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Kid and Family Friendly Activities & Events

September 27 & 28, 2014

 

SATURDAY, September 27, 2014

What: Museum Day Live!

Where: Participating Museums on Oahu include Queen Emma Summer Palace, Iolani Palace, The Hawaii State Art Museum, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor and Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii Historical Gallery

When: Check with specific museums for their hours

About: Smithsonian magazine offers free admission for two at participating venues with ticket.

Cost: Free for up to two admissions with ticket.

For more info and to print your tickets: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/

 

What: Paws on the Path

Where: Aiea Loop Trail Keaiwa Heiau State Park, 99-1849 Aiea Heights Drive, Aiea

When: 8:30am to 10:30am

About: This family friendly hike is sponsored by the Hawaiian Humane Society. The difficulty level is easy, estimated hiking time is 2 hours. Meet at 8:30 am and the hike begins at 8:45 am. Take water for yourself and your animal. Park at the lower parking lot where the hike will end and walk to the top parking lot to begin the hike.

Cost: Free

For more info: 808-356-2222

 

What: 68th Annual Aloha Festivals Floral Parade

Where: Begins at the ewa end of Ala Moana Park and goes to the Kapiolani Park along Ala Moana Blvd. and Kalakaua Ave.

When: Begins at 9am

About: A colorful equestrian procession of female and male pa’u riders, extravagant floats with cascades of Hawaiian flowers, hula Halau and marching bands too.

Cost: Free

 

What: Public Opening of Scream Machines

Where: Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, Hawaii

When: 9am to 5pm

About: This traveling exhibit, designed by the Ontario Science Center, explores the science behind roller coasters through fun, interactive experiences. Enjoy a roller coaster ride simulator, visit the spin room, see a model of a roller coaster and make your own. The exhibit runs through January 11, 2015.

Cost: Kama’aina & Military Admission: $12.95 for adults, $8.95 for children. Free for children under 3. All exhibits at the museum are covered by this admission price.

For more info: 808-847-3511

 

What: 5th Annual Mini Con

Where: McCully-Moiliili Public Library

When: 10am to 2pm

About: Meet talented local artists and obtain some of their cool artwork! The library will be showing a variety of animation and giving away free bookmarks and pencils. If you dress up you will get a special prize. The event is suitable for children ages 5 and older.

Cost: Free

For more info: 808-973-1099

 

What: Safety Day Open House

Where: My Gym Kailua, Enchanted Lake Shopping Centr, 1020 Keolu Drive, Suite C-7A

When: 10am to 2pm

About: My Gym Kailua is partnering with the Honolulu Police and Fire Departments to help educate children on the importance of safety. There will be fire truck tours, car seat inspections, and child ID kits. There will also be games, relays, adventures, puppet shows and give-aways for keiki.

Cost: Free

For more info: 808-230-8222

 

What: Family Day Open House

Where: Hawaiian Mission Houses Museum, 553 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii

When: 10am to 3pm

About: Free admission open house with free guided tours on the half hour starting at 11am. There will also be free activities, demonstations, live music during lunch time by slack key artist Danny Carvalho and a special talk and presentation at 11am.

Cost: Free

For more info: 808-447-3910

 

What: Wings Over the Pacific

Where: Joint Base Pearl-Harbor – Hickam

When: Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5:30pm

About: This air show is free and open to the public. Highlights include an opening ceremony at 11am featuring the navy parachute team Leap Frogs, an F-22 demonstration at noon, C-17 Globemaster II Demonstration Team at 1:30pm and the Blue Angels at 4pm. There will also be static displays and food booths that will be selling a variety of food and beverages. There will be an Xtreme Fun Zone with giant inflatables, a trackless train and keiki rides.   To attend the events, enter through O’Malley Gate, Hickam’s main gate and you will be directed to the parking area.

Cost: Free admission. Foods and drinks available for purchase. Keiki rides range from $1-4 per ride.

For more info: http://www.wingsoverthepacific.com/index.html

 

What: Storytime Featuring Ninja Red Ridinghood

Where: Barnes and Noble, Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd, STE 1272

When: 11am

About: Activities will follow the storytime featuring Ninja Red Riding Hood by Corey Rosen Schwartz.

Cost: Free

For more info: 808-949-7307

 

What: Jazz Peace Concert

Where: Byodo-in Temple, 47-200 Kaheili HY, Kaneohe

When: 12:30pm to 3:30pm

About: Jazz Peace Concert every 4th Saturday. Bring your own food and drink.

Cost: $2-$3 temple admission. Donations accepted.

For more info: 808-239-9844

 

SUNDAY, September 28, 2014

What: Wings Over the Pacific

Where: Joint Base Pearl-Harbor – Hickam

When: Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5:30pm

About: This air show is free and open to the public. Highlights include an opening ceremony at 11am featuring the navy parachute team Leap Frogs, an F-22 demonstration at noon, C-17 Globemaster II Demonstration Team at 1:30pm and the Blue Angels at 4pm. There will also be static displays and food booths that will be selling a variety of food and beverages. There will be an Xtreme Fun Zone with giant inflatables, a trackless train and keiki rides.   To attend the events, enter through O’Malley Gate, Hickam’s main gate and you will be directed to the parking area.

Cost: Free admission. Foods and drinks available for purchase. Keiki rides range from $1-4 per ride.

For more info: http://www.wingsoverthepacific.com/index.html

 

What: Shippo: Japanese Enameling

Where: Art Explorium, in Kaimuki at 1142 Koko Head Avenue

When: 1pm to 2:30pm

About: This class is designed for children ages 5 and older. Explore your creativity and have fun with color while creating using the ancient art of Japenese enameling where you apply enamel color on a metal base. Instructor Kikuo Doi from Japan will be teaching this class.

Cost: $20 per student

For more info: 808-312-4316

 

What: Something Fishy

Where: Hawaii Nature Center, 2131 Makiki Heights Drive, Honolulu, Hawaii

When: 1:30pm to 3:30pm

About: Explore the stream! Go fishing with poles, make tulip seed pod boats and learn about the different parts of a stream, how to care for it and the importance of fresh water. For ages 6 and up. Reservations are required.

Cost: $10 per person

For more info: 808-955-0100, ext. 118

 

Every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of the information on this list but please use the links and phone numbers listed to confirm details or get more information before attending an event.  Have fun!

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