Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum
We went to our local museum to see if we could find our endangered species there.
We found a stone head from Easter Island! We found out how our islands were formed and why we have so many special plants and animals that you can't find anywhere else in the world.
We found exibits telling about our rare and endangered birds.
We found a Nene Goose and an 'I'iwi. They were stuffed. We even found a display about the Happy Face spider. They didn't have any live ones though, just pictures.
We found out how the first Polynesians that came to our islands brought harmful animals like the pig.
We saw how the ancient Hawaiians used the feathers of the native birds to make capes and ceremonial poles. They were pretty to look at, but we wish we could have seen the live birds, instead. Now, most of those birds are extinct, like the O'o.
We also found another alien species, the Jackson's chameleon. They had a special "alien garden." The chameleons are cute, but the sign said the Jackson's chameleon was a pest because it was taking over the habitat of our native species. Good thing this one was in a cage!
Then, we went to the other exibits. Our "Hawaiian" picture was taken at the "Waikiki" exibit. We got to try on different costumes from old Hawai'i and pose on a movie set. It was fun.
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