Bishop Museum

★★★★☆
  • 1525 Bernice St

    Honolulu, HI 96817

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  • 808-847-3511

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I needed to go to Bishop Museum's archives to get some records for my research paper. These are records that are only at Bishop Museum and that they haven't made available online. I was disturbed to find out that they recently closed the archives because of a huge loss of federal funding, which also required a big layoff. I accepted that it has fallen on hard times.

Tonight, I am watching my friends on Merrie Monarch Festival and guess who has paid expensive sponsorship of the festival? Bishop Museum.

The Merrie Monarch Festival is important, but I would prefer that Bishop Musuem spends its money keeping its own doors open instead of mismanaging their money with expensive commercials.

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★★☆☆☆

I needed to go to Bishop Museum's archives to get some records for my research paper. These are records that are only at Bishop Museum and that they haven't made available online. I was disturbed to find out that they recently closed the archives because of a huge loss of federal funding, which also required a big layoff. I accepted that it has fallen on hard times.

Tonight, I am watching my friends on Merrie Monarch Festival and guess who has paid expensive sponsorship of the festival? Bishop Museum.

The Merrie Monarch Festival is important, but I would prefer that Bishop Musuem spends its money keeping its own doors open instead of mismanaging their money with expensive commercials.

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Had a pleasant day at the museum...glad I only paid $7.95 to get in. I would be very disappointed at $14. Then again, living here I have seen many of the items on display or variations of them around town. The science building was unimpressive...many items did not work. Guess after living in Chicago with the Museum of History and Science and Industry it's a hard act to follow. I was hoping for more on the history of the Bishop family and the history of Hawaii rather than islands of the Pacific. Story teller was FANTASTIC. Feather garment display very impressive.

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★★★☆☆

Had a pleasant day at the museum...glad I only paid $7.95 to get in. I would be very disappointed at $14. Then again, living here I have seen many of the items on display or variations of them around town. The science building was unimpressive...many items did not work. Guess after living in Chicago with the Museum of History and Science and Industry it's a hard act to follow. I was hoping for more on the history of the Bishop family and the history of Hawaii rather than islands of the Pacific. Story teller was FANTASTIC. Feather garment display very impressive.

Pros: Nice grounds

Cons: Too little to see. Why did I expect more??

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There is not a lot of things that are not considered in the Hawaiiana category. The best things they have usualyl have to deal with Hawaiian artifacts and things like that. However, they normally have it very kid oriented and there are quite a few hands on things. Also, they normally have a pretty good space exhibit since they have the telescopes on the Big Island. I'd reccomend it if you get the chance to go. I don't remember it being that expensive, but you should probably check on the price and the hours before you go.

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★★★★☆

There is not a lot of things that are not considered in the Hawaiiana category. The best things they have usualyl have to deal with Hawaiian artifacts and things like that. However, they normally have it very kid oriented and there are quite a few hands on things. Also, they normally have a pretty good space exhibit since they have the telescopes on the Big Island. I'd reccomend it if you get the chance to go. I don't remember it being that expensive, but you should probably check on the price and the hours before you go.

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I came here a few years ago and was lucky enough to catch the dinosaur show that was being shown here. It was very interesting and interactive which my son liked a lot. They had dinosaur replicas and a lot of fun activities for kids. I always enjoy the shows at the planetarium.

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★★★★★

I came here a few years ago and was lucky enough to catch the dinosaur show that was being shown here. It was very interesting and interactive which my son liked a lot. They had dinosaur replicas and a lot of fun activities for kids. I always enjoy the shows at the planetarium.

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This museum currently has a robots & reptile exhibit which is very entertaining and informative for kids and adults. The Hawaiian hall has lots of displays and helps you understand Hawaii's culture, royalty and sports history. Spent half a day there, recalling some of the exhibits from childhood school excursions.

Open everyday and reasonably priced. New Science Center opening later on this year.

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★★★★☆

This museum currently has a robots & reptile exhibit which is very entertaining and informative for kids and adults. The Hawaiian hall has lots of displays and helps you understand Hawaii's culture, royalty and sports history. Spent half a day there, recalling some of the exhibits from childhood school excursions.

Open everyday and reasonably priced. New Science Center opening later on this year.

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Located on Bernice Street in Honolulu, the Bishop is the first place to take kids, in order to learn Hawaiian history. Even preschoolers will have lot...

 

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