Halloweekend: A Saturday of Play at Bishop Museum
This Halloween, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum presents “Halloweekend: A Saturday of Play at Bishop Museum.” With educational programs across the museum campus, a social media costume contest, and prizes, Halloweekend will provide a safe and fun place for families to celebrate Halloween festivities, Bishop Museum-style.
Bishop Museum Scientists Describe the Last Known Species of Endodonta Land SnailBishop Museum scientists and collaborators with Hawaiʻi’s Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Snail Extinction Prevention Program and the University of Florida Natural History Museum have described what is considered to be the last living species of a group of native Hawaiian land snails that were previously thought extinct.
Bishop Museum to Reopen Thursday, Sept. 24
In accordance with the latest mandates from City and State officials, Bishop Museum will reopen for business beginning Thursday, September 24.
Bishop Museum Presents E Ulu A Pa‘a, an Online Fundraiser and Auction
In lieu of its annual dinner, the online fundraiser gathers the community to support the mission of Bishop Museum
Bishop Museum describes first living native Hawaiian land snail species in more than 60 yearsFor the first time in more than 60 years, Bishop Museum scientists have named a new species of living native Hawaiian land snail.
Kaula Piko: The Source of Strings
The pioneering influence of Hawaiian musicians in both performance styles and the actual design and construction of instruments is of international significance, yet little known.
Feather Cloak and Helmet Gifted to Captain Cook to Return Permanently to Hawai‘i
An ʻahu ʻula (feather cloak) and mahiole (feather helmet) gifted to Captain Cook in 1779 are being permanently returned to Hawaiʻi by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
Bishop Museum to Reopen and Launch New Outdoor Museum Experiences
Following the latest mandates from City and State officials, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum will soon be reopening to the community.
Bishop Museum Goes Plastic-Free
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, together with partners Shop Pacifica and Bishop
Museum Café by Highway Inn, has eliminated the sale of all single-use plastics on its campus.
Mai Kinohi Mai: Surfing in Hawai‘iBernice Pauahi Bishop Museum presents a new, original exhibit that explores surfing’s history and its ongoing technical and cultural developments. “Mai Kinohi Mai: Surfing in Hawai‘i” invites visitors to explore surfing as a culture, an art, a sport and a way of life.
Spineless Wonders: Rising From the Deep
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum presents a new exhibition that gives visitors a rare glimpse into the undersea world of marine invertebrates through both an artistic and scientific lens.
Bishop Museum Press Reprints Lā‘au Hawai‘i: Traditional Hawaiian Uses of Plants
Bishop Museum Press has reprinted the classic work, “Lā‘au Hawai‘i: Traditional Hawaiian Uses of Plants,” in celebration of the 100th birthday of the author, Dr. Isabella Aiona Abbott (1919–2010).
Bishop Museum Appoints Jillian Swift as Museum’s New Archaeologist
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum has hired Jillian Swift as the museum’s new archaeologist.
Past Press Releases
Honolulu, Hawai‘i – Two artists have been selected to explore the rich archives of Bishop Museum Library & Archives in a pilot Wānanga | Wānana Residency offered by Bishop Museum in partnership with Creative New Zealand. The successful art practitioners, chosen from an impressive range of quality applications, are: Ngahina Hohaia (Taranaki, Ngāti Moeahu, Ngāti Haupoto) and Julian Arahanga (Te Atihaunui-a-Paparangi).
Honolulu, Hawai‘i –At the center of Bishop Museum’s recent original exhibition, “Rapa Nui: The Untold Stories of Easter Island,” stood a full-size 3-D model of the moai (statue) Hoa Hakananai‘a.
Honolulu, Hawai‘i – Bishop Museum’s newest traveling family exhibition invites visitors on an educational and entertaining journey of the history of land, sea, air and space travel with displays made of nearly one million LEGO® bricks.
Honolulu, Hawai‘i–Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum presents a new exhibition that gives visitors a rare glimpse into the undersea world of marine invertebrates through both an artistic and scientific lens.
Honolulu, Hawai‘i – Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum’s annual celebration of all things science is back with the 2019 Hi-Sci Festival.
Honolulu, Hawai‘i – In less than a month, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum will showcase its newest original exhibit, which will explore the relationships between kiʻi (images) and people.
Honolulu, Hawai‘i – Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum announced today that it will retain ownership of lands in Waipi‘o Valley on the island of Hawai‘i.
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