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