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Excellent value for money
Ideal choice for families
Popular choice with kids
All entrance fees included
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Founded in 1889, Bishop Museum has several buildings that offer specific and distinct adventures for guests of all ages!
Hawaiian Hall is the world’s premier showcase of Hawaiian history and culture, and serves as the heart of Bishop Museum. Today, Hawaiian Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of Hawai‘i’s most significant and iconic buildings.
Pacific Hall explores the origins, culture, and values of Pacific people and the migrations and settlement of the Pacific Islands. . Visitors are able to see one of the world’s best collections of model canoes, as well as interactive experiences.
Jhamandas Watumull Planetarium has played an important historical role in the advancement of ocean navigation. World-renowned Hawaiian Navigator Nainoa Thompson learned how to navigate using only the stars by training at the planetarium. Visitors can explore the skies of Hawai‘i and Polynesia in the ways the ancient travelers once did. The Planetarium allows visitors a full astronomy educational experience, making them feel like they are flying through the rings of Saturn, the depths of the ocean or to the summit of Mauna Kea. Planetarium pricing is an additional $2.95 per person, per show, available for purchase at the Bishop Museum Admission Desk.
The Richard T. Mamiya Science Adventure Center is a 16,400-square-foot space of interactive exhibits and high-tech displays, offering fun and exciting learning opportunities focusing on science as it relates to Hawai‘i and Pacific environments. The center is very interactive, and a treat for the whole family! At the center: a giant volcano standing 26-feet-tall, modeled to look like Kīlauea’s active crater on Hawai‘i Island. Visitors can see and learn about lava and the formation of the Hawaiian Islands, with the help of a glow-in-the-dark lava tube, an interactive erupting volcano, and a lava melting show, moderated by a real Bishop Museum scientist!
Castle Memorial Building showcases exhibits on loan with Bishop Museum for a limited time period. From life-size animatronic dinosaurs and sharks, wearable art to Dora the Explorer, this is the place for new, exciting exhibits and adventures!
Daily Tours (included in admission): 10:00- Nā Mea Makamae a Kahiko, Treasures of the PastLearn about the culture and history of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific on this guided gallery tour through Historic Hawaiian Hall.25 min- On the steps of Hawaiian Hall
10:30 - Nā Ulu o Kaiwi‘ula, Garden Tour This guided tour of our native garden explores three sections of an ahupua‘a, from the mountain to the lowlands and beach. Hear how Hawaiians use plants for their health and wellness. 25 min – Entrance to Hawaiian Hall
11:00 – In My backyard – Planetarium ShowA delightful tour of the night sky with cartoons and songs, great for children! 30 min – J. Watumull Planetarium – No Late Seating
11:00 – Nā Mea Makamae a Kahiko, Treasures of the PastLearn about the culture and history of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific on this guided gallery tour through historic Hawaiian Hall. 25 min- On the steps of Hawaiian Hall
11:30 - The Sky Tonight - Planetarium ShowExplore the current evening sky in Hawai‘i under the guidance of a planetarium presenter. You'll get a star map (yours to take home!) to help find tonight's constellations and planets. 30 min - J. Watumull Planetarium - No Late Seating
12:00 – The Hot Spot Rock: Lava demo for Kids!Learn about Hawai’i’s volcanoes and watch rock and cinder melt in this exciting live lava demonstration! See real lava! Great for children ages 2-10 years. 25 min – Science Adventure Center Hot Spot Theater
1:00 - Nā Mea Makamae a Kahiko, Treasures of the PastLearn about the culture and history of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific on this guided gallery tour through historic Hawaiian Hall. 25 min- On the steps of Hawaiian Hall
1:30 – Wayfinders: waves, Winds and Stars – Planetarium ShowThis brand new, full-dome program puts you on the deck of the world famous voyaging canoe Hokule’a, exploring traditional Polynesian navigation and finding your way to Tahiti from Hawai’i! Produced in collaboration with the Polynesian Voyaging Society and 1001 Stories.45 min- J. Watumull Planetarium - No Late Seating
2:30- Meet Me at the Hot Spot – Lava DemonstrationLearn about Hawai’i’s volcanoes and see rock and cinder melt in this exciting and visually stunning live lave demonstration! 25 min – Science Adventure Center Hot Spot Theater 3:00 - Nā Mea Makamae a Kahiko, Treasures of the PastLearn about the culture and history of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific on this guided gallery tour through historic Hawaiian Hall. 25 min- On the steps of Hawaiian Hall
3:30 – Eyes on Planet Earth – Planetarium ShowJoin a Hawaiian scientist and a NASA satellite as they explore the islands of Hawai’i, as well as “island” Earth in this light-hearted show for kids and adults. Funded by NASA, this Earth science program includes an introduction in our Science on a Sphere theater and a live section focusing on how and why we see satellites in our local skies. 35 min – J. Watumull Planetarium- No Late Seating
The listed price does not include a $5 parking fee, payable at the time of tour check-in.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately