Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum and its collection

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum , designated the Hawaiʻi State Museum of Natural and Cultural History , is a museum of history and science in the historic Kalihi district of Honolulu on the Hawaiian island of Oʻahu . Founded in 1889, it is the largest museum in Hawaiʻi and has the world's largest collection of Polynesian cultural artifacts and natural history specimens. Besides the comprehensive exhibits of Hawaiiana , the museum's total holding of natural history specimens exceeds 24 million, of which the entomological collection alone represents more than 13.5 million specimens (making it the third-largest insect collection in the United States). The Index Herbariorum code assigned to Herbarium Pacificum of this museum is BISH and this abbreviation is used when citing housed herbarium specimens. The museum complex is home to the Richard T. Mamiya Science Adventure Center .

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Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum
Bernice Street 1525
HI 96819 Honolulu

Visitor information Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

Opening hours

9:00 – 17:00
9:00 – 17:00
9:00 – 17:00
9:00 – 17:00
9:00 – 17:00
9:00 – 17:00
9:00 – 17:00


4 – 17$16.95
Normal rate$24.95


Wheelchair accessible

Location & Map

Bernice Street 1525, Honolulu

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