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Bishop Museum’s After Hours

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

Admission Rates
$5 – Non-Members
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.

Spotlight Programs

Live Music – Waipuna
5:30-9 p.m. – Gallery Lawn
Just like the refreshing spring water that continually bubbles forth from the ground, the Hawaiian music group Waipuna, who burst upon the music scene in 2008, has sustained a steady pulse of creative energy. Members Kale Hannahs, Matt Sproat, and David Kamakahi create an eclectic collaboration of innovative sound that has earned seven Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards.

Astronomy Activities
5:30-8:30 p.m. – Campuswide
Bishop Museum is one of several hundred organizations hosting NASA supported events celebrating the first images from the new James Webb Space Telescope. Partners from University of Hawaiʻi’s Institute for Astronomy will facilitate hands-on activities across campus. Learn about nebulae, star formation, how to pack a space telescope, and more!

Hawaiian Star Compass w/ Polynesian Voyaging Society
5:30-8:30 p.m. – Hale Ikehu
Learn about the foundational mental framework of the Hawaiian star compass and talk story with Polynesian Voyaging Society crew!

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.

Planetarium Shows
6, 7, & 8 p.m. – J. Watumull Planetarium
Learn about the James Webb Space Telescope and its first images, as well as what stars, constellations, planets, and more can be seen in the skies above Hawaiʻi on the night of the show. 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.

Pau Hana Presentation:
First Images from the James Webb Space Telescope with Astronomer Michael Bottom
6-7p.m. – Atherton Hālau
The James Webb Space Telescope (aka JWST) is poised to revolutionize humanity’s knowledge of the cosmos through its exploration of the infrared sky. This talk, presented by the University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy’s Assistant Astronomer Michael Bottom, will provide an overview of infrared astronomy, from the discovery of infrared light through the cutting-edge observations of the JWST now occurring daily. Special focus will be on the exciting new science enabled by JWST and the critical role Hawaiʻi played in developing this mission.

Hawaiian Hall Presentation:
Saving the Biodiversity Library w/ Richard Pyle
7-8 p.m. – Gulab & Indru Watumull Atrium of Hawaiian Hall
Humanity is at a crossroads. The biodiversity library is burning. What are we doing about it? Join us for a conversation with Dr. Richard L. Pyle, Senior Curator of Ichthyology and co-curator of Taxonomy: Our Lives Depend on It, and learn about what Bishop Museum is doing to preserve and protect biodiversity in Hawaiʻi and beyond. Through the lens of a world renowned scientist and expert in the field of taxonomy, you will understand why taxonomy matters and how all our lives depend on it. After the talk at 8 p.m., join Dr. Pyle on a special tour of the Taxonomy: Our Lives Depend on It exhibit.

After Sunset (around 7 p.m.) – 9 p.m.
J. Watumull Planetarium Observatory and Observation Deck
Enjoy several options for stargazing: check out views of the night sky through Bishop Museum’s observatory telescope. Find stars, planets, and constellations with your own eyes with help from a guide. View planets and other objects in the night sky through an EV Scope. This digital telescope shows images of the real sky on a screen for easy viewing!

Ongoing Offerings

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

Membership Tent
5:30-9 p.m. – Outside the Ho‘okipa desk
Stop by the Membership Tent, submit a Member Spotlight, and receive a Bishop Museum wine glass.

Keiki Activities
5:30-8:30 p.m. – Flanders Lawn
Bring your keiki to enjoy face painting, participate in sidewalk chalk art activities, and stop by the painting station for creative games.

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. Pick up tickets at the Ho‘okipa desk.

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.


Sep 09 2022


5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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