There is nothing not to like about this museum. Beautiful grounds, beautiful buildings, fantastic artifacts and easy parking. Good for kids or adults.
I particularly enjoyed the feather cloaks and historic displays about the kings and queens of Hawaii. The Hawaiian flag quilt was also amazing. There was a special exhibit of shell leis on display which was beautiful. I was disappointed that the gift shop didn't have any postcards showing the feather cloaks and was also sold out of the book about... More
This is a great place to learn about the Hawaiian culture and to gain a perspective about the Hawaiian people. If you are visiting Hawaii to see the beaches and take in the scenery the bishop museum will provide you with a perspective about the people who bring to life Hawaii. There is so much to learn, come and visit.
I come here every time I visit my family in Oahu. It is a great place get reacquainted with my heritage. They cover the majority of the Polynesian islands, of course with more of a focus on Hawaii. Education, fun, good for families.
While some people duck into museums to get out of rain, or blow-through them as if there is a bad odour about ,this edifice bows to no capricious whim. Its a tour-of- duty, in fact,it should become a must-see exhibition to prime you beyond hula exhibitions and where to buy the cheapest leis. It is the mother-ship of a repository... More
We visited here in the afternoon after going to the swap meet in the morning. It is a beautiful building, with a lot of Koa wood inside. We found that the signs and information were good, but seemed more about the mythology about the gods than the actual history. There was information about the various kings and queens of the... More
If you want to learn about history, culture, science, flora and people of Hawaii this is where you can easily spend a day. Excellent and informative displays. The planetarium and hands on science demonstrations are worth the admission alone. Afterwards if you feel like walk, Hooters is only about a half hour walk away.
I have been to this museum multiple times and each time, saw artifacts that I had not noticed in previous visits. Each time I have learned more facts regarding not only the islands, but it's people. It includes the transitions from the Polynesian migration in somewhere around 1100 to 1200 AD through recent migration/colonization. The museum is large, the building... More
Our day started with the drive out from Waikiki on the No 2 bus and the journey itself was fascinating starting with the tourist area then through the business district and out into the more residential suburbs. Alight at the Junction of School/Kapalama from which the Museum is well signposted. Apart from the expected displays we thoroughly enjoyed a number... More
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