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Bishop Museum

1525 Bernice St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-2704
+1 808-847-3511
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Bishop Museum was founded in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop in honor of his late wife, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the last descendant of the royal Kamehameha family. The Museum was established to house the extensive collection of Hawaiian artifacts and royal family heirlooms of the Princess, and has expanded to include millions of artifacts, documents and photographs about Hawai'i and other Pacific island cultures. Today, Bishop Museum is the largest museum in the state and the premier natural and cultural history institution in the Pacific, recognized throughout the world for its cultural collections, research projects, consulting services and public educational programs. It also has one of the largest natural history specimen collections in the world. Serving and representing the interests of Native Hawaiians is a primary purpose of the Museum. The Museum also operates the Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden on the island of Hawai'i.
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1525 Bernice St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-2704
+1 808-847-3511
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You should spend a whole day in this repository of Hawaiian culture and artifacts. The planetarium show is outstanding. An inexpensive and painless way to learn about our wonderful islands.

Thank lbmccown
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to see and learn of the lifestyle of the past. We did a paid tour and was welcomed with a chant. The included lunch was very good. Guide was very informative. Answered all our questions on the tools used. Great displays. The hands...More

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Thank W862TLdennisl
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I hadn't been here for over twenty years. The improvements and additions were striking especially the interactive exhibits that the five and eight-year-olds in our family could touch. We probably should have waited for one of the guided tours. However we explored on our own...More

Thank AnnKirby
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, so much to see and read about the history of Hawai'i. Loved all the wooden interior and sense of calm. There was a separate exhibition on biometrics, lots of interactive exhibits - great for kids although we adults enjoyed it just as much as...More

Thank asty84
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to learn about Hawai'i this is the place to go. Its a good place to come and connect and learn about Hawaiian history, culture, and current events.

Thank resilientfarmerdrew
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is fantastic food at the cafe at reasonable prices. Some park on the street to prevent paying the parking fee of $5. We just paid it. It is a good cause. I enjoyed the first floor with the gods and carvings. They did have...More

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good place to visit to learn about the history of Oahu. I especially liked the room which has portraits of the royal family.

Thank Nia E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed learning more about the Hawaiian history and culture and the museum was so beautiful. This museum is top notch and in addition to the cultural artifacts, such as several amazing feather cloaks from Hawaiian ali"i, there was a fun biomechanics exhibit visiting....More

Thank Sherb1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has something for all ages. The science building has great educational activities for kids. The Planetarium offers several different types of shows...all well done and informative. The Hawaiian building is a must see for those interested in Hawaiian history and culture. The third...More

Thank 47rosemaryg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Bishop Museum with my 7 year old son and we all had a nice time. The exhibits did an amazing job giving insight on the history of the islands of the Pacific as well as that of Hawaii. My son was the...More

Thank Stymie929
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26 October 2016|
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Response from shelleybear2016 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't understand the question.
Jisoo K
24 October 2016|
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Response from Milton255068 | Reviewed this property |
No, of course not! They won't take any responsibility if something goes missing, and with the amount of people and students going through this place, its likely something will
5 October 2016|
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Response from KulaBob | Reviewed this property |
It all depends. If you can get a docent to take you through the lower level storage area jump on it. Perhaps that can be arranged by joining an Iolani Palace support group. Check their website. The lower level stores... More