Bishop Museum


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Bishop Museum was founded in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop in honor of his late wife, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the last descendant of the royal Kamehameha family. The Museum was established to house the extensive collection of Hawaiian artifacts and royal family heirlooms of the Princess, and has expanded to include millions of artifacts, documents and photographs about Hawai‘i and other Pacific island cultures. Bishop Museum is the largest museum in the state and the premier natural and cultural history institution in the Pacific, recognized throughout the world for its cultural collections, research projects, consulting services and public educational programs.

Bishop Museum has one of the largest natural history specimen collections in the world. The museum's collection ranks the top 5 in United States.

Minimum Time Needed

Half Day


Wednesday to Monday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

Admission Fee

Adult $ 17.95
Senior, 65 & over $ 14.95
Child (ages 4-12) $ 14.95
child (age 3 & under) Free


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