Membership

BECOME A MEMBER

Your generous membership support helps Bishop Museum fulfill its mission to inspire our community and visitors through the exploration, celebration, and perpetuation of the extraordinary history, culture, and environment of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific!

Find a bit of yourself here at Hawai‘i’s Museum.

Mahalo to our Members!
To minimize contact with our staff, we are encouraging all members to reserve free online Timed General Admission before their visit.
To reserve your admission date and time, sign in to your account on the admission checkout page with the email address associated with your membership. If you have not registered your membership yet, select “Register” on the admission checkout page using the email associated with your membership and create a password. If you need assistance, contact us at (808) 847-8296 or membership@bishopmuseum.org.
 
Learn more about our health and safety precautions and about our new outdoor programming!
To reserve your admission date and time, sign in to your account on the admission checkout page with the email address associated with your membership. If you have not registered your membership yet, select “Register” on the admission checkout page using the email associated with your membership and create a password. If you need assistance, contact us at (808) 847-8296 or membership@bishopmuseum.org.
 
Learn more about our health and safety precautions and about our new outdoor programming!
MEMBERSHIP PROMOTIONS

Admission to Membership Upgrade: For a limited time Museum visitors get 20% off any level of Bishop Museum Membership when you apply your admission costs towards a membership within 7 days of initial purchase. To take advantage of this offer, bring your receipt to the Admissions Desk or email proof of admission purchase to membership@bishopmuseum.org and let us know what level you’d like to join. Terms: Promotions cannot be combined. Get your timed tickets now

50% off New Museum Memberships for Neighbor Island Residents: Now through December 31, neighbor island residents can join the Bishop Museum ‘Ohana for 50% off with proof of residency.

To join email membership@bishopmuseum.org and include proof of residency.

Terms:

  • Excludes Student, Friend, and Senior membership levels
  • Must be a new museum member or a lapsed member for over 12 months
  • Must show proof of Hawaii home address outside of Oahu
  • Eligible documents for verification include:
    • State-issued photo ID with current address OR Utility bill or other mail dated within 3 months WITH a photo ID
  • This discount cannot be combined with other offers
When you join the Museum’s membership ʻohana, you receive all of the following benefits for 12 months:

Membership Department
808.847.8296

Student $35    Free Annual Admission & Fully Tax Deductible

For one high school or college student (16-26 years), with valid student ID

Senior $65    Free Annual Admission & Fully Tax Deductible

For one adult 65 or over, plus one guest or spouse

Friend $70    Free Annual Admission & Fully Tax Deductible

For one adult

Dual/Family $120   Free Annual Admission & Fully Tax Deductible

For two named cardholders and up to six children under 18 (same household)

Patron $160 BEST VALUE –Free Annual Admission & Fully Tax Deductible

  • Two free guests per visit, per membership, when accompanied by member
  • Free entry to traveling exhibits in Castle Memorial Building
  • Complimentary eco-tote bag

Benefactor $250  Benefactor: Est. $200 Tax Deductible (Est. $50 non-deductible)

  • Invitations to private exhibit receptions and previews
  • Two one-time daily admission guest passes to the Museum ($50 value)
  • 10% off facility rental at the Museum (up to a $400 value)

Visionary $500  Visionary:  Est. $350 Tax Deductible (Est. $150 non-deductible)

  • Invitations to attend A Night Behind the Scenes, an annual Museum expert guided collections tour
  • Two additional guest passes (four total – a $100 value)

Membership Policies

  • Members must present their photo ID and membership card for Museum admission.
  • Membership cards and benefits are non-transferable.
  • For Patron level and above, guests must be accompanied by a member and are granted free admission between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Comped entry to special events and programs does not apply to members’ guests.
  • A $5 fee will be incurred for replacement membership cards and parking stickers.
  • Student through Dual/Family members may be required to purchase discounted admission tickets for select traveling exhibits.
  • We encourage Dual/Family members and above to name two cardholders, as free admission will not be granted to unnamed guests.

Membership FAQ

Yes! General admission fees can be applied towards any membership level within seven days of the initial visit. Unfortunately, this offer cannot be redeemed online. Please bring your original order receipt to the Admissions Desk.

Please allow 7-10 business days for your welcome package to arrive to your primary mailing address via the United States Postal Service. If you have not received your cards within two weeks, please contact the Membership Department at 808.847.8296 or membership@bishopmuseum.org.

All members receive two membership cards. Student and Friend members receive one parking sticker, and all other membership levels receive two. If you would like to request an additional parking pass, there is a $5 fee. No more than three stickers will be allocated per membership. If you need to request replacement cards or parking stickers, please contact the Membership Department.

Please display your parking sticker on the lower corner of the driver’s side of the front windshield.

To access all your member benefits, and to correctly renew your membership, you’ll need to register your membership account. To register and create an account login, click here. Please fill in the primary member’s contact information. The email provided when initially creating your membership will become your username. Remember to write down your password so you don’t forget it! Once you’ve completed online registration, you’ll need to sign into your membership account any time you want to renew or gift a membership, or reserve event tickets online. This will ensure that your membership transactions are correctly processed, and any member discounts are applied to your order. Please contact the Membership Department for assistance.

Members at the Patron level and above enjoy free admission to traveling exhibits in the Castle Memorial Building, while members at the Dual/Family level and below are eligible to purchase a discounted add-on ticket for $2.95 per person. Non-member visitors to the Museum must pay $4.95 per person for add-on tickets.

Bishop Museum welcomes gifts of stock. To facilitate a smooth transaction, please contact the Development Department at 808.847.8281.

Stewardship Circles

Join our Museum ‘ohana and support us in connecting Hawai‘i to the world and the world to Hawai‘i.

Corporate Partnership

Corporate partnership is vital to the Bishop Museum’s continued growth and success. 

Stewardship Circles

Join our Museum ‘ohana and support us in connecting Hawai‘i to the world and the world to Hawai‘i.

Corporate Partnership

Corporate partnership is vital to the Bishop Museum’s continued growth and success. 

Ways To Give

Join a community of supporters committed to Bishop Museum’s collections, research, and education programs.

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.