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Bishop Museum’s After Hours

Friday, November 11, 2022
5:00 – 9 p.m.
Admission closes at 8:00 p.m.

Admission Rates
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

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.

Spotlight Programs

Live Music Featuring: WALEA
Gallery Lawn
5:30 – 9 p.m.
“E walea kākou!” Founded in 2018, Walea, meaning “to relax, have a good time; to be so familiar that one places no effort,” is a trio that will take you on a musical journey back to old Hawaiʻi. The men of Walea with their ʻono Hawaiian music will entice you to want to sing or even dance a hula.

Pau Hana Presentation:
Atherton Hālau
6 – 7:30 p.m.
As part of Bishop Museum’s Living Culture Series, join us for a talk story session about the genealogy and process of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument Native Hawaiian Cultural Working Group Nomenclature Subcommittee (CWG). Learn more about the CWG Nomenclature subcommittee with a goal to reclaim Hawaiian spaces, thus building, strengthening, and continuing relationships with elements or species in Hawai‘i. The process engages researchers and CWG members who represent diverse pilina (relationships), hālau (schools of traditional knowledge and training), and ʻike (experience-based knowledge) in a collective process to define and articulate a present-day relationship. These names serve as a placeholder for future generations for calibrating and redefining relationships as they evolve through time. These are critical collaborations honoring ‘Ōiwi knowledge systems, creating an inclusive process weaving multiple knowledge systems across cultures, and nurturing relationships to share in the inquiry, care, and management of the lands and oceans we call home.

Speakers include:

  • Hōkūokahalelani Pihana
  • J. Hauʻoli Lorenzo-Elarco


About CWG Nomenclature Subcommittee
For the past 22 years, the Papahānaumokuākea Native Hawaiian Cultural Working Group has provided a Native Hawaiian voice to support the management of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument facilitated through the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. As a group of Kānaka ʻŌiwi (Native Hawaiian) kūpuna (elders), researchers, cultural practitioners, educators, and community members who have deep connections and historical ties to PMNM, CWG aims to be inclusive of multiple knowledge systems, driven by a Hawaiian Nomenclature Process.

Hawaiian Hall Presentation:
Featuring Puanani Anderson-Fung
Gulab & Indru Watumull Atrium of Hawaiian Hall
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Ethnobotanist Puanani Anderson-Fung presents “From Common Ground: How the synergism of Polynesian and Linnaean taxonomy—and Bishop Museum herbarium specimens—restored indigenous knowledge of Hawai‘ʻi’s forgotten laua‘e fern, Microsorum spectrum.”

What do you mean the laua‘e fern is not native?! Come and hear the story of the “detective work” that was used to determine that: (1) the laua‘e we know and love today, Microsorum grossum, had not been in Hawai‘ʻi before 1900; (2) there was a plant named laua‘e in Hawai‘i before 1900; and (3) that this laua‘e maoli was Microsorum spectrum, the beautiful, fragrant fern also known as pe‘ahi, which is now a critically endangered species. See how each step of this investigation used evidence from both global Linnaean and regional indigenous taxonomy, and how knowledge of the laua‘e maoli, Microsorum spectrum, would likely have been lost, if it were not for the protocol of documentation used by global taxonomy.

Community Coral Garden w/ Invertebrate Zoology
Science Adventure Center (First Floor)
5:30 – 9 p.m.
Head to the Science Adventure Center and be a part of an ongoing initiative to build a new coral reef display that reflects the interconnectivity and relationship-building needed to maintain our coral reefs and protect our environment. The art display invites the community to create unique coral polyps, tiny individual animals that live in large numbers as part of an interdependent community organism that forms a thriving coral reef. This hands-on activity includes creating a polyp, contributing to the display, and learning about Hawai‘i’s coral reefs with Bishop Museum’s Invertebrate Zoology staff.

Build-A-Crab w/ Invertebrate Zoology
Science Adventure Center (First Floor)
5:30 – 9 p.m.
Build your own crab — choose from a selection of bodies, arms, and legs based on the attributes you admire and create a unique crustacean with a curated set of skills to take home with you. This activity raises awareness of the incredible construction of crabs — invertebrates prevalent in nearly all ocean environments.

Ongoing Offerings 

Food & Drink Vendors
5:30 – 9 p.m. – Enjoy food and drink on the Great Lawn

Membership Tent
5 p.m -9 p.m. – Outside the Ho‘okipa desk
Learn about the benefits of Bishop Museum Membership and submit a member spotlight to be featured in upcoming Museum communications

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.

Keiki Zone: Bouncy Castles
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Outside Science Adventure Center
Bring your keiki to the bouncy castle zone. Please note an additional entry fee applies.

Hawaiian Hall Tours
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.


Nov 11 2022


5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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