Bishop’s Museum, Oahu

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I decided to go to Bishop’s Museum because I read about it somewhere and I pass the sign for it every morning on my way to work. Unfortunately, our trip there was a bit of a let down. Even with our in-state discount it still cost $22 for the both of us.

For some reason, I feel like when you get older you’re supposed to like museums and learning and stuff. Well despite the fact that I’m not a teenager anymore, the museum was pretty boring.

What you need to know:

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The exhibits are all about the Hawaiian culture and whatnot which is probably interesting, but in a museum atmosphere, it was just boring.

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The good news is that since I wasn’t there with my mother or a school group, I could skip through the boring stuff and just look at what I thought was interesting (which wasn’t much) and I wasn’t the only one. I think Chris was also disappointed that we spent so much money on something that was such a dud.

The only actual fun part was the science exhibit (but who doesn’t love a good science museum?) There were cool games, that were actually science but the pretended to be games so people would like them.

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We watched this lava demonstration which was pretty cool and relevant because we’re living in Hawaii and there are volcanoes here. It was interesting to learn about the life of a volcano and see what lava looks like up close.

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There was this weird tunnel with a black light and neon painted sea life. That was interesting. We were all glowy.

Verdict: Skip it!

In the end I probably wouldn’t go back (even though they just opened this cool bug exhibit). It was too expensive and when it all comes down to it, a museum is just a museum and for the most part museums are all boring.