Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum Immerse yourself in Hawai‘i’s rich culture and heritage at the premier natural and cultural history museum in the state. Welcome to Hawai‘i’s Museum.
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Mission: Our Mission: Bishop Museum inspires our community and visitors through the exploration and celebration of the extraordinary history, culture, and environment of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific.

Ua ola loko i ke aloha. Love gives life within.The love and care of our natural resources brings life to our local commu...
02/17/2020

Ua ola loko i ke aloha. Love gives life within.

The love and care of our natural resources brings life to our local communities. Please join us on Sunday, March 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for our Science and Sustainability Festival. We're excited to present this year’s Festival theme, "Sustainable Seas," as we address one of the most relevant topics of our day: the conservation and preservation of our ocean environment.

#ScienceAndSustainabilityFestival #SustainableSeas #BishopMuseum

The legendary Duke Paoa Kahanamoku was many things to many people. The father of modern surfing. Hawaiʻi's first Olympic...
02/16/2020

The legendary Duke Paoa Kahanamoku was many things to many people. The father of modern surfing. Hawaiʻi's first Olympic gold medalist. An Ambassador of Aloha. Experience Duke’s story in this one-person theatrical production by Moses Goods, and see why Duke is unquestionably one of the most important and beloved figures in Hawaiian history.

This production of "DUKE" is done in partnership between Bishop Museum and ʻInamona Theatre Company, and will be performed within our "Mai Kinohi Mai: Surfing in Hawaiʻi" exhibit. Click for tickets and info. on the four performances in March (on page, click "Other Dates"):
https://16806a.blackbaudhosting.com/16806a/DUKE-by-Moses-Goods

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#MaiKinohiMai #SurfingInHawaii

WHO are the Professor, Doug the Drop, Peter the Penguin, Mr. Dirt the Puppet, Louie the Crab, and Big Red, the Talking R...
02/16/2020

WHO are the Professor, Doug the Drop, Peter the Penguin, Mr. Dirt the Puppet, Louie the Crab, and Big Red, the Talking Redwood Tree? Why, just some of the colorful characters from the Banana Slug String Band, currently on Maui and coming soon to Bishop Museum!

The Banana Slug String Band are lovable musicians and songwriters who blend music, theater, puppetry, and audience participation to create a lively, entertaining learning experience. Their original songs and catchy music are full of educational and motivational messages. Come learn more about our ʻāina and enjoy fun for the entire family -- the performance is FREE with admission! Join us Saturday, Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. - Noon on Flanders Lawn.

#BishopMuseum

PC: Banana Slug String Band, Santa Cruz Sentinel.

This Valentine's Day, we find ourselves exploring Hawaiian Hall, reflecting on our admiration and respect for our namesa...
02/15/2020

This Valentine's Day, we find ourselves exploring Hawaiian Hall, reflecting on our admiration and respect for our namesake, Bernice Pauahi Bishop.

#HeartsForArt #BishopMuseum

❤️ The heart of our Museum is our employees, and one of the most important roles on our staff is that of the Hoʻokipa Am...
02/14/2020

❤️ The heart of our Museum is our employees, and one of the most important roles on our staff is that of the Hoʻokipa Ambassador.

The Hoʻokipa Ambassador enhances our guests' experience by greeting them, providing an overview of our exhibits and programs, assisting at special events, and supporting other, key functions of Museum operations and visitor interaction. Learn more and join our team at BishopMuseum.org/Careers!

#BishopMuseum #HawaiisMuseum

🎶 Free concert at #HawaiisMuseum this weekend! Enjoy the beautiful voices of the La Cañada Chamber Singers this Saturday...
02/13/2020

🎶 Free concert at #HawaiisMuseum this weekend! Enjoy the beautiful voices of the La Cañada Chamber Singers this Saturday at 1 p.m., augmented by the incredible acoustics of Hawaiian Hall.

Free with admission. If you haven't experienced live music in Hawaiian Hall, you can't miss this performance!

#BishopMuseum #HawaiianHall

Photo courtesy LCHS Choral.

Paid internship opportunity -- for both students AND teachers!https://www.bishopmuseum.org/steaminternshipCurious about ...
02/12/2020

Paid internship opportunity -- for both students AND teachers!
https://www.bishopmuseum.org/steaminternship

Curious about the native plants and animals of Hawai‘i? Apply for our Student & Teacher STEAM Internships and learn about science and culture through hands-on work with specimens, artifacts, field notes, and more.

