Everyday our staff and volunteers lead free guided tours throughout our campus. Learn about the history, peoples, plants and animals of the most remote archipelago on Earth.
See why every living thing is a machine built to survive, move, and discover, and explore how these marvels of natural engineering inspire us.
The December 7, 1941 attacks on Pearl Harbor on O‘ahu sent reverberations internationally and forged some of the greatest stories of tragedy and heroism we know today.
Patterns, intricate and vibrant, are a trademark of Hawaiian artistic expression, whether stamped onto barkcloth, drawn onto gourds, woven into mats or pricked into skin.
This is your one stop shop for all museum educational resources for K-12, higher education and informal education.
Explore Hawaiian Culture and History through incomparable treasures from our collections.
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Bishop Museum collections from Hawaii and the Pacific are among the largest and most important in the world.
Learn about the research projects Bishop Museum scientists are working on in the Hawaiian Islands and the greater Pacific Basin.
2) Appointments shall not exceed one (1) hour in length.
3) No more than ten (10) visitors are allowed into an Ethnology storage area at any one time. If your group is larger than ten (10), the group and time will be divided accordingly.
4) No photography is allowed in the storage areas for security reasons. If photography is requested, it can be approved on a case-by-case basis with restrictions.
5) Most personal belongings will not be allowed into the storage areas (bags, cameras, beverages, etc.) to reduce risk of damage to the collection materials being viewed. All belongings will be kept in a secure location within the Department.
6) Collection objects shall not be touched without prior approval of Collection staff.
7) Appointments accessing storage areas will be accompanied by two (2) Collection staff.
8) Storage facilities are monitored by a closed-circuit surveillance system. Upon entering storage, you agree to being recorded by this system.
9) Compliance with copyright, privacy, and any other laws, as applicable, is the sole responsible of the visitor.
Additional information about the Department of Ethnology’s policy regarding the use of photographs in publications can be made available upon request.