Bishop Museum’s After Hours
Friday, July 8, 2022
5:30 – 9 p.m.
Admission closes at 8:00 p.m.
$20 – General Admission
$10 – Kamaʻāina Admission
$5 – Keiki (ages 4 – 17)
Free – All Membership Levels
Same day museum admission is Free; need to show proof of general admission tickets
Membership enrollment available on-site. Pre-registration is recommended.
Parking: $3 per vehicle (credit card only), Free for Members
Need a 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.
Food & Drink Vendors
5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Enjoy food and drink on the Great Lawn
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Flanders Lawn
Bring your keiki to participate in sidewalk chalk art activities and stop by at the painting station for creative painting games.
Live Music – Ei Nei
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Gallery Lawn
Ei Nei is comprised of Dane Fujiwara (Wailuku), Grant Kono (Oneawa), and Ekolu Chang (Kāne`ohe). Together, they feature a smooth vocal blend with rich harmonies and a refreshing glimpse into the traditional past with their sights set on the future of Hawaiian music.
Kapaemahu Book Signing
5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Outside Atherton Hālau
da Shop and Bess Press will be hosting an exclusive book signing for the newly released children’s book “Kapaemahu.” Based on the Academy Award contending-short film of the same name, “Kapaemahu,” by Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson, and illustrated by Daniel Sousa, tells the Native Hawaiian legend of four extraordinary individuals of dual male and female spirit, or māhū, who brought healing arts from Tahiti to Hawaii. On the night of the Museum After Hours event, attendees will be able to purchase and have books signed by author Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu and co-creators, Joe Wilson and Dean Hamer.
Pau Hana Presentation
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Atherton Hālau
Join us for a Museum After Hours Pau Hana presentation with the exhibition curators to discuss the historical findings and artistic choices behind The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu. The conversation will include new details about the first written version of the moʻolelo, its loss, its rediscovery deep in a library archive, and its restoration—all in the context of the rise of tourism, militarization, and the erosion of Hawaiian cultural identity throughout the 20th century. Speakers include:
- Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, co-curator, Kanaka Maoli teacher, cultural practitioner, and community leader
- Dean Hamer, co-curator and Emmy and GLAAD media award-winning filmmaker
- Joe Wilson, co-curator, Emmy award-winning filmmaker, community advocate
- DeSoto Brown, co-curator and Bishop Museum Historian and Curator of the Archives
Exhibition Tours with Curators: The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m – Castle Hall
After the Pau Hana presentation, join the curators in the gallery for special tours of The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu exhibition.
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Outside Ho’okipa desk
Stop by the Membership Tent, submit a Member Spotlight, and receive a Bishop Museum Wine Glass.
Hawaiian Hall Tours
6 – 8:30 p.m. – Hawaiian Hall
Immerse yourself in the beauty and history of the Hawaiian Hall. Join one of the daily public tours inside Hawaiian Hall to learn more about Bishop Museum’s history, its unique cultural materials, and the living cultures of Hawai‘i and the Pacific. Pick up tickets at Ho‘okipa desk.
Planetarium Shows – The Hawaiian Sky Tonight
6, 7, & 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 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. – Parley AIR Station
Early evenings at the Parley AIR Station features lively events with music, art, storytelling, education and community interaction centered around falling deeper in love with the oceans.
- No coolers or outside food/beverages allowed; water flasks are welcome.
- Strollers, portable/foldable chairs, and blankets for sitting are welcome.
- Only service animals are allowed on campus.
- The event will occur, rain or shine!
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.