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General Admission

Venture through Hawaiian Hall to explore the historical collections and timeless artifacts of Hawai‘i’s heritage. Cross the blue continent and connect with Pacific cultures, past and present, in Pacific Hall. Trek through the Mamiya Science Adventure Center and behold a giant volcano complete with a genuine lava melting demonstration. Experience all this—and more—at Bishop Museum today!

General Admission

Adult: $22.95
Senior, 65 & over: $19.95
Junior, ages 4-17: $14.95
Child, age 3 & under: Free

Kama‘āina/Military Admission*

Adult: $14.95
Senior, 65 & over: $12.95
Junior, ages 4-17: $10.95
Child, age 3 & under: Free

*A Hawai‘i State ID, Hawai‘i driver’s license or active military identification is required. This reduced admission is also available to students attending colleges and universities in the Hawaiian Islands who show their valid student ID.

Need a ride? Hop on the Bishop Museum Trolley at any one of six stops in Waikīkī and let Bishop Museum take you there! Roundtrip tokens are $7.00 each. Save $2 per person when you purchase General Admission plus Round Trip transportation online today!

Enhance Your Visit

J. Watumull Planetarium

No Bishop Museum visit is complete without a visit to our J. Watumull Planetarium, Hawai‘i’s gateway to the stars!  Immerse yourself in the night sky, learn the constellations, and voyage from Hawai‘i to Tahiti.

Tickets are $2.95 each. Valid only with general admission.

Join us for an intimate and unforgettable tour of select treasures from the world’s largest collect ion of Native Hawaiian ethnographic objects and cultural works from across the Pacific, including unique documents, books, and treasured photographs, starting at $350 Packages include transportation and lunch.

Visit two iconic destinations—Bishop Museum and Iolani Palace— in one amazing day through the Hawai‘i Monarchs Tour, starting at $99. Packages include transportation and lunch.

This combination package offers a 24 hour smart car rental from Waikīkī plus admission for two to Bishop Museum for those looking for a little extra adventure.

Baggage Policy

For the safety and comfort of our guests and collections, all backpacks over 20 pounds in weight and travel luggage are restricted from entering our exhibit spaces. These items may be checked upon arrival at the Admissions Desk at a fee of $5.00 per item.

Service Animal Policy

Service dogs are permitted on the premises but must be announced through the Admissions Desk before being escorted onto museum campus.

For questions regarding our Service Animal Policy, please call (808) 847-8234.

Group Rates are available for groups of 10+ paid non-discount admission.

For Hawaiʻi school group reservations please contact or click here to visit our Education site.


Museum Hours

Open every day
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day


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