Botany Research

General information The Herbarium Pacificum is open to visitors from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays.. All visitors must make arrangements at least one week ahead of intended visit with the Collections Staff (phone: 808 848 4181). Qualified researchers will be granted permission for the use of the collection based [...]


Botany Database

The following are a selection of on-line and databases checklists for botanical information maintained by the Bishop Museum. Natural Sciences Taxonomic Name and Specimen Search: Current taxonomy, specimen images and data for Bishop Museum's botanical collections. Herbarium Pacificum Type Specimens - see Global Plants on JSTOR Macroalgal Herbarium Portal Consortium of Pacific Herbaria Portal All [...]


Botany Overview

The Herbarium Pacificum (BISH) collection consists of more than 710,000 plant, algae and fungi specimens. Our emphasis is on Hawai‘i and the Pacific Basin, but we also house representative material from other world regions. The collections of Hawaiian plants form the largest and most comprehensive assemblage of such specimens in the world, with approximately 187,000 [...]



Invertebrate Zoology - FAQ •Only collection in the world devoted solely to marine invertebrates of the Pacific Islands. Focus of the collection is primarily the Hawaiian Islands. •Material in the collection represents over 100 years of scientific activity in the Hawaiian Islands and Pacific region, including specimens from a number of the earliest scientific expeditions [...]


Entomology Research

To request a collection visit, please fill out our online Natural Sciences Collection Access and Use Request Form To request a loan from the entomology collection, please fill out our online Entomology Collection Specimen Loan Request Form


Entomology Staff

Jim Boone, M.S., Entomology Collections Manager 808-848-4196 | jamesb@bishopmuseum.org Neal Evenhuis, PhD, Senior Entomologist 808-848-4138 | neale@bishopmuseum.org Keith Arakaki, Collections Technician karakaki@bishopmuseum.org To request a back of house collection tour please fill out our online Natural Sciences Collection Tour Request Form