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Bishop Museum

1525 Bernice St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-2704
+1 808-843-7654
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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.
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“hawaiian hall” (121 reviews)
“science center” (70 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1525 Bernice St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-2704
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"hawaiian history"
in 264 reviews
"hawaiian hall"
in 121 reviews
"science center"
in 70 reviews
"main hall"
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"planetarium shows"
in 27 reviews
"lava demonstration"
in 26 reviews
"pacific islands"
in 30 reviews
"volcano exhibit"
in 23 reviews
"interactive exhibits"
in 22 reviews
"rainy day"
in 74 reviews
"great place to learn"
in 28 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 23 reviews
"hawaiian royalty"
in 31 reviews
"on display"
in 45 reviews
"gift shop"
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"great history"
in 23 reviews
"iolani palace"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The beautiful waitress at breakfast told us about this museum - it is a must see if you are interested in Hawaiian history and culture and the building it is in is MAGNIFICENT. Really worth a trip to really appreciate the Hawaiian people and their...More

Thank EFM86
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent a half day here, and still didn't have time to see all of it. I would highly recommend this museum for adults and kids. It even has a planetarium area, as well as artifacts from different Polynesian islands/countries. Since it costs almost $25...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Be sure to include a visit to the museum in your trip to Oahu. Check out the website to plan a type of trip that suits you. On the grounds there is a Planetarium, Cultural museum, a science adventure center and gardens. There are also...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

$24.95 gets you in, but once inside it's a great museum well presented. There's two sections. One section covers the history and migration of peoples around the South Pacific. The other narrows the focus on the Hawaiian people from the first arrivals until the end...More

Thank UnclePaulie
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating to see all the artifacts from Polynesia and Hawaii. They also have a fairly large gift shop. We stopped here on our trolley tour of Honolulu.

Thank 230alexander
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A short downhill walk from the bus stop on route 2 that travels along Kuhio at the back of Waikiki. The bus takes about 45 minutes as it goes past the palace, through the city and Chinatown. The building is impressive and while there is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful museum covering the history of Hawaii, and various artifacts from the era of the Hawaiian kingdom.

Thank Mitch2942
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't have children but this is a great place for them. Lava pour demonstration, very educational exhibits. My only complaint is that a lot of it is poorly lit and I have poor night vision, not their fault though. If you need glasses, please...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some houses that show the Hawaiian tradition and wildlife - you get a good idea what life was earlier on Hawaii

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Bishop Museum focuses on Hawaiian and Polynesian culture and has a science center great for families. The twice daily hot lava show is worth planning your visit around. The current exhibit on the Gannenmono, or Japanese plantation workers, is excellent. All of this is...More

Thank Steven T
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Ljt O
September 13, 2017|
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Response from Mark J | Reviewed this property |
Google maps will show you the walking path, there is a trolley, taxi, Uber. All can get you there.
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October 25, 2016|
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Sorry, I don't understand the question.
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Jisoo K
October 23, 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
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