Bishop Museum Tavel Guide
The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum is the largest museum in Hawai''i and is home to the world''s largest collection of Polynesian cultural artifacts, natural history specimens and the Richard T. Mamiya Science Adventure Center. The museum has an extensive entomological collection of over 13. 5 million specimens, the third largest collection in the United States.
Hawaiian Hall is home to a complete sperm-whale skeleton with papier-mâché body suspended above the central gallery. Along the walls are prized koa wood display cases worth more than the original Bishop Museum buildings. It is also home to the Hawaiian Royal regalia, including the Hawaiian royal crown and the consort''s crown.
The Jhamandas Watumull Planetarium, an educational and research facility devoted to the astronomical sciences and the oldest planetarium in Polynesia. Visitors can explore the wonders of the Hawaiian night sky in there.
The Richard T. Mamiya Science Adventure Center is designed as a learning center for children, and includes many interactive exhibits focused on marine science, volcanology, and related sciences.
The Library has one of the most extensive collections of books, periodicals, newspapers and special collections concerned with Hawai''i and the Pacific. The book collection consists of approximately 50, 000 volumes with an emphasis on the cultural and natural history of Hawai''i and the Pacific, with subject strengths in anthropology, music, botany, entomology, and zoology.
The Hawaiʻi Maritime Center in downtown Honolulu was the premier maritime museum in the Pacific Rim with artifacts in relation to the Pacific whaling industry and the Hawaiʻi steamship industry.
The Museum’s world renowned scientists have acquired 24. 7 million items about the full story of Hawai‘i and the Pacific, include over 1. 3 million cultural artifacts representing Native Hawaiian, Pacific Island and Hawai‘i immigrant life deriving. It is huge, and very precious.