This summer, student and teacher STEAM interns will work alongside our collections managers and curators to investigate research questions, practice technical skills, train in science communication, and learn about Hawaiian and Pacific culture as well as the Hawaiian language. They'll also receive the rare opportunity to participate in the care and stewardship of the Museum's treasured collections, including those in Anthropology, Botany, Malacology, Invertebrate Zoology, Vertebrate Zoology, and the Pacific Center for Molecular Biodiversity.

#BishopMuseum #HawaiisMuseum
#NaturalScience #STEAM
#Science #Technology #Engineering #Art #Math

Just announced! Joining Shane Kainoa Music at our "Romance Under the Stars" event this Friday night is 6-time GRAMMY® No...
02/11/2020

Just announced! Joining Shane Kainoa Music at our "Romance Under the Stars" event this Friday night is 6-time GRAMMY® Nominee and multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award Winner Amy Hanaialii! It's not too late to make your reservations! Sip, savor, and stargaze this Valentine’s Day:
https://www.bishopmuseum.org/calendar/romance-under-the-stars.

Join us for Romance Under the Stars with tastings from five of Honolulu’s best restaurants: Flavors of Italy Hawaii, Koko Head Cafe, La Vie, The Pig and the Lady, and 53 By The Sea.

Enjoy a wide selection of wines selected by Fujioka's Wine Times at Times Supermarket, handcrafted specialty cocktails by top mixologists, locally produced beers from Ola Brew, and Lonohana Estate Chocolate's exquisite treats. Stargaze under the night sky in the J. Watumull Observatory (weather permitting) and explore our latest exhibit, Mai Kinohi Mai: Surfing in Hawaiʻi.

Plus, Maui Divers Jewelry will be showcasing the pre-launch of their Ipu Collection, inspired by Bishop Museum Collections. All attendees will receive a complimentary Spiegelau wine glass to remember the evening.

Romance Under the Stars is a 21 and over event. Registration is required as capacity is limited. Bishop Museum Members receive 10% off ticket prices!

Photo courtesy Maui Divers Jewelery.

#BishopMuseum #RomanceUnderTheStarsHawaii

A pēlā i kapa ʻia ai ka inoa o ka poʻe o Kamāʻoa mā ʻo Nā Mamo a ka Ipu ʻAwaʻawa.In the district of Kaʻū, spread across ...
02/09/2020

A pēlā i kapa ʻia ai ka inoa o ka poʻe o Kamāʻoa mā ʻo Nā Mamo a ka Ipu ʻAwaʻawa.

In the district of Kaʻū, spread across the Kamāʻoa Plain, live the Children of the Gourd. This magical tale delves into the past to reveal how the people of this region came to be named.

Follow in the footsteps of a chief as he makes his way from Kamāʻoa to Kapuʻa, guided by a tiny green vine sprouting from the burial cave of his chiefess. What he finds at the end of his journey brings him back from the grief of losing his wife and solidifies the future of his people.

Enjoy, “Legend of the Gourd,” available from Bishop Museum Press. View more at www.BishopMuseumPress.org.

#PressPicksSunday #BishopMuseumPress #BishopMuseum

🧸 They enjoyed the movies, now imagine a real-life "night at the museum" for your keiki! As part of our education initia...
02/09/2020

🧸 They enjoyed the movies, now imagine a real-life "night at the museum" for your keiki! As part of our education initiatives, Bishop Museum offers three different sleepover programs for classes K-12, with discounts up to 50% off for Title 1 schools.

Plus, families can enjoy our next Stuffed Animal Sleepover, "Snug as a Bug" on Friday, Feb. 28! Click for info. on our Stuffed Animal Sleepover:
https://www.bishopmuseum.org/calendar/snug-as-a-bug/

Click for info. on our three types of school sleepovers:
https://www.bishopmuseum.org/sleepovers/

Come enjoy a night at #HawaiisMuseum and explore all the wonders we have to offer!

#BishopMuseum #BishopMuseumSleepover

How do you find your way?Join our Planetarium educators and Polynesian Voyaging Society navigators as the stars are proj...
02/08/2020

How do you find your way?

