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Bishop Museum

1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817
808 847 3511
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Ranked #12 of 159 Attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums, Museums, Specialty Museums, Gardens
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Traveler Description:             Bishop Museum is the premier place to experience the history, arts and culture of the Hawaiian people. The Museum is recognized... more »
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Carmichael, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to go for viewing Hawaiian Relics and learning more about the culture. It is also a great place to see some of the women working on quilts - if you visit on the right day. You will learn a great deal about the culture if you visit the Bishop

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El Cerrito, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

As I discovered on this trip, many visitors to Hawaii skip the Bishop Museum -- and shouldn't. Although its roots may have been haole, the Hawaiian artifacts here are astounding. And there are short talks throughout the day. We happened in on the end of one on the ancient form of the hula --- just amazing. And I thought that... More

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Naples, Florida
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the Bishop Museum. It is filled with everything Hawaiian and related Polynesian history. Buts it's more than just static displays. They have a nice planetarium to show the stars, planets and constellations, around Hawaii. They have a lot of cultural exhibits showing life before Western Civ, butted in and how Life changed after they did. This exhibit takes... More

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

We had a late flight out of Honolulu, so on the last day of our vacation, we decided to visit Bishop Museum, and wow were we glad we did. The museum is absolutely wonderful. You would learn more about Hawaii (its history, its culture, its people) here than anywhere else. The Hawaiian Hall Gallery is breathtaking, once you step inside.... More

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Fairfax, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We enjoyed the Bishop Museum 19 years ago, and it was even more awesome now! A couple of new halls/exhibits opened up, museum workers/volunteers there to answer questions, and learning about King Kamehameha I and the heirs to his throne was awesome. Take a couple of hours and stop by. Free parking, too, and worth it!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My only complaint is that we couldn't spend more time in this amazing place. We hadn't had it on our radar of things to do in Honolulu until late in our trip, so we ended up spending a couple hours just before closing one day, and returning the next day (our last before returning home) for another couple of hours.... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The planetarium was awesome! I loved it! I felt like I got a great history lesson in real life, and could test it out very quickly! I could not wait for night time to see the stars! What a great experience!

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New Jersey
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637 helpful votes 637 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum or the “Bishop” museum showcases exhibits on Hawaiian & other Pacific island cultures, plus features a planetarium. Adult admission is $19.95. Military admission is $12.95. Senior admission is $10.95. The original stone building to the right was established in 1889. It was more impressive to me than the newer modern design building to the left.... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Educational and entertaining for both kids and adults. So many interactive displays for the kids and items displayed for adults, along with live demonstrations of Hawaiian culture.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lovely building, lootttssss of reading in the main building and some is interesting and some you just kinda get lost in it. The science building on the other side of the green was cool and would be better for kids. Spent a good 3 hours here so a good thing to do if the weather is bad or the sunburn... More

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