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Discover Hawai‘i’s history and living culture, learn about Polynesian wayfinding, and experience the thrill of an erupting volcano—only at Bishop Museum.
Founded in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop, in honor of his wife Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop—the last descendant of the royal Kamehameha dynasty—Bishop Museum houses the world’s largest collection of Hawaiian and Pacific cultural artifacts and natural history specimens in the world.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
A single admission price will allow you to visit all of our signature galleries, but we encourage visitors to become members and enjoy the many benefits.
A single admission price will allow you to visit all of our galleries, but we encourage visitors to become members and enjoy the many benefits.
We are located near downtown Honolulu and the Honolulu International airport, conveniently accessible by bus, car, or taxi.
For advance reservations, groups looking to do self-exploring, please book your reservation at least 72-hours in advance.
Programs & Events
Engage with Hawai‘i’s living culture, discover the stars above, unwind with your ‘ohana, and activate your mind—all at Bishop Museum!
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We are committed to accessibility for our ʻohana and visitors alike.
Cafe By Highway Inn
The Bishop Museum Café by Highway Inn is a kama‘āina favorite! A limited menu of Hawaiian plates, poke bowls, sandwiches, and snacks are available from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily and closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
A premier collection of Hawaiian and Pacific apparel, gifts, and cultural items. Explore beyond our galleries and experience our newly renovated Shop Pacifica! Purchase unique gifts for yourself or your loved ones that will last a lifetime.
With over eight unique venue spaces and three conference rooms, the Museum is an ideal setting for private or corporate functions, from sit-down dinners and wedding receptions to cocktail parties, incentive galas, lectures, workshops, and campus-wide events.
Bishop Museum is committed to protecting the environment and reducing our footprint by implementing sustainable actions for our future. We are now a single-use plastic-free campus. We encourage visitors to bring their own refillable water bottles with secure lids.
SERVICE ANIMAL POLICY
Service dogs are permitted on the premises but must be announced through the Admissions Desk before being escorted onto museum campus.
Please be aware that animals that are not service animals are not allowed on Bishop Museum premises.
For questions regarding our Service Animal Policy, call 808.847.3511
For the safety and comfort of our guests and collections, all backpacks over 20 pounds in weight and travel luggage are restricted from entering our exhibit spaces. These items may be checked upon arrival at the Admissions Desk at a fee of $5.00 per item.
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.