Join our Planetarium educators and Polynesian Voyaging Society navigators as the stars are projected on our 30-foot Planetarium dome, and Hokulea Crew navigator and Honolulu Community College Hoʻokele Instructor Ka‘iulani Murphy shares how voyaging navigators use the stars to find their way. Following each talk, weather permitting, you'll be invited to the viewing deck to find the same stars that were discussed in the program, in the night sky. See "Navigating by the Stars" on Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 7-8 p.m:
https://www.bishopmuseum.org/calendar/navigating-by-the-stars-ke-ka-o-makali%ca%bbi/

#Hokulea #JWatumullPlanetarium #BishopMuseum

Found your spot yet?On the floor of the Museum's Pacific Hall is a large, wooden map showing the continents bordering th...
02/07/2020

Found your spot yet?

On the floor of the Museum's Pacific Hall is a large, wooden map showing the continents bordering the vast Pacific Ocean, and many of the islands in-between. We've been seeing visitors stand near their islands of origin -- or places they've traveled to -- and taking "feet selfies" to share on social.

We thought it'd be neat to see if we could get a collection of these "selfies" representing most if not all of the areas on the map. If you take one, please tag us and we'll add it to the collection. Be sure your island of choice is clearly visible. We hope to share a collage of your pics in the near future!

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Remembering the Queen.World champion Rell Sunn was more than a surfing legend -- she was also a pioneer. She was Hawaiʻi...
02/06/2020

Remembering the Queen.

World champion Rell Sunn was more than a surfing legend -- she was also a pioneer. She was Hawaiʻi's first female lifeguard and a founding member of the Women’s Professional Surfing Association. She was also a breast cancer advocate, helping others live through the disease she herself was fighting.

Her middle name means, "Heart of the Sea," which is the title of the documentary film we're proudly screening on the beloved "Queen of Makaha." Join us as Traditions of the Pacific Presents "Heart of the Sea," showing Thursday, February 20 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Atherton Hālau. Admission is free for Bishop Museum members with pre-registration, and $10 for others: https://www.bishopmuseum.org/calendar/traditions-of-the-pacific-presents-heart-of-the-sea-documentary-film/.

#RellSunn #QueenOfMakaka #HeartOfTheSea
#MaiKinohiMai #SurfingInHawaii #BishopMuseum

Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away! Make your reservations now for a night of incredible food, cocktails, wine,...
02/04/2020

Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away! Make your reservations now for a night of incredible food, cocktails, wine, and chocolate, *plus* enter to win a beautiful ring from Maui Divers Jewelry's new Ipu Collection, inspired by Bishop Museum Collections! Retail value $875.00. Click to make your reservations, view Official Rules, and enter: https://www.bishopmuseum.org/calendar/romance-under-the-stars*

#BishopMuseum #RomanceUnderTheStarsHawaii

*NO PURCHASE OR CONTRIBUTION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID OUTSIDE OF HAWAIʻI AND WHERE PROHIBITED. A PURCHASE OR CONTRIBUTION WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

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What happens when people step out of their comfort zones to discover new worlds? We explore this question with an intrig...
02/02/2020

What happens when people step out of their comfort zones to discover new worlds? We explore this question with an intriguing cross-disciplinary project, "Where Art & Science Meet" -- new at Bishop Museum's Science Adventure Center.

Ten scientists from Bishop Museum have partnered with 10 members of the Honolulu Printmakers to share scientific processes and insights into their respective practices. This collaboration has resulted in the artists’ visual interpretations of the scientists’ research work. The scientists, in turn, have created an explanatory scientific poster to accompany the artwork. With a variety of printmaking techniques and diverse fields of science, each partnership explored the relationship and met the challenge in different ways.

Congratulations to our museum scientists and their partner artists on this exciting partnership! See the installation now thru May 3 in the Science Adventure Center. Learn more: https://www.bishopmuseum.org/printmakers

#HonoluluPrintmakers
#WhereArtAndScienceMeet
#NaturalScience
#art #science
#artsci #artscience
#sciart #scienceart
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President Barack Obama will always hold a special place in the hearts of the people of Hawaiʻi. The Obama Foundation inv...
01/31/2020

President Barack Obama will always hold a special place in the hearts of the people of Hawaiʻi. The Obama Foundation invites you to share your memories of the president and help build a museum collection that tells the story of the important role Hawaiʻi played in his formative years, and beyond.

Join us for the Obama Foundation’s Hawaii Collections Gathering events, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7 and 8, at Bishop Museum’s Atherton Hālau. Meet with Obama alumni, learn more about the Obama Foundation’s collection development initiative, and meet with representatives from the Obama Foundation’s Museum Team to share information on offered artifacts.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their Obama-related artifacts and mementos to the events, for consideration and potential display in the Obama Presidential Center Museum! Click to learn more and RSVP: https://www.obama.org/collection-event

Photo courtesy of the Obama Foundation.

