Last chance to Experience "The Machine inside: Biomechanics"
| 2017/08/23 |
Hawai‘i residents and visitors have a last chance to experience Bishop Museum’s exhibit “The Machine Inside: Biomechanics” before it closes on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017.
The special exhibit, developed by the Field Museum in Chicago, sheds light on the marvels of biological engineering with real specimens, life-like models, amazing video footage, interactive displays, and even the world’s largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex model.
Interactive stations let visitors explore the ingenuity of nature, from a giraffe-heart model that visitors can actually “pump,” illustrating the pressure required to push fluid to great heights, to a rotating seat that offers a chance to “flap” with different wing designs to learn just how differences in bird-wing shapes can affect the motion of flight. The star of the exhibit is the T. Rex named “Sue,” a full-size model of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton on Earth.
Digital reconstructions show her locomotion frame-by-frame or at top speed, and explain the mechanics of why her bite was one of the strongest on Earth.
What: The Machine Inside: Biomechanics Äb0
When: Äb0Exhibit closes Monday, Sept. 4, 2017
Where: Äb0Bishop Museum, Castle Memorial Building
1525 Bernice Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
Bishop Museum Admission, Parking & Hours Äb0
General Admission Hawai‘i Residents, Hawai‘i College Students and Military with ID
Adults: $22.95 Adults: $14.95
Seniors (65+): $19.95 Seniors (65+): $12.95
Juniors (4–17): $14.95 Juniors (4–17): $10.95
Child (3 and under): Free Child (3 and under): Free
Children age 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Planetarium shows are an additional $2.95 per person per daytime show; free for members with ID.
$5 per car per visit; free for members with sticker.
Open every day from 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
Bishop Museum Café by Highway Inn offers a limited menu of Hawaiian plates, poke bowls, sandwiches and snacks from 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. daily. Museum members receive a 10 percent discount with their membership card.