Bishop Museum 
Science Learning Center

Honolulu, Hawaii

Project Size: 16,500 square feet

An Island’s Natural History

Bishop Museum is the largest museum in the state and the premier natural and cultural history institution in the Pacific, recognized throughout the world for its cultural collections, research projects, with one of the largest natural history specimen collections in the world. The immersive, interactive science center focuses on science relative to Hawaii’s natural environment. Visitors get up-close-and-personal with the Museum’s amazing natural science collections in fun and interactive displays.

Volcanic Eruption Construction

An origins tunnel, wind wall, and wave tank help to make science shine in this ever-evolving gallery. Interactive exhibits include a walk-in volcano that periodically “erupts,” a deep ocean tank where visitors operate underwater robotic vehicles and laboratories provide close-up examinations of the islands’ native plant and animal life. kubik maltbie was responsible for coordination of multiple subcontractors, fabrication and installation of exhibits, interactive displays and scenic elements.