There is a projection hall near the entrance of the museum, showing different films at different times. After buying tickets, he waited for a few minutes, just in time for a 2:30pm show, and then came in to watch. Overhead a round 360-degree curtain, playing a section of the space stars, looking up really has the feeling of flying in a spaceship. While broadcasting, the broadcaster explains in person and interacts with the audience from time to time. Some children answered happily. Look around, the audience, a total of three adults, three children (one of the babies), but the broadcaster was as serious as the audience, without any slack.
To put it short and sweet, this is a GREAT spot for an overview of not only Hawaiian history/culture but also to get a great snapshot of the other islands of Polynesia.Their permanent exhibits focus on both historical and current day events of Polynesia. But they also have visiting exhibits that span a variety of topics (when we went, they had an exhibit on Animation--which REALLY sparked the interest of the bf's nephew!)I am extremely excited to come back to see the unveiling of the renovated Hawaiian Hall (re-opening Summer 2009). This particular hall houses the most prized possessions and artifacts of ancient Hawai'i.Note to the wise, wear comfy shoes and bring snackies if you have little ones with you. You could easily spend HOURS at this museum!! Also, the entrance fee isn't too pricey but if you have a local resident with you, you can get the kama'aina rate which will knock off a few dollars.
Is it pouring rain? No mattah. Try the Bishop museum. In the main building, there's the skeleton of a blue whale suspended over a central courtyard and lots of exhibits peculiar to Hawaii. Hula show in late morning (call). Gain some great insights into Hawaiian history. There's also a cool planetarium show and a wonderful book/gift shop.
Amazing artifacts and collection of Hawaiian history and culture. Visiting the Bishop Museum had been on my "to-do" list for a long time, and I got to experience a bit of it during the Hawaiian Music Festival in January. My group had a private tour with docent Betty on the "Aloha Shirt" Shaheen Collection. Wow, that took my breath away! The aloha shirts and dresses were so beautiful, and I especially like how it was curated. The displays were put together by design or theme. I love love love the hundred aloha shirts on the wall!
Bishop museum is always a treat for the family. The main older building houses the history of the Hawaiian monarchy and Hawaiian culture, while the outer buildings house a planetarium, a exhibition wing with changing exhibits, and a science and tech building dealing with the nature and science of the Hawaiian islands. Great time for all
This museum it's the best I have been to in Oahu. You have a great historic building, with great art and Hawaiian Culture. Right next door it's the Science Center and the Planetarium. This is a most stop for any tourist or local that wants to spend a day without crowds and full of learning.
Loved it! Great way to spend time, plenty of things to look at. Sometimes they host activities for the fam where u can get in cheap with ID
Fine place to see artifacts of the Hawaiian Monarchy - and stop at the planetarium to learn about Hawaiian skies.