Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum in Hawaii

Museums & History in Hawaii

Address: 1525 Bernice St., Honolulu, HI 96817 - MAP
Phone: (808) 847-3511
Web: www.bishopmuseum.org

Bernice Pauahi Bishop MuseumThe Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum celebrates and chronicles the Polynesian culture, with the world's largest collection of cultural and scientific artifacts on the original residents of the South Pacific islands.

The museum of history and science was founded in 1889. It also has an extensive entomological collection of over 13.5 million specimens, the third largest collection in the United States. The museum was founded by a Hawaiian philanthropist who intended for the museum to hold family heirlooms.

By the late 1980s, the Bishop Museum had become the largest natural and cultural history institution in the Pacific Rim. The Bishop Museum also houses the Jhamandas Watumull Planetarium, an educational and research facility devoted to astronomy.