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Bishop Museum

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.

  • OPEN DAILY 9AM - 5PM

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

  • 1525 BERNICE STREET · HONOLULU, HAWAIʻI 96817

GETTING HERE

We are located near downtown Honolulu and the Honolulu International airport, conveniently accessible by bus, car, or taxi.


ADMISSION RATES

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.

CAMPUS MAP

We are located near downtown Honolulu and the Honolulu International airport, conveniently accessible by bus, car, or taxi.


GETTING HERE

We are located near downtown Honolulu and the Honolulu International airport, conveniently accessible by bus, car, or taxi.


ADMISSION RATES

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.

CAMPUS MAP

We are located near downtown Honolulu and the Honolulu International airport, conveniently accessible by bus, car, or taxi.

GROUP VISITS

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!

Daily Programs

Join in on daily tours, presentations, and programs for all ages!

Suggested Itineraries

Need help deciding what to do during your visit?

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Accessibility

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.

Shop Pacifica

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.

Facility Rentals

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.

QUESTIONS?

Have questions about visiting Bishop Museum?
We can kōkua (help)!
Call 808.847.3511 or message ask@bishopmuseum.org.

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

BAGGAGE POLICY

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.