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Bishop Museum, Honolulu

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Home to the largest collection of Polynesian cultural artifacts, Bishop Museum was founded in memory of the Charles Reed Bishop's wife, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the last heir of the Kamehameha dynasty. Most of the original building was used as a school for indigenous boys. When the school moved, the museum expanded. In addition to the permanent collection, traveling exhibits move through the Castle Memorial building, and science exhibits are housed inside the Richard T. Mamiya Science Adventure Center. To visit Bishop Museum on your holiday in Honolulu, and find out what else Honolulu has to offer, use our Honolulu.
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  • A little out of the way from the main tourist drag but well worth the visit. The permanent display of Hawaiian history was very interesting, set in a stunning building. A temporary exhibition on... 
    A little out of the way from the main tourist drag but well worth the visit. The permanent display of Hawaiian history was very interesting, set in a stunning building. A temporary exhibition on...  more »
  • Must visit for people interested in History and Anthropology. The museum has a remarkable collection of pieces from the Hawaiian and Polynesian cultures. The building and gardens are very pleasant. 
    Must visit for people interested in History and Anthropology. The museum has a remarkable collection of pieces from the Hawaiian and Polynesian cultures. The building and gardens are very pleasant.  more »
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  • Incredible displays about the Pacific islands, the people and their cultures housed in a beautifully restored building all with informative explanations. Scheduled shows in the planetarium ... (additional fee, uncertain if reservations are required or suggested.) Special short-term exhibits, often with hands-on opportunities for children, are usually available in a separate building for all to enjoy. Yet another building is dedicated to offering information on volcanoes as well as our oceans and weather. There is a small cafe on the grounds as well as a very nice, though small, gift shop which has a good selection of very nice, quality items. The property is lovely; all the buildings are new or restored and they, along with well manicured greenery encircle a large grass area where the little ones can run a bit between the museum-like displays that are waiting inside. This is a must see for everyone, you will take away an insight and appreciation of this paradise that will make a lasting impression.
  • Not a lot of parking spots available for parking when there are events here, the streets are so crowded with cars parking there. Ripe situation for multiple accidents. The drop off and pick up of guests is fairly decent and non problematic. The concert they had there was very good. Very great space for a concert. There has to be a better resolution for parking though.

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