Daily Programs2018-07-11T19:01:44+00:00

Daily Schedule

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

  • Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays & Thursdays

    10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

FACE to FACE Encounter

(10 min — Program takes place in front of Castle Building and Hawaiian Hall.  May be scary for very small children — Included with daily admission)

Bishop Museum Presents a FACE to FACE Encounter with a curious 15-foot walking roaring Tyrannosaurus rex!

  • 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

Eyes on Island Earth – Planetarium

(25 min — Tickets $2.95)

Explore why Hawai‘i is a great place to learn about Earth system science, and discover how NASA satellites help us in our explorations of the planet. This show was produced specifically for use at Bishop Museum Recommended for ages 8 and up.

  • 11:30 am

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.

  • 12:30

Dinosaur Prophecy – Planetarium

(25 min — Tickets $2.95)

Long before dinosaurs’ massive extinction 65 million years ago, many individual species simply disappeared. Visit dinosaur graveyards, study their bones, and reconstruct how these creatures lived and died to solve four famous cold cases from the age of the dinosaurs in The Dinosaur Prophecy. Suggested for ages 6 and up.

AVAILABLE DAILY

  • 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

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!

  • 3:00 pm

Dinosaur Prophecy – Planetarium

(25 min — Tickets $2.95)

Long before dinosaurs’ massive extinction 65 million years ago, many individual species simply disappeared. Visit dinosaur graveyards, study their bones, and reconstruct how these creatures lived and died to solve four famous cold cases from the age of the dinosaurs in The Dinosaur Prophecy. Suggested for ages 6 and up.

AVAILABLE DAILY

  • 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.

  • 3:30 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.