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Bishop Museum Tours

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Bishop Museum

Originally designed to hold the heirlooms of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, a descendant of King Kamehameha I, the Bishop Museum now houses one of the world’s largest collections of Polynesian artifacts. Visit to see the personal possessions of Hawaiian kings and queens, explore the Hawaiian skies, and see real molten lava.

The Basics
For a crash course in Hawaiian history, Polynesian lore, and anthropology, head to Oahu’s Bishop Museum. Exhibits cover everything from stories about Hawaiian gods to the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame to the history of surfing, and the museum boasts a planetarium and a Science Adventure Center.

Purchase admission tickets ahead of time online, or pick up a Go Oahu Card, which offers free admission to the Bishop Museum as well as other top Oahu attractions. Alternatively, get a Bishop Museum All Access Pass, which includes admission and unlimited shows at the planetarium.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The museum charges for admission, and planetarium shows require an additional fee.
  • Free guided welcome tours are offered multiple times every day.
  • Plan to spend at least 2–3 hours exploring the museum’s collections.
  • All exhibits are wheelchair and stroller accessible.
How to Get There
The Bishop Museum is located in the historic Kalihi neighborhood of Honolulu, about 5 miles (8 kilometers) north of downtown Waikiki; the drive, along the I-H1 highway, takes about 15 minutes. Waikiki’s hop-on hop-off Purple Line trolley stops off at the Bishop Museum as well as other top Honolulu sights like the Aloha Stadium, Pearl Harbor, and Pier 38.

When to Get There
The museum is open daily from morning until evening every day except for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. The museum hosts several free welcome tours and planetarium shows as well as storytelling events, hula shows, live music performances, and more; check the museum’s calendar of events prior to your visit.

The Bishop Museum Planetarium

Bishop Museum’s Planetarium shows are a highlight of a visit. Shows explore the Hawaiian night sky and feature information about traditional Polynesian navigation methods as well as current astronomical phenomena. Some programs are designed specifically for children. Special Saturday evening shows include the opportunity to head out and see the stars from the museum’s viewing deck.

Address: 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817, USA
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5 Tours and Activities to Experience Bishop Museum

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Bishop Museum General Admission Ticket

Bishop Museum General Admission Ticket

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Visit the Bishop Museum, one of the most popular attractions in Oahu, with this prepaid admission ticket. Rated the number one museum attraction in Hawaii by TripAdvisor and founded in 1889, this venue contains informative exhibits on Hawaiian culture and traditions. Witness a fascinating live lava demonstration and recline in a comfortable seat to enjoy a celestial planetarium show. Learn about Hawaii's history and its relationship to the Pacific islands and the rest of the world.
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  • 1 to 8 hours
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Go Oahu All-Inclusive Pass with 45+ Attractions and Tours

Go Oahu All-Inclusive Pass with 45+ Attractions and Tours

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Make the most out of your trip to paradise with the Go Oahu Pass, available for 1- to 7-day use over the course of two weeks. This Oahu pass offers free admission to over 30 attractions, beach activities, and tours—all to be enjoyed at your own relaxed pace. You’ll also receive discounts to local restaurants and shops, along with a free pocket guidebook. No redemption is required with your pass, just save your pass (ticket) on your mobile device and explore Oahu at your leisure. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 30 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 7 days
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Your Private Community Tours

Your Private Community Tours

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Give back to the community with a hands-on, authentic travel experience and save money in exchange on this private Oahu community service tour. Spend up to 90 minutes volunteering with activities like beach clean ups—the discounted rate is automatically applied to your chosen Pearl Harbor, North Shore, or Circle Island private tour, which is minimally modified to accommodate your volunteer experience.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
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Your Private Pearl Harbor Tours

Your Private Pearl Harbor Tours

Benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private tour of Pearl Harbor in Honolulu. With a guide leading you through a carefully curated itinerary, you'll be sure not to miss a thing on this tour that includes tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial (if booking for early morning pickup times). Other activities and entrance fees are to be purchased by guests separately.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
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Your Private Mix Plate (Combination) Tours

Your Private Mix Plate (Combination) Tours

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This private tour of Oahu lets you completely customize your sightseeing experience to include hiking, swimming, shopping, and more. From Pearl Harbor to off-the-beaten-track vista points to family favorites like Dole Plantation, let your guide know what you want to see, and then arrive with the comfort and efficiency of private transportation.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
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Personalized Private Tour of O'ahu

Personalized Private Tour of O'ahu

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See the Oahu you want to see with a private tour that can be personalized to match your interests. Plan your day around the attractions you want to visit or the activities you want to try out, and the private guide will take care of the details. You can even add on other tours or activities you book, if the timing works.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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Should I book Bishop Museum tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Bishop Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 5 Bishop Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Bishop Museum 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Bishop Museum costs USD 24.95. Guided Bishop Museum tours start around USD 24.95 per person. See all 5 Bishop Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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