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Bishop Museum, Honolulu
(4.5/5 based on 1,900+ 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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  • The Bishop Museum with an extensive collection can be overwhelming at times. However, since my recent visit focused on one collection -- tapa cloth, I wasn't disappointed. I was even able to view a Ta...  more »
  • The main building on this complex is so beautiful. Carved woodwork, gorgeous staircases and doors, great photos and exihibits on 3 floors. We also saw a film at the planetarium about the stars in the ...  more »
  • drove here, easy to find, good sized parking lot. could have spent many hours here. the huge exhibits and the mass of information is too much to take all in on one visit, 25 million artifacts in all! ...  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.