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Want to take a deep dive in Hawaii's rich history, culture and traditions? Then a visit to the Bishop Museum is a must do. It's an authentic education of Hawaii and Pacific island peoples (the museum... Read More
Want to take a deep dive in Hawaii's rich history, culture and traditions? Then a visit to the Bishop Museum is a must do. It's an authentic education of Hawaii and Pacific island peoples (the museum also has traveling exhibitions). In 1889, Charles Reed Bishop founded the museum in honor of his late wife, Princess Pauahi Bishop. It housed her extensive artifact collection. Today, it's the state's largest museum, and is home to millions of Hawaii and Pacific island artifacts, photos and original documents. Exhibitions are made more interactive with friendly, knowledgable docents, multimedia displays and for the keiki, hands-on stations. After you've meandered around the museum, visit the Bishop Museum Cafe by Highway Inn, where you can tuck into Hawaiian food, such as a kalua pig and poi plate lunch.
- Daily 9am-5pm
- Adult $22.95; Senior (65+) $19.95; Military $14.95; Child (4-12) $14.95; Child (3 and under) Free;
Entry Per Vehicle $5
- Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: The Bishop Museum is Honolulu's largest and most elaborate museum, and has a wide array of exhibits.
- Best for Attractions near Cruise Port Because: As Hawaii largest and most respected museum, the Bishop Museum is the place to for Hawaiian history, and it's close to the port.