Next Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, the Bishop Museum’s Science Adventure Center in Hawai’i will open its doors for the very first time. This 16,500 square-foot facility focuses on “the natural wonders of Hawai’i and the world through science exploration,” and it does this in a very immersive and interactive way.


  • an interactive volcanic vent, where visitors can control the spray of lava fountains;
  • a 160-foot tunnel lit with black light that helps illustrate the origins of the island;
  • an exhibit where visitors can control the lights and camera of the same underwater remote camera robots used for oceanography and shipwreck exploration;

and so much more.

For a sneak peak at the center, visit and click on “Virtual Preview of the Science Adventure Center!”

The center was designed by Gyroscope, Inc., a California-based exhibit design firm. The museum is located at 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, HI 96817.

And, if you’re a dino-buff, you’ll want to check out the “Baby Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Playground” exhibit, which will be there until Dec. 11, 2005.