Bishop Museum’s Annual Online Fundraising Auction, E Ulu A PA’A is now open for bidding!
Register and bid now through August 28, at 8 pm HST.

Ways To Give

Ways to Give

Support Bishop Museum's Annual Fund

Through your kind kōkua, Bishop Museum has been able to continue meeting our mission of inspiring our community and visitors through the exploration, celebration, and perpetuation of the extraordinary history, culture, and environment of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific.

See the impact your donation today can make!

Bishop Museum’s Federal Tax ID is 99-0161980 for your donation records.

Gift Planning

Keep Bishop Museum thriving with your planned gift while taking advantage of numerous tax and financial benefits. Leave a legacy to be remembered by future generations.

Giving Opportunities

There are a number of initiatives and projects you can support, from our irreplaceable and unique collections to ongoing research projects which perpetuate our natural and cultural heritage.

Support Our Legacy: Donate to Bishop Museum

Your support is crucial in advancing Bishop Museum’s dedication to preserving the extraordinary heritage of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific. By contributing, you enable us to continue our vital work in education, conservation, and research. Choose the convenience of an Online Donation to make an immediate impact, utilize our Donation Form for specific contributions, or make a lasting commitment with our Donation Pledge Form. Each method of support is instrumental in sustaining our mission and enhancing our community’s connection to its history and culture. Explore your options for giving today and join us in safeguarding this invaluable legacy for future generations.

When you gift a Bishop Museum membership to a student or family, you are gifting 12 months of access to our unparalleled collection of Hawaiian and Pacific artifacts and active scientific research through exhibitions and programming, and so much more.

Does your employer sponsor a matching gift program to increase the impact of charitable gifts made by its employees? If so, kindly provide your company’s matching gifts form when you make your donation and we’ll take care of the rest.

Send your form to or mail to:

Bishop Museum Development Office
1525 Bernice Street
Honolulu, HI 96817-2704

Gift of appreciated securities — stocks, bonds, and mutual funds — can be a wonderful way to make a gift to the Museum’s Annual Fund and provide significant tax benefits at the same time. Please contact our Development Office at 808.848.4187, or contact us via email:

What better way to celebrate a special moment in the life of a friend or family member than by making a meaningful gift in his or her name? You may also make a Memorial Gift in memory of a loved one with a gift to the Annual Fund.

Have you remembered Bishop Museum in your will or trust? A wealth of creative gift planning ideas that can benefit both you and Bishop Museum are at your fingertips. We can help you explore the many flexible and creative ways in which you can make a lasting difference for your family and the Museum. Learn more or contact the Planned Giving Office at 808.848.4169 or

Corporate Giving

Corporate support enables us to care for the Museum’s invaluable collections of over 25 million natural and cultural treasures, present dynamic exhibitions and engaging educational programs to over 200,000 children and families every year.

Who We Are

Learn about Bishop Museum and how your support can continue our work within Hawai’i and the Pacific.

Candid 2024 Gold Seal of Transparency

We are thrilled to announce that the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum has been awarded the Candid 2024 Gold Seal of Transparency. This recognition is a testament to our unwavering commitment to openness, accountability, and the pursuit of excellence in all our endeavors.
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Be a Part of Our Story

Celebrate the extraordinary history, culture, and environment of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific with a gift to Bishop Museum. As a partner in the Museum’s work, you can help to sustain vital collections, research, and knowledge, and inspire exploration and discovery with a tax-deductible donation.

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