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.