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Support Bishop Museum in inspiring our community and visitors through the exploration and celebration of Hawai‘i’s extraordinary history, culture, and environment. Members also enjoy unlimited free admission, free parking, member events, and more!

Member Benefits:

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Membership FAQ

Premier Membership

Gift Membership

Corporate Partnership

If you have General Development questions, please contact Bishop Museum’s Development Office at 808.847.8281 for more information.

Select a Membership Level:



  • For one high school or college student under age 25 with valid student ID

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  • For one adult 65 or over and one guest or spouse

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  • For one adult

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  • For two named cardholders and up to six children or grandchildren under age 18 (same household)

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  • For two named cardholders and up to six children or grandchildren under age 18 (same household) PLUS:

  • Two free guests per visit per membership when accompanied by member

  • New! Free admission to select traveling exhibits, including Expedition Dinosaur (February 17 – September 3, 2018)

  • Free or discounted admission to more than 300 natural history and science museums worldwide (ASTC Passport Program)

  • 20% total discount in the gift shop (exclusions may apply)

  • Members’ exclusive eco-tote bag

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  • All Patron benefits, PLUS:

  • Invitations for Behind-the-Scenes Tours led by Museum experts

  • Two one-time guest passes (a $50 value)

  • 10% facility rental discount at Bishop Museum (up to a $400 value)

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  • All Benefactor benefits, PLUS:

  • Invitations for two to the annual President’s Reception

  • Invitations to private exhibit receptions

  • Two additional guest passes (four total – a $100 value)

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Museum Explorer


  • All visionary benefits, PLUS:

  • Invitation for two to the Chairman’s Reception

  • Invitations to attend Explorers’ gatherings

  • Free admission for four guests per visit

  • Two extra guest passes (six total – a $150 value)

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Preservation Council


  • All Museum Explorer benefits, PLUS:

  • Reserved seating for select Museum events (Traditions of the Pacific, The Sky Tonight, etc.)

  • Enjoy an Evening with DeSoto Brown, highlighting treasures from the Library & Archives

  • Two additional guest passes (eight total – $200 value)

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Charles Reed Bishop Society


  • All Preservation Council benefits, PLUS:

  • Invitation to an exclusive birthday celebration honoring Charles Reed Bishop

  • Exclusive opportunities to view the collections

  • One private docent-guided tour of Hawaiian Hall for up to ten guests

  • One gift Patron level membership to share

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Pauahi Circle


  • All Charles Reed Bishop Society benefits, PLUS:

  • Personal updates from the Museum’s President

  • Private collections tour for up to eight guests

  • Exclusive invitation to attend a private event with the Museum’s President and Chairman of the Board

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