Exhibits & Programs

For more than 130 years we have brought Hawai‘i to the world and the world to Hawai‘i.

Bishop Museum was established in 1889 to preserve and share the natural and cultural history of Hawai‘i and the Pacific. Today, Bishop Museum houses and cares for over 25 million historical, cultural, and natural treasures.

Each item in the collection has its own, special story to tell. These 25 million stories trace the history and cultures of the peoples of Hawai‘i and the Pacific, and help us to understand our unique island universe.

On View

Mai Kinohi Mai:
Surfing in Hawaiʻi

COMING SOON

Spineless Wonders



Picture Gallery



Daily Programs

Planetarium Shows

Demonstrations

Programs & Events

Engage with Hawai‘i’s living culture, discover the stars above, unwind with your ‘ohana, and activate your mind—all at Bishop Museum!

Planetarium

Find yourself under the Hawaiian night sky, and beyond.

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.