Bishop Museum Programs and Events Schedule for December 2010

THE SKY TONIGHT
December 3rd and 17th; 8 p.m.; (No late seating); $6 General; $4 Children 4-12;
Bishop Museum and Hawaiian Astronomical Society Members Free
J. Watumull Planetarium; Bishop Museum; Reservations (808) 847-8203
Come experience a detailed tour of the current Hawaiian evening sky during The Sky Tonight. This live planetarium program is hosted by Barry Peckham, Vice President of the Hawaiian Astronomical Society. Telescope-viewing in the Museum observatory follows the show, weather permitting. The Sky Tonight is offered on the first and third Friday of each month at 8 p.m. The show begins promptly and there is no late seating. Reservations are required. Please call (808) 847-8203 for reservations.

MAMO ARTS MARKET & MEMBERS’ MAHALO DAY AT SHOP PACIFICA
December 4, 2010; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bishop Museum, Shop Pacifica
Admission to Arts Market is Free; Discounted Admission to Museum w/ purchase
This holiday season, Bishop Museum members will enjoy additional discounts (on top of their membership discount) on Shop Pacifica merchandise. Members will also enjoy discounts at the special arts and crafts market featuring Native Hawaiian artisans, keiki activities, and live music while you shop. Members who purchase any Bishop Museum Gift Membership Package over $70 will receive a bonus gift.

AMY GREENWELL GARDEN – FREE GARDEN TOUR
Saturday, December 11th; 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden; Captain Cook, HI
Brian Kiyabu, horticulturist, will guide visitors through the 12 acre garden of native and Polynesian introduced plants. Visitors can imagine the landscape in the time before Captain Cook, and learn about the productive, sustainable agriculture the Hawaiians were practicing in Kona 300 years ago. The tour is free, although donations are encouraged.

TRADITIONS OF THE PACIFIC
Lecture: Hula and the Natural World with Dr. Samuel M. ‘Ohukani‘ōhia Gon III
Saturday, December 11TH; 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Bishop Museum, Atherton Halau
Tuition: $5 General; Free for Members; Free with Museum Admission
Hula is far more than a dance form from Hawai‘i. It is an expression of the relationship of Hawaiians to the islands’ natural elements and to each other. In turn, the natural world is the source and foundation for the hula art form. Dr. Sam ‘Ohu Gon will explore not only the symbolism of the ornamentation and Hawaiian musical instruments inherent in hula, but the spiritual underpinnings of the ecosystems and plants of land and sea, and how they shape hula. Gon is a senior scientist and cultural advisor for the Hawai‘i Nature Conservancy. He has 30 years of experience in Hawaiian ecology, as well as knowledge of Hawaiian culture, history, and language.

BERNICE PAUAHI BISHOP FREE ADMISSION DAY
Sunday, December 19, 2010 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Bishop Museum, Honolulu
ADMISSION IS FREE
In honor of the birthday anniversary of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the Bishop Museum will waive admission for ALL visitors. Bernice Pauahi Pākī was born on December 19, 1831. She was the great-granddaughter of King Kamehameha I. Her devoted husband, businessman and philanthropist Charles Reed Bishop, founded the Bishop Museum in her memory. For more information, visit www.bishopmuseum.org or call (808) 847-3511.

Bishop Museum
1525 Bernice Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
Ph: 847.3511
www.bishopmuseum.org

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