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Bishop Museum’s After Hours

Museum After Hours:
Friday, May 12, 2023 | 5- 9 p.m.
Reduced admission $5 pre-registration for kamaʻāina and military
$10 general admission and at the door

In partnership with Hawaiʻi Walls Mural Festival in Kalihi, Bishop Museum is excited to welcome six new murals on our 15-acre campus. Artists Kai Kaulukukui, Solomon Enos, Sean “Hula” Yoro, Lauren YS, Ran Noveck, and Triston Eaton will paint six original new murals inspired by the Kalihi neighborhood, local histories, and the Museum’s cultural and scientific resources.

To celebrate the completion of the murals, join us during Museum After Hours to see the newly painted walls, meet the creatives behind the murals, listen to spotlight artist conversations, sign up for special tours, and enjoy live music, food, and drink.


Talk Story w/ Filmmaker Justin Chon, Presented by Toyota Hawaii
6 – 7p.m. | Location: Gallery Lawns
Justin Chon is a director, writer, and actor known for his work in independent films and popular TV shows. A featured guest as part of the Hawaiʻi Walls Mural Festival, Justin Chon joins Founder of Worldwide Walls (formerly Pow! Wow! Worldwide) Jasper Wong to discuss his creative process and upcoming projects. Chon’s films explore themes of identity, race, and generational differences, drawing on his own experiences as a Korean-American. Some of his notable works include “Gook,” “Blue Bayou,” “Jamojaya,” and “Pachinko.” He is also directing the upcoming “Chief of War” starring Jason Momoa.

Spotlight Panel: Year of the Kāhuli w/ Artist Kai Kaulukukui and Scientist Dr. Norine Yeung
7 – 8 p.m. | Location: Gallery Lawns
2023 is the Year of the Kāhuli. Artist Kai Kaulukukui creates a mural in collaboration with Bishop Museum’s Malacology scientists who are at the forefront of Native Hawaiian snail conservation efforts. This moderated panel highlights the relationships between science, conservation, and art in Kaulukukui’s creative process. Listen to the stories behind the mural and learn about what you can do to protect Hawaiʻi’s endangered snails, which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

Live Native Hawaiian Snail Rearing Program
6 — 8:15 p.m. | Location: Atrium of Hawaiian Hall
It is a rare opportunity to see live endangered Native Hawaiian snails in person. Bishop Museum’s Native Hawaiian Snail Rearing Program holds some of the most precious snails in the world that you cannot see anywhere else. Drop by the Atrium of Hawaiian Hall from 6 to 8:15 p.m. to see some of the endangered snails being reared at the Museum to be returned to the wild and talk story with staff who have stewarded generations of rare Native Hawaiian snails.

BunnyKitty Keiki Activity w/ Artist Persue
All night | Location: Flanders Lawn
“BunnyKitty in the City Book #2” by Persue is finally here and available. This highly anticipated sequel to “The Origins of BunnyKitty” follows the journey of BunnyKitty as she ventures into the big city to search for her family. Through BunnyKitty’s journey of self-discovery, readers are reminded to push through self-doubt and fear to achieve their goals. The heartwarming tale and stunning illustrations are sure to captivate both children and adults alike. Don’t miss out on this amazing book! Grab your copy now and join BunnyKitty on her journey to reunite with her family. Plus, get the chance to meet Persue and get your copy signed!

Guided Mural Tours
8 p.m.
Join a 30-minute guided tour with Jasper Wong to learn more about the new murals on campus. Capacity is limited to 15 people.

Live Music with Casey Cosmos DJ Academy
5 – 6 p.m. and 8 – 9 p.m. | Location: Gallery Lawn
Enjoy live music courtesy of the keiki and students of the Casey Cosmos DJ Academy. A children’s DJ school started by Casey Cosmos and Jasper Wong.


Food & Drink Vendors – Great Lawn
Visit a variety of food, drink and craft vendors on the Great Lawn. Organized by Millwood Productions.

Membership Tent – Outside the Ho‘okipa desk
Stop by the Membership Tent, submit a Member Spotlight, and receive a Bishop Museum gift.

Parley AIR Station
Join the team at the AIR Station for family friendly games and ocean education opportunities.


Keiki Activities w/ Ulu Aʻe Learning Center
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Activities include ʻohe kāpala (create a greeting card using stamps), kōnane (outplay 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. Limited capacity on a first come-first served basis.

Lauhala Weaving w/ Keoua Nelsen
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Weave the dried leaves of the Pūhala (Pandanus) into a stunning bracelet. Limited capacity on a first come-first served basis. Courtesy of Helumoa, Royal Hawaiian Center

Lei Making w/ Maxeen Shea
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Use the kui (sewing) style to string an assortment of blossoms into a beautiful lei (floral garland). Limited capacity on a first come-first served basis. Courtesy of Helumoa, Royal Hawaiian Center

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.

Hawaiian Hall Tours
6:30 p.m. and 7:30 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.

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.

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May 12 2023


5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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