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Bishop Museum, Honolulu
(4.5/5 based on 1,800+ reviews on the web)
Home to the largest collection of Polynesian cultural artifacts, Bishop Museum was founded in memory of the Charles Reed Bishop's wife, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the last heir of the Kamehameha dynasty. Most of the original building was used as a school for indigenous boys. When the school moved, the museum expanded. In addition to the permanent collection, traveling exhibits move through the Castle Memorial building, and science exhibits are housed inside the Richard T. Mamiya Science Adventure Center. Plan your visit to Bishop Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Honolulu vacation route planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • The museum and its holdings are truly amazing. To do it true justice you need to spend more than 1 full day at all of its facilities. My only gripe and the only reason I did not give it 5 stars is the...  more »
  • So much to see and do here, we were guided through and were able to ask questions of our guide, she was very informative. It really is a beautiful place to go and enjoy. 
  • What I thought was going to be a boring afternoon turned out to be a wonderful adventure. The tour around the solar system was a real bonus. The main museum building was truly spectacular. Such wonder...  more »
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  • You can spend an entire day here. Check out the events' timeline then schedule your time around them. It was a great experience learning about Polynesian culture and the islands. Museum cafe is a fast food version of Highway inn, not as nice as the other highway inns.
  • Full of great history, my wife and I really enjoyed ourselves. My favorite was the blown up earth showing current weather patters though
  • This is an amazing Hawaiian history museum. Fun for people of all ages, including young children. The planetarium and lava pour are highlights of our visits.
  • I love this place! So many great exhibits and things to learn. This place has something for everyone, and all ages.
  • I'd probably rate this a five if I had more time to spend here and more interest in Hawaiian culture. The planetarium and corresponding shows were very good, well presented, and technologically well constructed. I saw shows on how the Polynesians used the stars to navigate and star constellation's in the Pacific. Others told me the docent lead tours were good in the Hawaiian Hall covering Polynesian culture.