Bishop Museum features 'Animal Supersenses'

HONOLULU -- An exhibition called "Animal Supersenses" opened at the Bishop Museum, part of the State Museum of Natural and Cultural History Sept. 26.

The traveling exhibit, from the Witte Museum in San Antonio, Texas, compares human senses with those of animals. Visitors experience the way animals perceive the world and survive through hands-on displays, interactive exhibits and videos.

According to the museum, guests will listen like a snake and see like a bee and discover that what humans sense is only a portion of what the world has to offer. The exhibition looks at ultrasonic and subsonic sound, bone conduction hearing, ultraviolet vision, infrared and electrical senses.

It runs through March 8 at the museum's Castle Hall and will replace a traveling exhibition on Hawaii in Space, which recently ended.

Castle Hall's second floor will have a exhibit coinciding with the centennial celebration of Philippines independence in 1898. Called "Filipino-Americans in Hawaii," it opens Oct. 2 and runs through March 1.

Planned with the Philippines Centennial Coordinating Committee Hawaii, the exhibit will showcase the contributions of Filipino-Americans to Hawaii and Filipino history. It will include photos, maps, audio displays and artifacts.

Both exhibitions are included in museum admission, which is $14.95 for adults; $11.95 for ages 4 to 12 and seniors, and free for children under 6. The museum is open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bishop Museum, Phone: (808) 847-3511, Fax (808) 841-8968.

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