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

Welcome to Hawai‘i’s Museum

Welcome to Hawai‘i’s Museum

OPEN DAILY 9 AM – 5 PM

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

OPEN DAILY 9 AM – 5 PM

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

1525 BERNICE STREET • HONOLULU, HAWAIʻI 96817

1525 BERNICE STREET HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I 96817

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Upcoming Events

Friday, November 15, 2019

Hōkū & Hops

Stargaze with friends at Hōkū & Hops — a 21+ event held in the J. Watumull Planetarium.

SATURDAY, November 16, 2019

Living Culture Presentation: Hawaiian Kapa—Making Tree Bark Cloth

The art of making clothing and material goods from the bark of trees has been practiced around the world. Hawaiʻi and the Pacific used the plants such as wauke (paper mulberry) to make kapa (bark cloth).

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Living Culture Presentation: ʻŪkēkē, Hawai‘i’s Indigenous Stringed Instrument

Developed generations before the ʻukulele, the ʻūkēkē, or Hawaiian musical bow, is Hawai‘i’s only indigenous stringed instrument.

SunDAY, November 17, 2019

Living Culture Workshop: ʻŪkēkē, Hoʻōla Hou—Reviving Hawai‘i’s Stringed Instrument

In this three-hour workshop you will fashion and string your very own ʻūkēkē, or musical bow, Hawai‘i’s only indigenous stringed instrument.

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.