Designated the Hawai‘i State Museum of Natural and Cultural History, the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum was founded by Charles Reed Bishop in honor of his late wife, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, in 1889. A visit to this vast treasury of remarkable cultural and natural history exhibits is enough to fill a few days with so much to see and do! Leisurely wander through the Signature Galleries such as Hawaiian Hall, Pacific Hall, Picture Gallery and Richard T. Mamiya Science Adventure Center; see daily shows at the J. Watumull Planetarium; and ask about various tours and programs. Find gifts and souvenirs at the gift shop and grab a bite between galleries at the Bishop Museum Café by Highway Inn. Transportation is a snap with Waikīkī Trolley’s Purple Line offering hop-on, hop-off privileges at 12 spots including the museum. The Monarchs Tour provides visits to Bishop Museum and Iolani Palace with admission fees and lunch at the café included.

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