist Solomon Enos, and others.

Saturday, December 4, 2021

The Stars Tonight Online

This month our Planetarium Education staff will show you how to find Orion and the bright wintertime stars of Kekāomakaliʻi, as well as a few planets in the early evening sky. We’ll also share about the Geminid meteor shower and the best ways to enjoy it.

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Backyard BBQ and Mele on the Lawn

Put a little mele (and BBQ!) in your Sunday! Come out to Bishop Museum and join Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival and Kamehameha Schools for a celebration of Hawaiian cuisine, culture, music, art and fashion on the Great Lawn at Bishop Museum.

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Planetarium Anniversary Weekend
Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the J. Watumull Planetarium on Saturday, December 11, and Sunday, December 12, with free Planetarium programs for all, as well as giveaways, special activities, and more.

Be a Part of Our Story

Celebrate the extraordinary history, culture, and environment of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific with a gift to Bishop Museum. As a partner in the Museum’s work, you can help to sustain vital collections, research, and knowledge, and inspire exploration and discovery with a tax-deductible donation.