October 2, 2021 – January 23, 2022

Bishop Museum brings the second exhibit in the prehistoric trilogy to Honolulu–Expedition Dinosaur: Rise of the Mammals. Transport yourselves and your keiki to the “Cretaceous era – The Day Before.”

Now Closed

October 2, 2021 – January 23, 2022

Museum Hours

Open Daily
9 am – 5 pm
Closed Thanksgiving
& Christmas Day


All Ages


Castle Building


An additional special exhibit fee of $4.95 is required for entry to this exhibit and can be purchased at the Admission Desk.

  • Adults: $24.95 + fee
  • Seniors (65+): $21.95 +fee
  • Youth (4–17): $16.95 + fee
  • Children (3 and under): Free


Children age 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.


  • Student, Senior, Friend, and Dual/Family members, and eligible guests of Patron, Benefactor, Visionary, and Stewardship Circle members: Free admission + $2.95 special exhibit fee 
  • Patron, Benefactor, Visionary, and Stewardship Circle members: Free admission + $0 special exhibit fee 


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Three-lined Nudibranch
Flabellina trilineata
© Susan Middleton

Sixty-six million years ago, some of the most iconic dinosaurs ruled the Earth: Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, Edmontosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus,  the curious oviraptorsaur Anzu and more. These creatures survived and thrived right up until the catastrophic event that changed the course of life on Earth.

This exhibit will focus on the day before and the years after the massive extinction event. You will meet the dinosaurs of the Cretaceous period up close on the day before the extinction, learn the details of the asteroid impact that changed our Earth forever, and discover the rise of the mammals in the aftermath and recovery of Earth’s ecosystem.

Don’t miss Expedition Dinosaur: Rise of the Mammals.

Expedition Dinosaur: Rise of the Mammals was created by Stage 9 Exhibits.

Exclusive Member Preview
Friday, October 1, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Members can preview the exhibit during Bishop Museum’s monthly After Hours evening on Friday, October 1 before it opens to the public on Saturday, October 2.

Join the Bishop Museum ‘Ohana now and look out for members-only emails with additional details!

Mahalo to our generous supporters that helped make this exhibition possible

Presented by

Contributing Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Sustaining Sponsor

Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Scott Hawaii

Contributing Sponsors

DeeAnn Yabusaki  
Elizabeth Rice Grossman
Lauran Bromley
Omidyar ‘Ohana Fund at the Hawai‘i Community Foundation

Hospitality Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Documentation Sponsor

Redefined Media

Food Sponsor

The Aja Group

Additional support provided by

Bloomingdale’s, Kahala Sportswear, and UNIQLO Hawaii

Cover image: Artist Will Barras photographed by Brandon Shigeta. Courtesy of POW! WOW!
Slider images: Artists Kaplan Bunce, Alex Pardee, Kamea Hadar, and Crisselle Mendiola photographed by Brandon Shigeta. All images are courtesy of POW! WOW!


Double your dinosaur encounters on O’ahu! Book a package that provides admission to:

  • Bishop Museum’s exhibit Expedition Dinosaurs: Rise of the Mammals
  • Kualoa Ranch Jurassic Park Movie Tour

This admission package is only sold through Real Hawaii Tours.