AAA Editor Notes
Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St., is Hawai‘i's state museum of natural and cultural history. Founded in 1889, it is known for its extensive array of cultural artifacts, geological study of the Pacific Basin and natural history collections. The museum's collection of feather capes, helmets, kāhili (royal feather standards) and other articles of Hawaiian art is reputed to be one of the finest in the world.
The Richard T. Mamiya Science Adventure Center explores Hawai‘i's volcanology, oceanography and ecology. Visitors can operate underwater robots and go inside a re-created volcano and lava tube. The Castle Memorial Building contains hands-on exhibits relating to Pacific culture, science and nature. The J. Watumull Planetarium showcases the Pacific sky. Pākī Hall features an exhibition of photographs and memorabilia from the Hawai‘i Sports Hall of Fame. Daily educational programs include storytelling, garden tours and lava shows. Evening programs also are offered; phone for details.
Food is available.