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English Programs Intersession


English Have program suggestions?  Want to share a lesson plan you created? We're excited to hear what you think! Rapa Nui: Untold Tales of Easter Island We encourage English teachers to explore this exhibit and have their students find stories to tell.  This temporary exhibition is rich [...]

Art and Design Programs Intersession


Art and Design ‘A’AHU:  Clothing and Adornments How do we make the things we wear?  Clothing keeps our bodies protected, signifies our roles in society, and connects us to our island home.  Through multisensory exploration, students will learn about the materials and processes used to make kapa (barkcloth), featherwork, [...]

Science Programs Intersession


Science Programs LAWAI’A:  Fishing Tools and Practices  What can the ocean provide?  Students will dive deep into traditional fishing practices in Hawai’i and the Pacific and explore the ways we get food and other resources from “nature’s icebox.”  Through this interactive program, students will imagine themselves as gatherers of [...]

Pacific History Programs Intersession


Pacific History Pacific Hall Tour Using the latest technology available, the hall features sounds of the past and present, as well as images of people across the Pacific. Visitors will be surprised to see how traditions have been upheld over thousands of years, and the many similarities we see [...]

Recommended K-2 Intersession


Recommended Grades K-2 Programs HOLOHOLO:  Transportation and Voyaging How do we travel across land and sea?  Explore different styles of travel in Hawai’i and the Pacific.  Our journey will take us through historic voyaging periods up to the present day voyaging movement.  Students will work together as a team [...]

Teacher-Led Field Trips


Teacher Led Field Trips $5 per student This option is great for teachers on a tight budget and those who know exactly how they want to use our Museum resources. Students on this option will travel through the following, selected museum spaces under guidance from their teacher and chaperones. In consideration of our [...]

Hi Sci Festival


Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum’s annual celebration of all things science is back with the 2019 Hi-Sci Festival. Science novices and enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy an evening planetarium program, researcher talks, and daily science engagements for keiki during spring break. Hi-Sci Festival culminates with Discovery Day at Bishop Museum on Sunday, March [...]

Gift Membership


Give the gift of discovery with a Bishop Museum Gift Membership! Membership is a meaningful gift that matters—a wonderful way to inspire your loved ones and our community to celebrate and explore the extraordinary history, culture, [...]

Past Exhibits


Past Exhibits Duke Paoa Kahanamoku August 9 2015 through February 28, 2016 Hawai‘i’s beloved ambassador of aloha and a public figure unrivaled in grace and humility, Duke Kahanamoku’s legacy transcends his outstanding resume of Olympic gold medals, daring surf adventures, and Hollywood movies. The beauty of Duke’s legendary fame consists of his core values [...]

Dr. Mara Mulrooney


Director of Cultural Resources Phone: 808-847-8285 Fax: 808-848-4132 Email: Education 2012 Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Auckland 2005 M.A. (First Class Honours), Anthropology, University of Auckland 2001 B.A., Art History, Anthropology Minor, University of California, Santa Barbara Research Interests Pacific archaeology, Hawaiian archaeology, Geographic Information Systems, chronometric dating analysis, landscape archaeology, exchange and interaction, [...]