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Bishop Museum announces new hours, parking fees

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Bishop Museum, Hawaii’s largest museum, announced on Monday that it will now be open seven days a week.

Starting Tuesday, the museum will open its doors every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to the new hours, the museum will charge a parking fee of $5 per vehicle beginning Nov. 1. However, parking will be free for museum members.

The Bishop Museum used to be closed on Tuesdays and parking was free to the public.

The new changes were announced as part of plans to improve and care for the campus and provide the best quality experience for all visitors.

“Over the last several years, Bishop Museum has under gone major renovations of Hawaiian and Pacific Halls. The elevated quality and excellence of these museum exhibit areas is what we are continually striving towards for our visitors to experience,” said Blair D. Collis, president and CEO, in a statement. “Investments and funding are vital to our museum and mission. It will allow Hawaii’s children the ability to experience the museum in the way it was intended, and fuel the care for our treasured collections so that all visitors can access them,” he added.

The museum hopes to offer a sustainable mix of programs and activities to shift focus to an enhanced visitor experience. Some examples of this include a laser light show as well as a fashion and art exhibit.

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