Exhibits at Bishop Museum

For more than 125 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 24 million historical, cultural, and natural treasures.

Each item in the collection has its own, special story to tell. These 24 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.

We also host traveling exhibitions from around the world to allow our local audience to see spectacular objects, learn fascinating stories, and explore new ideas on a wide variety of topics.

Exclusive Offer – All Access Pass

For $75, the HB19 All-Access Pass grants unlimited entry into all ticketed sites of Honolulu Biennial 2019 from March 8-May 5, 2019. This includes the Honolulu Biennial Hub, Foster Botanical Garden, Bishop Museum and Honolulu Museum of Art.

Featured Artists

BERNICE AKAMINE (Hawaiʻi/Kanaka Maoli/Japanese-American) b.1949; lives Hawaiʻi Ku’u One Hānau (1999–present).

Front entry lawn (near moai)

ABRAHAM CRUZVILLEGAS (Mexico) b.1968; lives Mexico City Autoconstruccións (2012–present).

Front entry lawn (near moai)

JAMES BAMBA Pandanus and Coconut Sennit Woven Objects in Three Collections

Pacific Hall, 1st Floor, left of Tahitian Mourning Costume

PAUL PFIEFFER (Philippines (born Hawaiʻi) | United States)

New Installation Picture Gallery

Bruna Stude, Invasive Species Photograms, 2018 Ulu Tree

Native Hawaiian Garden


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9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

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TRAVELLING BRICKS: An Exhibition Made of LEGO® Bricks

Kini Ke Kua: Transformative Images

Opening soon in the Joseph M. Long Gallery

Rapa Nui: The Untold Stories of Easter Island