#ObamaKeepsake #ObamaFoundation #BishopMuseum

Mahalo to The New York Times for recommending Bishop Museum as the very first stop on a trip to Honolulu!https://www.nyt...
01/31/2020

Mahalo to The New York Times for recommending Bishop Museum as the very first stop on a trip to Honolulu!
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/travel/36-hours-what-to-do-in-honolulu.html

Quote: "Deep background" ... "Some visitors will head straight to the beach but Bishop Museum is a better place to understand the physical and cultural evolution of the islands" ... Our team is humbled by this recognition and strives to continue honoring, preserving, and bringing to life the history, culture, and science of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific, as well as sharing our cultural and natural history collections, and active scientific research, with both our local and global communities.

#BishopMuseum #HawaiisMuseum

Did you know? Lei can be made from a wide range of materials, including flowers, shells, foliage, feathers, and seeds.Le...
01/30/2020

Did you know? Lei can be made from a wide range of materials, including flowers, shells, foliage, feathers, and seeds.

Learn about the techniques used in traditional and modern-era lei-making, and of the continued importance of making, giving, and wearing lei. "The Art and Significance of Lei" is led by Kumu Melvin Kahōkūloa Lantaka, and will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1, 8, 15, and 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Hawaiian Hall Atrium. This program is FREE with admission! As part of this Living Culture Presentation, you'll also have an opportunity to view traditional Hawaiian lei and other adornments from Bishop Museum's collections.

The Bishop Museum Living Culture presentations and workshops are supported by Hawaii Tourism Authority through the Kūkulu Ola Program.

#BishopMuseum #lei

Learn about the special relationship between a surfboard shaper and a traditionally carved surfboard -- join us for a Su...
01/29/2020

Learn about the special relationship between a surfboard shaper and a traditionally carved surfboard -- join us for a Surfboard Shaping Workshop with Kumu Pōhaku Stone this Saturday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Online registration required -- learn more at www.BishopMuseum.org/Events.

The process of finding the right source of wood, bringing out the life of the board, and naming the surfboard involves culture, protocol, and respect. Get a feel for shaping the wood and gain insight into understanding the connection between shaper and board inherent in the process of creating a traditional wooden Hawaiian surfboard.

The Bishop Museum Living Culture presentations and workshops are supported by Hawaii Tourism Authority through the Kūkulu Ola Program.

#BishopMuseum #MaiKinohiMai #SurfingInHawaii #surfboard #SurfboardShaping

"I know there are a lot of different views, perspectives and opinions on the environment and climate change but I believ...
01/28/2020

"I know there are a lot of different views, perspectives and opinions on the environment and climate change but I believe if we all do our part we can make a positive impact together for now and future generations." -- Carissa Moore via Instagram.

Be part of the discussion on sustainability and conservation with Carissa and Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii during Surf Nights, Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.: http://bit.ly/2NrBF5G.

PC: Subaru Hawaii

Kokua Hawaii Foundation
Art Explorium

#SurfNightsHawaii #MaiKinohiMai #BishopMuseum
#OceanSustainability #sustainability

It’s said that at any given moment, Bishop Museum has more than 25,000 stories waiting to be told. We’re searching for a...
01/26/2020

It’s said that at any given moment, Bishop Museum has more than 25,000 stories waiting to be told. We’re searching for a teammate passionate about the history, culture, art, science, and environment of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific, to help share these stories with our global audience.

Join the Bishop Museum ʻOhana as our Digital Communications Coordinator, a new, entry level position in our Institutional Advancement department. The Digital Communications Coordinator supports key digital communications activities for the Museum including content management; content creation; social media; email marketing; website management; digital (search and social) advertising; and cross-platform analytics.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for serving the Museum’s many stakeholders; the energy to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment; the initiative and creativity to explore new ways to engage the Museum’s diverse audiences; and the commitment to help preserve our island homes’ history, culture, science, and environment. Optimally, the candidate will have some work experience/background in online communications and/or public relations; enjoy writing; and have a working knowledge of design, photography, and videography / video editing.

Visit www.BishopMuseum.org/Careers for more information.

