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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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2154 Aulii St, Honolulu, HI
     
    0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Western Honolulu, this holiday home is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Bishop Museum and within 3 miles (5 km) of Honolulu Harbor and Hawaii Theater. Aloha Tower and Aloha Tower Marketplace are also within 3 miles (5 km).

    Studio With a Single bed
    Studio With a Single bed

    Studio With a Single bed

    715 Umi St, Honolulu, HI
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Western Honolulu, this apartment building is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Bishop Museum and within 3 miles (5 km) of Honolulu Harbor and Hawaii Theater. Aloha Tower and Aloha Tower Marketplace are also within 3 miles (5 km).

      Available Dec 1st-14th Only
      Available Dec 1st-14th Only

      Available Dec 1st-14th Only

      2638 Kamanaiki St, Honolulu, HI
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Western Honolulu, this historic holiday home is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Bishop Museum and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Honolulu Harbor. Foster Botanical Garden is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) away.

        Pacific Marina Inn Airport Hotel AU$186
        Pacific Marina Inn Airport Hotel

        Pacific Marina Inn Airport Hotel

        2628 Waiwai Loop, Honolulu, HI
           
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Western Honolulu, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Honolulu Harbor, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Hickam Air Force Base and Ala Moana Center. Hawaii Convention Center and Waikiki Beach are also within 9 mi (15 km).

          Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort AU$422
          Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

          Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

          2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Waikiki, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Royal Hawaiian Center and Waikiki Beach. Honolulu Zoo and Ala Moana Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            Top of the Hill. Honolulu 2 Bedrooms Beautiful Mountain View
            Top of the Hill. Honolulu 2 Bedrooms Beautiful Mountain View

            Top of the Hill. Honolulu 2 Bedrooms Beautiful Mountain View

            1681 Mahani Loop, Honolulu, HI
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Western Honolulu, this holiday home is 1.8 mi (3 km) from Bishop Museum and within 6 miles (10 km) of Honolulu Harbor and Ala Moana Beach Park. Ala Moana Center and Aloha Tower Marketplace are also within 6 miles (10 km).

              Aston at the Executive Centre Hotel AU$346
              Aston at the Executive Centre Hotel

              Aston at the Executive Centre Hotel

              1088 Bishop St, Honolulu, HI
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Downtown Honolulu, this hotel is steps away from Hawaii Pacific University and Hawaii Theater. Honolulu Harbor and Iolani Palace are also within 10 minutes.

                Heart of Downtown Honolulu AU$513
                Heart of Downtown Honolulu

                Heart of Downtown Honolulu

                executive center 1088 bishop, 1106, Honolulu, HI
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Downtown Honolulu, this condo is steps away from Hawaii Pacific University and Hawaii Theater. Honolulu Harbor and Iolani Palace are also within 10 minutes.