It’s summertime in Hawaii! Here, in random order, are some of the events and activities happening on island this summer. As I hear about other happenings I’ll add them to this page, so check back from time to time. Grab your kids and head out for some extra fun!
Sesame Street Presents: the Body at Bishop Museum
This traveling exhibit uses hands-on and interactive displays to teach kids about their bodies and how to stay healthy. It is included with regular admission to the Bishop Museum.
Read more about the exhibit and see some picture here.
Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, HI 96817
Regal Summer Movie Express
Head to the movies for only $1 a ticket. All movies are G and PG. Showtimes are Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10am. June 5 to August 1.
Dole Cannery Stadium 18 & IMAX, 735 B Iwilei Road, Honolulu, HI
Here is a link to the complete schedule.
Public Library Summer Reading Programs
It’s not too late to sign up for the summer reading program at your local public library. The program runs from June 4 to July 7. Kids log books they have read (or books that have been read to them) and receive a small prize or snack when they turn their logs in each week. Check with your library to see which program(s) they are hosting. Depending on the library branch, programs are available for children, teens and adults.
Summer Reading Performances at Public Libraries
The public libraries on Oahu are hosting a number of talented storytellers, artists and others at special performances this summer. Some of the events fall on the weekend and show up on the Weekend Events Page here, but a lot of them are during the week. Check out the complete schedule to find out what’s happening at your local library.
Twilight Summer Concert Series at Foster Botanical Gardens
Free admission from 4:30pm to 7pm, concerts from 5:45pm to 6:30pm on Thursdays.
June 14: Pacific Fleet – Jazz Quintet, June 21: Army Jazz Combo, June 28, Air Force Band of Pacific “Da Small Kine Band”, July 5: Carmen Haugen’s Quartet, July 12: Teddy Bear Picnic “Harp Ensemble”, July 19: Traditional Irish Music, July 26: Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii, August 2, African Drummers
Foster Botanical Gardens, 50 N. Vineyard Blvd, Honolulu
Honolulu Zoo’s Summer Concert Series
On the zoo’s large lawn on Wednesdays from June 13 to August 8. Gates open at 4:35pm and music begins at 6pm. Admission is $3 per person. Take a blanket and a picnic dinner if you’d like. In the past, the rest of the zoo has been closed and there has been food available for sale. Weekly ukulele giveaways.
June 13: Kapena, June 20: Lehua Kalima and Shawn Pimental, June 27: Roy Sakuma’s Super Keiki, July 4: Frank DeLima, July 11: Manoa DNA, July 18: Ohta-san and Nando Suan with special guest strummers, July 25: Daniel and Nelly Baduria, Aug. 1: Jimmy Borges & His Jazz All Stars, Aug. 8: Sean Naauao
Honolulu Zoo, 151 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI, 96815
Hall of Heroes
The theme for this year’s summer exhibit at Pearlridge Mall is ’Hall of Heroes’ and features Batman and other comic book favorites. In Uptown there is a Super Train for children 48 inches and under to ride on and in Downtown there is a Batcave Experience where you can tour Batman’s headquarters. Lots of great photo ops, interactive displays and fun for everyone.
Pearlridge Mall, 98-1005 Moanalua Road, #231, Aiea, HI 96701