Bishop Museum and valued community partners will bring Hawaiʻi’s rich biodiversity to life for all ages at Discovery Day. Attendees will view natural science collection items, learn about the environment and meet community partners who regularly work with the museum to study and protect Hawaiʻi’s diverse ecosystems.
Bishop Museum’s botany department will have a plant observations activity in the Native Garden, the entomology team will showcase rarely seen insects from their collections, guests will learn about amazing fish discoveries from the mysterious ocean “twilight zone” and much more.
Visitors can recharge with Hawaiian food from Bishop Museum Café or vendors on the lawn; attendees are encouraged to avoid single-use plastics by bringing a reusable water bottle to the event.
With reduced admission, visitors also get access to planetarium shows and the museum’s latest exhibits. In “Rapa Nui: The Untold Stories of Easter Island” mounted in the Castle Memorial Building, visitors will encounter the wonders of Rapa Nui including the world-famous moai and ancient rongorongo script, which has eluded deciphering for decades. Contemporary artists from Rapa Nui are also featured in the adjoining gallery exhibit “Ka Uʻi: Contemporary Art from Rapa Nui.”
In “Kini ke Kua: Transformative Images,” held in the J.M. Long Gallery, visitors are presented with kiʻi (images) from Bishop Museum’s collections exhibited along with works of contemporary indigenous artists.
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