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Bishop Museum, Honolulu

4.5
#4 of 112 in Museums in Hawaii
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. To visit Bishop Museum on your holiday in Honolulu, and find out what else Honolulu has to offer, use our Honolulu online sightseeing planner .
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  • A wonderful lace to view many of the original Hawaiian Kings and Queens history and view their ceremonial regalia. Cafe offers an excellent taste of traditional food. Planetarium too  more »
  • We were greeted by a docent who gave us a 15 minute introducing and tour of the main building. Amazing collection of materials covering the history of Hawai'i and Hawai'ian culture. A bit out of the w...  more »
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  • I've gone to the Bishop Museum over and over again and it never gets old there are always new things being brought in and I love the planetarium. One of the better planetariums I've been to. Great stuff for both the older generations and the younger ones. The museum is great for a lot of the older generation that likes looking at art and other historical Hawaiian culture. They also have great exhibits for the kids like recently they had dinosaurs and they also had another one called the animation Academy. They were all a lot of great fun. They also have another building that has great things for the kids to do activity wise a lava exhibit and other nature exhibits.
  • If you go to Oahu and care about the history of Hawaii this is a must stop. The grounds are beautiful and this is a local museum as much as one for visitors. There are extensive displays on the people and their history. It is important to understand that history and civilization did not start when Caucasians landed. The good and the bad are on display. An honest representation of history is told. There is also a museum dedicated to the tectonic development of the state. Be respectful of the history and people.
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