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“Amazing culture!”
Review of Bishop Museum

Bishop Museum
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US$22.95*
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Bishop Museum General Admission
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US$114.14*
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Monarch's Tour: Bishop Museum & Iolani Palace Combo Tour
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US$89.00*
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Ranked #16 of 332 things to do in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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. Today, 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. It also has one of the largest natural history specimen collections in the world. Serving and representing the interests of Native Hawaiians is a primary purpose of the Museum. The Museum also operates the Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden on the island of Hawai'i.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 8 April 2012

Very interesting to see all the displays of various Hawaiian/Polynesian culture. Equally interesting that all of that 'Hawaiian' culture is housed in a very 'white' facility.

Thank William L
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

We have a 7 and a 3 year old. The 7 year old particularly loved the interactive aspects of the science centre. We started at the lava making demonstration then looked around the centre - the recreated volcano is particularly well done, as are the demonstrations of water movements created by earthquake, landslide and high winds. All very informative as was the interactive hula demonstration elsewhere in the museum. The space centre was also lots of fun. And the cafe is superior to the usual food offerings at museums. A highlight of our 2 week trip to Hawaii.

Thank Jacqueline S
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

Take the lava-demonstration and even the buildings in it selfs are beautiful to look at.

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Reviewed 7 April 2012

No one who goes to Honolulu should miss this, but it is closed Tuesdays. Allow yourself lots of time, and it is easy to reach by "The Bus" from Waikiki.

Thank mummy_8Melbourne
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

This is a great museum,, Allot of great Hawaiian history.

Thank lddiehl
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