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Bishop Museum, Honolulu

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
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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  • Third visit in Oahu, I want to place a little academic and d. I. Results became a favorite place. I received the Japan language guide we will learn English more, like taking English Guide now! Featured you really is a recommended place!
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  • Must see and spend time when visiting Honolulu. So much to take in. Enjoyed my visit. Will plan to visit again, on my next trip. 
  • Now in several buildings, the Bishop Museum is a `must see`in Honolulu. The represenation of the advent of the Polynessian culture and settlement of the Hawaiian Islands is in itself a reason to go. A...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Don't miss this Museum on Hawaiian Culture! Give your self plenty of time for the well preserved and presented Hawaiian artifacts. Don't miss the feather works, they are unique!
  • You want history? We got history. You want modern stuff? We got modern stuff. This is a relatively small museum that has very good exhibits and some fun hands-on stuff.
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