The Bishop Museum houses millions of artifacts from the Pacific and Hawai'i. It is known as the largest museum in the state. Founded in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop, the museum was originally built to showcase the family heirlooms belonging to Mr. Reed's late wife, Bernice Pauahi Bishop. Mrs. Bishop was the last descendent of the royal Kamehameha family. Besides housing Hawaiiana and Pacific Island artifacts, the museum boasts an entomological collection of over 13.5 million specimens making it the third largest collection in the United States. The Jhamandas Watumuli Planetarium is a lively part of the museum and is devoted to the astronomical sciences with daily shows and solar viewing. Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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