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Itineraries

Hawaiian Hall: Immerse yourself in the beauty and history of the Hawaiian Hall complex! Join one of the daily public tours inside Hawaiian Hall to learn more about Bishop Museum’s history, its unique cultural materials, and the living cultures of Hawai‘i and the Pacific. (Approx. 30 min.)

Take a trip through the Kāhili Room to see first-hand the feather standards used to represent the chiefs of Hawai‘i and understand the lives of the ruling monarchs whose governance shaped the history of the Hawaiian Islands. (Approx. 15 min.)

 

 

Science Adventure Center: Check out our glow-in-the-dark Hawaiian Origins Tunnel and marvel at our signature volcano, which erupts for perfect picture-taking every seven minutes. Then join us in our Hot Spot Theater for our Hot Spot Rock Children’s Lava Show, where you can learn about volcanoes, the creation of the Hawaiian Island chain, and even see real molten-hot lava poured out of our furnace. (Approx. 25 min.)

 

 

 

Planetarium:

Wayfinders, a full-dome projection program, puts you on the deck of the voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa as you explore traditional Polynesian navigation and find your own way to Tahiti from Hawaiʻi. Get an introduction to our special hybrid system and the technology and movements used to bring the stars of the past into present-day relevance. The show takes place at 11:30 am daily. (30 min.)

Planetarium: Play connect the dots with the stars, see pictures in the sky, and sing along in the fun-filled cartoon planetarium show In My Backyard. Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 10 AM.

NASA’s Earth Observing Mission: This interactive exhibit includes several areas where you can roll marbles down a gravity well, play with our augmented reality sandbox, and experiment with an infrared camera.  (Approx. 20 min.)

 

 

 

Hawaiian Hall: (Second floor) Engage your senses at our Resource Center with activities that help you to learn about the different kinds of natural resources used traditionally in Hawai‘i, from the shore to the mountains. (Approx. 20 min.)

 

 

 

 

Pacific Hall: (First floor) Learn about the cultures of the Pacific Islands by trying your hand at making patterns for barkcloth, making string figures, seeing how to prepare food, and even building a canoe at our Resource Center. (Approx. 20 min.)

 

 

 

 

Science Adventure Center: You can ride an invasive snail and marvel at our signature volcano, which erupts for perfect picture-taking every seven minutes. Or head to the top floor, where you can dress up as a native or non-native species in our treehouse and put on a performance on the stage! (Approx. 10 min.)

 

 

 

 

 

Castle Hall: Check out the current special exhibit! (Approx. 45 min.)

Planetarium: In the live program The Sky Tonight, you’ll explore the evening sky in Hawaiʻi for the current day and learn fun facts about the planets and constellations you’ll see that evening. Shows daily at noon or 3 PM. (30 min.)

NASA’s Earth Observing Mission Exhibit: This interactive exhibit includes several areas where you can operate a robot arm, spin storms across the Pacific, and interact with our augmented reality sandbox. (20 min.)

 

 

 

 

Hawaiian Hall: (Second floor) Use all five of your senses to learn about the different parts of nature Hawaiians used to create objects used in daily life. (Approx. 20 min.)

 

 

 

 

 

Pacific Hall: Explore a mini-archaeology site on the second floor and explore different tools and information used in the field of anthropology to discover how and why our ancestors accomplished remarkable things. (Approx. 10 min.)

 

 

 

Science Adventure Center: Check out our glow-in-the-dark Hawaiian Origins Tunnel, “hang-ten” on Duke’s surfboard, ride an invasive snail, and marvel at our signature volcano, which erupts for perfect picture-taking every seven minutes. Join us in our Hot Spot Theater for our Hot Spot Rock Children’s Lava Show, where you can learn about volcanoes, the creation of the Hawaiian Island chain, and even see real molten-hot lava poured out of our furnace. (Approx. 25 min.)

 

 

 

 

Castle Hall:Check out the current special exhibit! (Approx. 45 min.)

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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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1525 BERNICE STREET
HONOLULU, HAWAI’I 96817

OPEN DAILY 9 AM – 5 PM

1525 BERNICE STREET
HONOLULU, HAWAI’I 96817

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