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Bishop Museum

Hop a bus to Honolulu's Kalihi district for a wonderful journey through the history and culture of Hawaii, Polynesia and even outer space!

Founded in 1889, the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum is the biggest museum in Hawaii, and houses the world's largest collection of Hawaiian and Polynesian artefacts. Aiming to educate the public on the area's history, the museum is also home to a planetarium and interactive science exhibits.

Learn how the Polynesians used the stars to find their way, observe a volcano as it erupts and wander through a galaxy of stars – the recommended 2 to 3 hours here may just not be enough!

The centrepiece of the Bishop Museum is the Hawaiian Hall. Constructed in the Romanesque style, the hall houses the Hawaiian royal crown and consort's crown, not to mention a 15-metre sperm whale skeleton which hangs from the ceiling. Only partially covered in papier-mâché, the impressive skeleton's structure can be examined in detail by those below its bulk. Move from the Hawaiian Hall to the Polynesian Hall to view a wealth of traditional artefacts from the surrounding islands.

If you're visiting the museum as a family, a visit to the Science Adventure Center is a must. With exhibits ranging over 5 floors, many of which are interactive, this section of the museum teaches children (and parents) all about Hawaii's environment and encourages visitors to take an active part in the learning process. You can control lava as it flows from a volcano, navigate the ocean floor with a hand-held control, or stand back and be impressed by the volcanic eruption display that takes place several times each day.

For those who really want to get away from it all, where better than outer space? Head over to the planetarium for a fascinating journey through our galaxy. Enjoy one of the daily shows held here, or simply wander around at your leisure.

There's plenty of green open space for picnickers and sunbathers alike in the museum gardens, as well as a handy little café for those who haven't planned ahead. Regular buses run to the Kalihi district, and the museum offers plenty of free parking. The Bishop Museum is open every day except Tuesday and Christmas Day and is a great way to occupy the kids for a few fun-filled hours.

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Pacific Marina Inn Airport Hotel
Pacific Marina Inn Airport Hotel
2 out of 5
2628 Waiwai Loop, Honolulu, HI
The price is AU$204 per night from 13 Feb. to 14 Feb.
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Ala Moana Hotel
Ala Moana Hotel
3.5 out of 5
410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, HI
The price is AU$285 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
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**Professionally Sanitized** Ocean View Condo at Colony Surf
**Professionally Sanitized** Ocean View Condo at Colony Surf
2895 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
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Top of the Hill. Honolulu 2 bedrooms beautiful Mountain View
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Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
4 out of 5
2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI
The price is AU$418 per night from 21 Jan. to 22 Jan.
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Aston at the Executive Centre Hotel
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The price is AU$332 per night from 12 Feb. to 13 Feb.
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Alohana Executive Centre 1120 in the Heart of Downtown Honolulu
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