If there’s one thing you need to do besides visit the beach, it’s check out the Bishop Museum to get a good grasp on Hawaiian history and culture. Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, whose trust funds education for Native Hawaiian children, also asked her husband to establish a museum that would permanently preserve relics of Hawaiian history and culture to be shared with people in Hawaii and the world. On its premises reside the largest collection of natural and cultural artifacts from Hawaii and the Pacific, a recently opened science adventure center that focuses on volcanology and oceanography, and a brilliant planetarium that modern day canoe voyagers used to learn how to navigate by the stars. From elaborate feather capes to hand-woven nets and old calabashes, the exhibits offer a singular glimpse into ancient Hawaiian life that enrich every visitor’s understanding of Hawaiian culture. The museum is closed on Tuesdays.
- Open Hours: Wednesday to Monday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
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- Nearest Train: Nos. 2 and 13