“FACING MARS” TAKES VISITORS ON A VIRTUAL JOURNEY TO THE RED PLANET
Media Invited to View Exciting Exhibit Before it Opens to the Public
Bishop Museum is unveiling its newest exhibit “Facing Mars,” which will run from Oct. 15 to Jan. 2, 2012. The interactive exhibit will take visitors on a virtual three year, round trip journey to the Red Planet, and will focus on what we know, and don’t know, about an expedition to Mars and the real-life obstacles present in sending human explorers to the mysterious planet. More than two-dozen exhibits promise to arouse the imaginations and curiosity of visitors about the possibilities of exploring the unknown, asking, “Would you go to Mars?” Media are invited to preview this exhibit before it officially opens to the public.
What: Media Preview for Facing Mars
When: Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011
9 a.m.- noon
Where: Bishop Museum
1525 Bernice St.
*We will be calling to confirm your attendance*
About Bishop Museum
The Bishop Museum was founded in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop in memory of his wife Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the last direct descendant of King Kamehameha I. Today, the Museum is recognized as the principal museum of the Pacific, housing the world’s largest collection of Hawaiian and Pacific artifacts and natural history specimens. More than 340,000 people visit the Museum each year, including over 40,000 schoolchildren. For more information, please call 808.847.3511 or visit www.bishopmuseum.org.