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#ScienceNeverSleeps with Hadley Andersen

#ScienceNeverSleeps with Hadley Andersen: Join us for this week's #ScienceNeverSleeps with Hadley Andersen, as we learn about how the museum's herpetology collection helps defend Hawaiʻi against invasive species!

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum Photo 2017-09-22 03:10

Today's #PicOfTheDay is a canoe model made by Mau Piailug in 1998-1999. This model was made for a former Peace Corps member who ended up becoming his son-in-law. Mau Piailug was the master navigator and beloved teacher for the Hōk%C5le'a voyage to Tahiti in 1976 and for all other trips after 1980.


Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum is with Nicholas Griffith and Michael Wilson.

#BehindtheScenes -The Making of the Holo Moana: Generations of Voyaging exhibit's Hawaiian wind interactive prototype.

Join us today at 2pm for a special edition of #TechTuesday Live with exhibit designer Michael Wilson as he explains how to go from concept to prototype of an original e...

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum Photo 2017-09-16 00:55

#PicOfTheDay This shell lei, strung together by a member of the Ni'ihau Ohana and collected by Janelle Kienow of Kaua'i Curators, took 15 years to finish and is made entirely of shells sourced from Ni'ihau. Each piece in this display shows the distinction between shells found on each Haw...

Worldwide Voyage Overview - Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum 2017-09-15 03:00

Worldwide Voyage Overview: Bishop Museum is extremely proud to present our newest original exhibition, #HoloMoana.

Closely following Hōk%C5le%BBa’s return to Hawaiian waters and based on a collaboration between Bishop Museum and the Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS), the “Holo Moana: G...

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum Photo 2017-09-15 01:01

Today's #PicOfTheDay is a close up of a Kapa (Barkcloth) made of Wauke (Paper Mulberry) fiber. See this piece along with other amazing fiber works at the Hulia 'Ano exhibit, on view until October 16th, 2017.

Special thanks to our sponsors: Hawai'i Tourism Authority and th...

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Get drawn into the world of animation with Bishop Museum's newest family exhibition, The Animation Academy: From Pencils to Pixels opening in the Castle Memorial Building on October 7, 2017!

The Animation Academy: From Pencils to Pixels exhibition explores the unique world of animat...

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‘Ukulele Jam Session
Saturday, September 9
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Gallery Lawn in front of Hawaiian Hall
Bring your ‘ukulele and learn some new techniques or just enjoy the music with the members of the Ukulele Guild of Hawaii while they kanikapila (jam session).

Program included...

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum Photo 2017-09-08 23:52

#PicOfTheDay Today the Ethnology team is having a close look at this stunning necklace and its 14 aquamarines and 275 diamonds! This necklace was presented to Queen Kapi'olani by the Empress Eugénie of France during her trip to Europe in 1887. It is believed that the pearl strands were added late...

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum Photo 2017-09-08 01:36

Today's #PicOfTheDay is a ritual pa'ū made by Taupōuri Tangarō in honor of the spider-web origins of ritual spider-net skirts. This one, named 'A'ahu Nīhoahoa Pā'u, is made of coconut (niu) fiber and black synthetic dye. See this along with other fiber treasures at the Hulia 'Ano Exhibit on d...
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American Museum of Natural History Photo 2017-09-25 00:34

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American Museum of Natural History Photo 2017-09-24 14:57

Most amphibians start out in water but grow up to live on land--but not axolotls. These astonishing salamanders don’t change the way other amphibians do. They stick to their watery habitat--freshwater channels and lakes near Mexico City--their whole lives, and hang on to their larval features, including their gills, the feathery structures on either side of the head. Axolotls also have the amazing ability to regrow entire limbs. They experience no scarring, receive transplanted organs without rejecting them, and can even recover from injuries as grievous as a crushed spinal cord! Scientists are working to identify the genes involved in axolotls’ incredible regenerative abilities in hopes of one day applying what they learn to medicine.

Glenn Lowry , The Big Interview 67 - Radio

“...When you’re doing an installation in a gallery, you have a host of works of art that are fascinating and interesting. Choosing which ones will talk to each other constructively, that a visitor who walks into that space who knows nothing about any of those artists will say, 'I know what they’re saying, I get this conversation, and I want to learn more'—That’s the goal.” 🔊 Our director Glenn Lowry shares the important role museums play in enriching public life with Monocle 24 - Radio.