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Fall in Love with Science Family-Focused Event Explores the Fields of Natural Science and STEM

January 19, 2017 Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum’s family-focused science event returns with Fall in Love with Science on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. Formerly titled “Science Alive,” this year’s event will engage families and keiki in exciting activities that showcase the wonder of Bishop Museum’s natural science collections and the excitement of STEM (science, technology, engineering and [...]


Bishop Museum Welcomes New Board Members and Officers

December 22, 2016 Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum has announced new appointments to its Board of Directors. Board members and officers were elected at Bishop Museum’s annual board meeting and consist of local business and community leaders from a variety of industries. Newly-elected board members include: Dr. Patrick V. Kirch Kirch is the chancellor's professor emeritus [...]

2016-12-22T15:57:22-10:00News Release|

Hawai‘i’s Newest Species Named in Honor of President Obama

December 21, 2016 Today, scientists from Bishop Museum, NOAA, and the Association for Marine Exploration published the description of a new species of coral-reef fish that they named in honor of President Barack Obama. The fish, which now bears the formal scientific name Tosanoides obama, was discovered during a June 2016 NOAA expedition to Papahānaumokuākea [...]

2017-06-05T12:04:35-10:00News Release|

Exhibit Extended – Journeys: Heritage of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

November 21, 2016 Thanks to the immense community interest, the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum will extend its original exhibit Journeys: Heritage of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Originally scheduled to end Jan. 29, 2017, visitors can now encounter the scientific, historical and cultural wonders on display in the J.M. Long Gallery through Feb. 26, 2017. The [...]

2016-11-28T11:50:36-10:00News Release|

Bishop Museum to Unveil “Homefront Hawai‘i: Pearl Harbor 75th Commemoration”-Exhibit reveals civilian impact of the attacks on Pearl Harbor

November 7, 2016 The December 7, 1941 attacks on Pearl Harbor on O‘ahu sent reverberations internationally and forged some of the greatest stories of tragedy and heroism we know today. Lesser known are the stories of the citizens and civilians of Hawai‘i who endured that fateful day and the years of aftermath that would follow. [...]

2017-08-18T13:58:09-10:00News Release|

Biggest and Brightest “Supermoon”at Bishop Museum

November 2, 2016 Bishop Museum to hold special planetarium shows and host viewing of the brightest supermoon since 1948 On the evening of Nov. 13 through Nov. 14, star-gazers will be treated to the second “supermoon” of 2016 and the largest and brightest supermoon to occur in an 84-year stretch. Bishop Museum’s J. Watumull Planetarium [...]

2016-11-02T11:54:33-10:00News Release|

Hawaiian Featherwork Book Recognized with National Award

October 25, 2016  Hawaiian Featherwork Book Recognized with National Award Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Nā Hulu Aliʻi recognized with 2015 R. L. Shep Ethnic Textiles Book Award Honolulu, HI – A book on Hawaiian featherwork gained national recognition in the field of ethnic textile studies. Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Nā Hulu Aliʻi, produced by the Fine Arts [...]

2017-06-05T12:04:46-10:00News Release|

Extensive Deep Coral Reefs in Hawaii Harbor Unique Species and High Coral Cover-Scientists complete a twenty-year study to comprehensively document mesophotic coral ecosystems throughout the Hawaiian Archipelago

October 4, 2016 A team of sixteen researchers has completed a comprehensive investigation of deep coral-reef environments, known as mesophotic coral ecosystems, throughout the Hawaiian Archipelago. The study, published in the open-access journal PeerJ, spanned more than two decades and involved a combination of submersibles, remotely operated vehicles, drop-cameras, data recorders, and advanced mixed-gas diving [...]

2017-06-05T12:04:54-10:00News Release|