Bishop Museum After Hours
Second Friday of each Month, 2022
5:30 – 9 p.m.
Admission closes at 8:00 p.m.
Need a place to pau hana? We’ve got you covered! Explore Historic Hawaiian Hall, experience unique changing exhibitions, hear about the latest scientific discoveries, and engage with Hawaiian cultural practitioners all at Bishop Museum’s After Hours events. This monthly evening event welcomes kamaʻāina and visitors to explore Hawaiʻi’s unique and unparalleled cultural and natural history. See Kalaniʻōpuʻu’s feather ʻahu ʻula (cape) and mahiole (helmet) in Hawaiian Hall; check out Hawaiʻi’s animal and plant biodiversity in the Science Adventure Center; explore the newest exhibitions in the Castle Memorial Building and J.M. Long Gallery; or spend your evening under Honolulu’s star-lit sky on the Great Lawn with food and drinks for sale by local vendors.
Skip the line and save $5 by pre-purchasing your ticket! Pre-Sale ticket holders are able to enter through our Jabulka gate (on the Diamond Head side of the Gift Shop).
*Pre-Sale tickets end at 4:00 p.m. on the day of the event
$5 pre-sale for non-members (must register online)
$10 at the door for non-members
Free – All Membership Levels
Same-day museum admission is Free; need to show proof of general admission tickets
Membership enrollment is available on-site. Pre-registration is recommended.
Parking: $3 per vehicle (credit card only), Free for Members
For a complete list of program offerings and special performances, click “View Details” for each month.
Food & Drink Vendors
5:30 – 9 p.m. – Enjoy food and drink on the Great Lawn
5-9 p.m. – Outside the Ho‘okipa desk
Learn about Bishop Museum Membership and join on site through your mobile phone for a discount and free gift, while supplies last.
Keiki Activities w/ Ulu Aʻe Learning Center
5:30-7:30 p.m. – Flanders Lawn
Activities include ʻohe kāpala (create a greeting card using stamps), kōnane (out play your opponent in a two-player strategy board game) and kiʻi pōhaku (collect the most matching petroglyphs). For ages 5-10. A parent/guardian must be present.
Hawaiian Hall Tours
6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8 p.m. – Hawaiian Hall
Immerse yourself in the beauty and history of Hawaiian Hall. Join one of the daily public tours inside Hawaiian Hall to learn more about Bishop Museum’s history, its collections, and the living cultures of Hawai‘i and the Pacific. Meet at the staircase in Hawaiian Hall’s front entry tower.
Planetarium Shows – The Hawaiian Sky Tonight
6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8 p.m. – J. Watumull Planetarium
Each show is 45 minutes. Tickets required, ; reserve at Shop Pacifica upon check in. Free for members and children under 4, $3 per person general admission. Limited seating. Learn what stars, constellations, planets, and more can be seen in the skies above Hawaiʻi the night of the show.
Parley AIR Station: Sunset Sessions
5:30-9 p.m. – Parley AIR Station
Early evenings at the Parley AIR Station feature lively events with music, art, storytelling, education, and community interaction centered around falling deeper in love with the oceans.
Funding for Bishop Museum After Hours keiki activities has been provided by the Johnson Ohana Foundation, founded by Kim and Jack Johnson to support environmental, art, and music education.
Bishop Museum After Hours programming is generously supported by: