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Stewardship Circles

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Stewardship Circles

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

Bishop Museum is the largest museum in Hawai’i and the premier natural and cultural history institution in the Pacific, recognized worldwide for its cultural collections, scientific research, and public educational programming. Your gift of becoming a Stewardship Circles member will help support the Museum’s mission to inspire our community and visitors through the exploration and celebration of the extraordinary history, culture, and environment of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific.

The Museum houses some of the finest and rarest artifacts, natural specimens, and historical records from Hawaiʻi, and other cultures across the Pacific, in the world. Your generous contribution is vital to continue the daily care of our precious collections for generations to come. Our Stewardship Circles supporters also help sustain the undertaking of groundbreaking scientific research, together with numerous educational programs which service over 200,000 visitors to the Museum every year.

Become a steward of the Museum and play a part in perpetuating and preserving the cultures and environments of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific.

To become a steward, please contact the Membership Department!


When you join the Museum’s membership ʻohana, you receive all of the following benefits for 12 months:




  • Free admission for four guests per visit when accompanied by member

  • Six one-time guest passes to the Museum ($150 value)

  • Invitations to private exhibit receptions and previews

  • Invitation for two to the annual Chairman’s Reception

    $920 is tax-deductible.



All Museum Circle benefits, plus:

  • Invitations for two to An Evening with DeSoto Brown, an annual gathering to discuss treasures from our Library & Archives

  • Eight one-time guest passes to the Museum ($200 value)

    $2,420 is tax-deductible.



All Preservation Circle benefits, plus:

  • Opportunity to schedule a private docent-guided tour of one gallery of your choice for up to eight guests

  • One complimentary gift Patron level membership ($160 value)

    $4,880 is tax-deductible.



All CRB Circle benefits, plus:

  • Personal updates from the Museum’s President

  • Opportunity to schedule a private Museum expert-guided collections tour for up to eight guests

    $9,880 is tax-deductible.