Daily Schedule

Bishop Museum offers a full day of tours, programs, and presentations every day of the week.

  • 10:00 am

Nā Mea Makamae a Kahiko: Treasures of the Past

(25 min — Hawaiian Hall Complex front steps — Included with daily admission)

Learn about the culture and history of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific on this guided gallery tour.

  • 10:00 am

In My Backyard – Planetarium

(25 min — Tickets $2.95)

A tour of the night sky with cartoons and song. Recommended for ages 8 years old and younger, and any adults in tow.

AVAILABLE WEDNESDAYS, SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS ONLY

  • 11:00 am

Nā Mea Makamae a Kahiko: Treasures of the Past

(25 min — Hawaiian Hall Complex front steps — Included with daily admission)

Learn about the culture and history of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific on this guided gallery tour.

  • 11:00 am

Moons: Worlds of Mystery – Planetarium

(25 min — Tickets $2.95)

This program immerses you in the amazing diversity of moons and the important roles they play in shaping our solar system. Follow in the footsteps of astronauts to our silvery Moon, then venture beyond to unfamiliar and exotic worlds. Journey to the outer planets and their moons, and return home with newfound wonder about the dynamic and intricate solar system in which we all live. This show was produced by the staff of the Charles Hayden Planetarium, Museum of Science, Boston, with distribution by Loch Ness Productions.

Support for this show was provided, in part, by the 2018-2019 City and County of Honolulu Grants in Aid fund.

  • 11:30 am

Presented by

Wayfinders – Planetarium

(25 min — Tickets $2.95)

This fulldome program puts you on the deck of the voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa as you explore traditional Polynesian navigation and find your own way to Tahiti from Hawaiʻi. Produced by Bishop Museum in collaboration with Polynesian Voyaging Society and 1001 Stories. The shorter version of our signature show.

  • 12:00 pm

The Hawaiian Sky Tonight – Planetarium

(25 min — Tickets $2.95)

In this live program you’ll explore the current evening sky in Hawai’i under the guidance of one of our planetarium presenters, enhanced with our new fulldome Digistar 4 system. You’ll get a star map (yours to take home!) to help find tonight’s constellations and planets.

  • 12:00 noon

The Hot Spot Rock: Lava Melt Demo for Kids!

(25 min — Science Adventure Center, Hot Spot Theater — Included with daily admission)

Learn about the formation of the Hawaiian Islands and Hawai’i’s volcanoes in this unique volcano show. See real lava poured out of our 2000 degree furnace! For children aged 2 – 10 years.

Due to maintenance, hot lava will not be poured during the presentation.

  • 1:00 pm

Nā Mea Makamae a Kahiko: Treasures of the Past

(25 min — Hawaiian Hall Complex front steps — Included with daily admission)

Learn about the culture and history of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific on this guided gallery tour.

  • 1:30 pm

Presented by

Wayfinders – Planetarium

(50 min — Tickets $2.95)

This fulldome program puts you on the deck of the voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa as you explore traditional Polynesian navigation and find your own way to Tahiti from Hawaiʻi. Produced by Bishop Museum in collaboration with Polynesian Voyaging Society and 1001 Stories. The longer version of our signature show.

  • 2:30 pm

Meet Me At The Hot Spot: Lava Melt Demo

(25 min — Science Adventure Center, Hot Spot Theater — Included with daily admission)

Join us in our Hot Spot Theater to learn about volcanoes, and the creation of the Hawaiian Island chain. Don’t miss your chance to touch different lava rocks and explore the natural wonder of volcanoes in this unique show. See real lava poured out of our 2000 degree furnace!

Due to maintenance, hot lava will not be poured during the presentation.

  • 3:00 pm

Nā Mea Makamae a Kahiko: Treasures of the Past

(25 min — Hawaiian Hall Complex front steps — Included with daily admission)

Learn about the culture and history of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific on this guided gallery tour.

  • 3:00 pm

The Hawaiian Sky Tonight – Planetarium

(25 min — Tickets $2.95)

In this live program you’ll explore the current evening sky in Hawai’i under the guidance of one of our planetarium presenters, enhanced with our new fulldome Digistar 4 system. You’ll get a star map (yours to take home!) to help find tonight’s constellations and planets.

Programming and times are subject to change. Please check with the Admission Desk upon arrival.