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Bishop Museum

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Bishop Museum

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Bishop Museum - Bishop Museum. Copyright Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson.

Name: Bishop Museum
What: The largest collection of Hawaiian artifacts in the state
Where: West of Waikiki at the base of the Likelike Highway

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The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

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A short video that looks behind the scenes at Hawai'i's premier cultural and natural history museum.


"Honolulu's Bishop Museum is Hawaii's largest museum dedicated to studying and preserving the history of Hawaii and the Pacific. Originally designed to house the extensive collection of Hawaiian artifacts and royal family heirlooms of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, a descendent of King Kamehameha I, the museum is now the premier natural and cultural history institution in the Pacific. One of Oahu's most historic places, the museum holds millions of artifacts, documents and photos about Hawaii and other Polynesian cultures.

Visit the newly renovated Hawaiian Hall, which immerses you in Native Hawaiian culture and history by showcasing a variety of important artifacts. In the planetarium, kids can learn how voyagers navigated the Pacific using the stars. In the Science Adventure Center, children can see Hawaii's unique natural environment like never before through a variety of interactive exhibits.

Note that the museum is closed every Tuesday and on Christmas Day (December 25th), but is open year round with regular hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more about the Bishop Museum."

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