Explore Bishop Museum and its Exhibits
We offer a variety of educational experiences, allowing you and your students to engage with interactive, hands-on programs, and guided tours in our exhibit spaces.
Online Learning Center
The Bishop Museum team is committed to engaging with learners before, during, and after their visit to the Museum.
Bishop Museum and Kamaʻāina Kids have partnered to create a special day camp experience at one of Hawaiʻi’s most cherished destinations. Weekly activities include 3 on-site days of theme-based and experiential activities.
The Hawai‘i Alive project is a cooperative work led by the Bishop Museum to share resources from our collections, library, and archives with the general public, in accordance with Hawai‘i Department of Education Content and Performance Standards.
Come spend the night at Bishop Museum! You and your class will go on an exclusive tour through select exhibit halls, see a planetarium show, participate in hands-on activities and sleep amongst the wonders of the Science Adventure Center.
I Luna, I Lalo: Animals of Our Islands
Holoholo: Transportation and Voyaging
Ahupuaʻa: Resources and Community
Pāʻani: Sports and Game
Hoʻolaha: Plants and Farming
Paʻahana: Island Life and Community
Signs in Nature
Experience the life stages of a volcanic island virtually, through a dramatic interactive multimedia presentation. Students will travel back in time with the character of Kupuna Atoll to remember her life, while exploring the geology of how the Hawaiian Islands form and mature.
Tales of Trash
We’ll take your class on an interactive adventure to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI). Discover what marine debris is, where it comes from, and how it affects the turtles, birds, and marine life in the NWHI through storytelling, puppetry, and fun games!
Destination Solar System
Take a virtual tour through the solar system, from the Sun to the Kuiper Belt and everything in between! Compare the planets’ environmental characteristics, sizes, and distances from the Sun in this highly interactive program.
Eyes on Island Earth
The Hawaiian Sky Tonight
Motions of the Sky
Students will explore the motions of the sky by observing the Sun, Moon, and stars over a few days and nights. Students will be guided to notice patterns and see that the motions of objects in the sky can be predicted.
The teacher who will be the point of contact on the day of the field trip must sign the Scheduling and Cancellation Policy Form found in the Field Trip Packet, acknowledging he/she has read and understands our policies and rules.
Full payment for the field trip must be made no later than three weeks before the scheduled date of the field trip.
If you are interested in helping to shape the Museum’s efforts to support on and offsite museum education experiences, to advise teacher Professional Development opportunities, and to bridge access between the world of informal and formal education, please consider joining our virtual and/or physical advisory teams.
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- The following rates and programs are valid only for schools in the Hawaiian Islands (Pre-K through 12th grade).
- For other groups, including college groups (from Hawai‘i and elsewhere), K–12 school groups from the continental US, adult groups, and others, please call Bishop Museum Visitor Experience at 808.847.8251 or email Visitor Groups.
- If you are a Hawai‘i-based, Pre-K through 12th grade school, you can make a reservation as follows:
- Fill out our online Virtual Field Trip Form
- We do not accepts phone reservations. All reservations must start with a reservation form which you can find here.
- Please have the following information ready:
- School/School Type
- Three alternate dates
- Contact Person
- Number of students
- Grade or Age
- Number of adults
- Arrival and departure time
- Once a reservation request is received, we first confirm the date of your Virtual Field Trip
- Once the date is confirmed with you, we will send an invoice.
- Once payment is received, we will send you a final confirmation with instructions for the day of your Virtual Field Trip, including the Zoom link and instructions., and your payment receipt.
- Full payment for the field trip must be made no later than three weeks before the scheduled date of the field trip.
- We encourage educators to plan trips during the fall and early into the semester for two reasons:
- A large amount of education research shows that field trips aid in motivation, memory, and generating interest in subjects and,
- Because demand is highest after Spring Break.
- At minimum, reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.
- Full payment for the field trip must be made no later than 48 hours prior to the date of your Virtual Field Trip.
- Checks, school purchase orders, credit cards, and cash (must be exact as change is not given) are accepted.
- All Hawai‘i teachers may visit the Museum at no charge any day prior to your scheduled visit to become familiar with the Museum grounds and exhibits. Please contact the Bishop Museum Education Department (848.4168 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to set up this visit.
- We strive to balance our field trip visitor experiences with those of our everyday visitors, special events, and public programs. As a result, we cannot book or change field trips within two weeks of the requested date without charging a service fee of $15.00. We may waive this fee under extenuating circumstances.
- Yes. If necessary, you can reschedule your Virtual Field Trip for a later date with at least a two–week notice.
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.