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“What is an intersession group?”

Intersession groups are Hawai‘i-based organizations that serve Hawai‘i residents and exist to provide local students with activities during breaks in the regular school year.

A typical intersession group fits the following criteria:

  • The group features a wide range of grade levels in a single group (possibly from Pre-K to 12th grade).
  • The group is led by operational staff rather than classroom teachers.
  • The group offers and/or seeks free choice learning experiences for students (i.e. students are not tested as in a regular school setting).
  • The group operates during a Hawai‘i State K-12 school break (summer, fall, winter, and spring breaks).

Bishop Museum Intersession Introductory Experience

The Bishop Museum Introductory Experience includes up to 1.5 hours of exploration at the museum. This is a great option for those looking for a quick introduction to the museum and its collection. This option costs $8 for intersession groups. However, if you would like to have a guided tour in Hawaiian Hall, program in the Science Adventure Center, time in our travelling exhibit and/or our planetarium please check out our Introductory Experience PLUS option.

The following self- guide group time options are available for intersession groups.

Hawaiian Hall Complex Self-Guided Group Time

Explore the different exhibit spaces within the Hawaiian Hall Complex with your class. During this time you will guide your class through Hawaiian Hall, Pacific Hall, the Picture Gallery, Long Gallery and the Kāhili Room. This allows you to tailor your walk through the halls to whatever your class is interested in learning about. Check out the options for how long your class can explore the halls on this self-guided group time.

In this brief 30 minute segment you will be able to choose where you take your class, whether it be Hawaiian Hall, Pacific Hall, the Picture Gallery, or the Kāhili Room. We suggest staying in one area to be able to explore every corner in your 30 minutes here in the Hawaiian Hall Complex. This option is great for teachers with very specific objects or spaces within the Hawaiian Hall Complex.

In this longer 60 minute segment you will be able to choose where you take your class, whether it be Hawaiian Hall, Pacific Hall, the Picture Gallery, or the Kāhili Room. 60 minutes gives your more time to explore different spaces within the Hawaiian Hall Complex. We suggest choosing this option if you want your class to have a more wide-ranging introduction to the Hall.

Science Adventure Center Self-Guided Group Time

Experience the natural sciences of Hawaii throughout the unique 3 floors of interactive space in the Science Adventure Center. When you select Science Adventure Center Self-Guided Group Time your class will have 30 minutes to explore natural history of Hawaii with our 2 story volcano as the centerpiece to your Science Adventure Center visit. Check out our option for Science Adventure Center Self-Guided Group Time below.

In this 30 minute time period your class will be able to travel from the depths of the Twilight Zone to the skies above the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. New exhibits, including a surf-simulator and a Forest Birds of Hawai‘i display and game will be ready for your class to enjoy by Fall 2017. This option is great for teachers who wish to introduce their students to the natural history and science of Hawai‘i.

Bishop Museum Intersession Introductory Experience PLUS Programs and Tour Options

The Bishop Museum Introductory Experience PLUS allows your class to have up to 60 minutes of self-guided group time in the Hawaiian Hall Complex, and up to 30 minutes of self-guided group time in the Science Adventure Center. This experience ALSO allows you to select additional culture, science or planetarium programs for just $1 per program, per student.

The following programs and tours are offered for the Bishop Museum Introductory Experience PLUS for just $1 per student, per program.

Intersession Program and Tour Offerings

This 30-minute tour will be divided between Hawaiian Hall, which is focused on the culture and history of the Hawaiian Islands, and Pacific Hall, which looks at all the many Pacific islands and the cultural ties that bind them together.  In each gallery, your guide will highlight key collections and stories.

Journey on the Sphere Fun Show – 30 minutes

Investigate amazing satellite data of our Earth, tour planets in our solar system, or even explore the cells that give us life with Science On a Sphere, a room-sized global display system.

Check out which 30 minute Planetarium Show would be best for your intersession group here

To find out more about current and upcoming traveling exhibits that will be here when your group comes to visit click here.