Bishop Museum was established in 1889 to preserve and share the natural and cultural history of Hawai‘i and the Pacific. Today, Bishop Museum houses and cares for over 24 million historical, cultural, and natural treasures. Each item in the collection has its own, special story to tell. These 24 million stories trace the history and cultures of the peoples of Hawai‘i and the Pacific, and help us to understand our unique island universe.
The wealth of Bishop Museum is in its collections, not in its coffers. At Bishop Museum we must rely on a variety of funding sources to carry out our mission to study, preserve, and tell the stories of the cultures and natural history of Hawaii and the Pacific.
Bishop Museum depends on the generosity of supporters like you to help us create, maintain, and enhance the quality of our collections, exhibitions, and educational programs. Please help us continue to tell the 24 million stories to the more than 330,000 families and children that walk through our doors each year.
Your donations help:
Charitable contributions from foundations, corporations, and individuals like you enable the Museum to:
• care for the 24 million artifacts and specimens in its collections,
• explore the natural world of Hawai‘i and the Pacific through scientific research programs and expeditions,
• and share its resources with the public through innovative exhibits, educational programs, and community events.
There are many ways you can get involved.
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