The newest attraction in Honolulu is over 100 years old and can be found at the Bishop Museum. It’s the re-opened Hawaiian Hall which was closed for a three year 20 million dollar renovation.
The magnificent building with its Koa wood interior has three floors of discovery. Keiki will enjoy the interactive exhibits. Adults will develop a new understanding of Hawaii history, culture and politics.
This is the voice of the Hawaiian people and important for all people to hear.
During our visit last week we saw exhibits never on view before. This included feather work, kapa, textiles, the Hawaiian flag that came down with annexation in 1898, a quilt that Queen Lili’uokalani gave as a wedding gift and many more.
Our review of Hawaiian Hall:
It’s a walk back in time with history presented openly and in a genuine way. You make your own interpretation of Hawaii and its people. Should statehood have happened? What was lost and what was gained? You’ll form your own answers to these questions and more after visiting.
Directions to the Bishop Museum:
When we go to the Bishop Museum, we stay away from the freeway and go Ala Moana Blvd towards the airport. After a lunch stop at Nicos at Pier 38, we continue to Kalihi Street and turn right. The Bishop Museum is another 2 miles.
Hours of Operation and Admission:
You can visit the Bishop Museum every day except Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Adults pay $15.95. Lower rates for children and residents.