Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum and its collection

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, also known as the Hawaiʻi State Museum of Natural and Cultural History, is a significant institution founded in 1889. Charles Reed Bishop established it in honor of his late wife, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, who was the last descendant of the Kamehameha royal family. This historical connection adds a layer of depth to the museum's cultural significance.

The Museum's Unique Collection

The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum is housed in a building that once contained the collection of Hawaiian objects inherited by Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop. This unique collection, which has been preserved and expanded over the years, offers visitors a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of Hawaii.

The Museum's Insect Collection

In addition to its unique collection of Hawaiian objects, the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum also boasts the third largest insect collection in the United States, with an impressive 13.5 million specimens. This extensive collection provides a fascinating insight into the biodiversity of the region and is a must-see for nature enthusiasts.

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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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