Bishop Museum cuts admission tomorrow

Bishop Museum is reducing its admission price tomorrow to $5 per adult and $3 for children ages four and under. The museum says the discount is being offered because it has temporarily closed its Hawaiian Hall Complex for maintenance work, but notes that these reduced prices can not be combined with discount coupons or other promotions.

Regular admission rates will resume on Thursday, June 25, 2009. The Museum is still closed on Tuesdays.

Exhibits that are available include:

  • Backyard Monsters: The World of Insects (Castle Memorial Building)
    This exhibit features six robotic insects that are between 10 and 12 feet in length, including a twelve-foot tarantula, a giant paper wasp, a Monarch butterfly, fighting beetles, and a tomato caterpillar. Backyard Monsters also includes nine insect display cases and interactive exhibits that allow visitors to explore bug sounds, insect vision, and discover the worldwide insect population. The exhibition has seven display cases of exotic insects such as longhorn beetles, butterflies, moths and arachnids.
  • Pauahi: A Legacy for Hawaii (Castle Memorial Building)
    This exhibit features items from many of the early collections at Bishop Museum, valued treasures associated with Hawaiian ali‘i, and striking examples of Hawaiian mastery.
  • Richard T. Mamiya Science Adventure Center
    This three-floor gallery centers on Hawai‘i’s unique natural environment and offers a number of hands-on exhibits, a lava demonstration, and more.

Also included in the admission rate are the planetarium shows and the Science on a Sphere exhibit that take place in the Jhamandas Watamull Planetarium. The popular Music and Dance of Hawai‘i hula program will take place in the Atherton Hālau.

For more information please call (808) 847-3511 or visit

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