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Bishop Museum, Honolulu

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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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  • August 13, 2017
    I hadn't been here for over twenty years. The improvements and additions were striking especially the interactive exhibits that the five and eight-year-olds in our family could touch. We probably shou...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Wow, so much to see and read about the history of Hawai'i. Loved all the wooden interior and sense of calm. There was a separate exhibition on biometrics, lots of interactive exhibits - great for kids...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Staying at waikikisceratomprincescaiurani, went to the diamond head then went to the Bishop Museum. So was East of Waikiki crossed Waikiki to the West. Bishop Museum is a place of Hawaii's ethnic cultural relics have been collected, but amazed even at the building and the exhibit was cool stuff. I felt a little bit going by bus because it is just going by bus, so it took time and a residential area around the Bishop Museum, Saitama, Saitama, and I was waiting for the bus bus-Tei back vagabond little twisted it or you risk. And car rental if no such worries. Poke the Bishop Museum's Café is an Oriental Café, but ate at there. We recommend going by rental car.
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  • May 20, 2017
    Beautiful and interesting museum. There was a good variety of historical artifacts that shed light on Hawaiian culture. The star show was informative, but hard to get through. The lava demonstration was fun the the science center was interactive. Great learning experience for those who wish to know more about Hawaii
  • June 27, 2017
    This is a beautiful place and an incredible building. We took a free 25 min. tour which was very helpful. There is no way to see it all in a brief visit, but our guide helped us gain understanding if a few key parts. I recommend it.
  • June 24, 2017
    The museum was fine. Just watch out for the locals. They keyed my car from front to back an deep scratch in their parking lot. Just glad I took insurance out on the rental.
  • June 15, 2017
    +JMJ...When I was stationed at Pearl Harbor, this was one of my favorite places to visit. The displays are all well done with many informative placards. Yet, what I most enjoyed were the scheduled festivals which featured much traditional Hawaiian dance, chant, music and FOOD!!
  • July 10, 2017
    Much nicer than anticipated. Not very big, but a beautiful building. Recommend taking the free docent tour.

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