Health & Safety

Effective Monday, September 13, 2021* all visitors to Bishop Museum age 12 and older must provide the following: 

  • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, and a valid photo ID; or 
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours, and a valid photo ID 


Proof of vaccination includes: 

  • A hardcopy of a Hawaiʻi State-approved vaccination card (photocopies and digital copies are acceptable); or 
  • A Hawaiʻi State-approved app confirming full vaccination status 


A map of COVID-19 testing sites can be found on the City & County of Honolulu’s website. Not all sites offer free testing and their hours may fluctuate from day to day, so please call them to confirm their hours and pricing. 

Test results must be from an FDA-approved or FDA EUA approved, molecular or antigen test. Please note that the Museum is not able to accept any undated COVID-19 negative test result. 

Prior to entering the Museum, guests will be asked to undergo a temperature check. Guests are also asked to wear face masks and practice social distancing, both indoors and outdoors, during their visit. 

Mahalo nui loa for your kōkua in keeping Bishop Museum a safe place to work and visit. 

*Per Order 10, Sections A and B, of the City and County of Honolulu Emergency Order No. 2021-11 dated August 30, 2021. More information can be found here.

What we’re doing 

We’ve implemented additional measures to ensure the well-being of our guests and employees:

  • We’re asking that visitors purchase their tickets online to minimize person-to-person contact with our staff.
  • Increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting across our campus.
  • Installed additional hand sanitizing and outdoor hand washing stations.
  • Installed plexiglass shields at our admissions desk and in the Café by Highway Inn counter. 

What Visitors Can Do

We’re asking for your kōkua to take the same preventative measures you’d take in any other public space:

  • Please stay at home if you’re not feeling well.
  • All guests will be be required to have their temperatures taken upon arrival at the museum.
  • Face masks are required for all visitors at all times over the age of five. It is recommended that children under five are masked. Masks must cover their nose and mouth. Neck gaiters, bandanas, masks with valves, and mesh or holes of any kind, and face shields without a mask are not permitted. Masks will be available for purchase on-site.
  • Please follow all Museum health and safety signage and protocol.
  • Please wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and use hand sanitizer when handwashing isn’t possible.
  • Practice social distance guidelines by spreading out at least six feet from others.

Mahalo nui loa for your continued support, and please enjoy your visit to Bishop Museum. We look forward to serving you.

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