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#career #communications #content
#PublicRelations #marketing
#Hawaii #Pacific

Happy Birthday to Bishop Museum founder Charles Reed Bishop, who was born on this day in 1822. To realize the vision of ...
01/25/2020

Happy Birthday to Bishop Museum founder Charles Reed Bishop, who was born on this day in 1822. To realize the vision of his beloved wife Princess Bernice Pauahi, (great-granddaughter of Kamehameha I), Mr. Bishop helped establish Kamehameha Schools in 1887 and founded the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum in 1889. Upon his death in San Francisco in 1915, his ashes were brought back to Hawaiʻi to be laid to rest beside Pauahi in the vault of the Kamehamehas.

[Photo: Charles Reed Bishop, ca. 1865. Image number SP 18511. Bishop Museum Archives. Image sharing on social media is welcome; for all other uses, please contact [email protected].]

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Mahalo to the East-West Center for their partnership in bringing "We the Voyagers: Lata’s Children (Matou Nga MokuPuna o...
01/25/2020

Mahalo to the East-West Center for their partnership in bringing "We the Voyagers: Lata’s Children (Matou Nga MokuPuna o Lata)" to our museum!

This two-part film series features the living crew of Polynesian voyagers of Taumako, Solomon Islands, who share their history, motivations, and skills through storytelling, canoe building, and wayfinding. They use only the designs, materials, and methods of their culture-hero Lata, who built the first voyaging canoe (vaka) and navigated to distant islands. The films are hosted by Dr. Marianne “Mimi” George, anthropologist, sailor, and writer specializing in voyaging cultures.⁣ Each film is 57 minutes long and there will be a short intermission between the two screenings.

For more information and to reserve your seats, please visit https://www.bishopmuseum.org/calendar/we-the-voyagers-latas-children-matou-nga-mokupuna-o-lata.

#BishopMuseum #WeTheVoyagers #Polynesia #PolynesianVoyaging #SolomonIslands #Taumako #Oceania

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1525 Bernice St
Honolulu, HI
96817

Bishop Museum is closed on THANKSGIVING and CHRISTMAS DAY 1. Get on the #2 or City Express B bus heading towards ‘School St./Middle St.' 2. Get off the bus at the intersection of School and Kapālama Streets.Cross School Street at the intersection and walk down Kapālama Street (you'll be headed toward the ocean, ‘makai’, though you can't see it). 3. At the intersection of Kapālama and Bernice Streets, turn right. You should see the museum grounds on the left hand side of Bernice Street and the entrance is about 200 feet up the street (on your left).

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Reed_Bishop I am related to her thru her marriage to my 10th cousin three times removed, Charles Reed Bishop. :)
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Was the Moai monolith it the courtyard at the Bishop museum a replica or the real deal? What happened to it?
Beautiful day at Bishop Museum ❤
Today is my 7th Anniversary and one thing I like to do on special days is to see the historical events that happen on that day. I came across this and thought it was interesting 😊
Aloha! Yesterday I watched the full exhibit in Cascais, Portugal about their former ambassador visiting Japan where THEY called the Portugese for "barbarians". I thought that was interesting since the native Hawaiians were called the same by white visitors!
Aloha! Do you know if Princess Ka'iulani went to Portugal and stayed here too, besides to Britain? If so, when and where, and are there any notes about it that I could read in English?
Aloha! This conflict over building the telescope on Big Island, has been going on for a long time. Can you please point me to a source of reference about how it started and why the builders keep insisting when so many protest - why there?
You really should have a member only line. You let people with online tickets to check in before the members....
Mary Kawena Pukui!
 Evil, racist New Zealand Prime Minister Sir John Key states: What the 28 Maori Battalion did in WW11 1939-1945 for King and Country is History now Worthless! His two multimillionaire colleagues and former National Party members support his views by making the following statements:  Sir Bob Jones; I have in mind a public holiday where MAORI bring us breakfast in bed, weed our gardens, wash and polish our cars and do it out of gratitude for existing!  Don Brash/Former Chairperson of New Zealand’s National Party states: MAORI have no rights! Not one of these evil, gutless, scumbag, racists Fathers’ fought for King and Country (Aotearoa/New Zealand) 1939-1945 WW11 …. their Dads were hiding in the bush! ….. Just like their evil, gutless, scumbag, racist sons! Michael Mackie Davis/Son of Pakihau Rewi-Dave Davis 28 MAORI BATTALION A Company 1939-1945 WW11 for King and Country. (please Google 28 Maori Battalion)