Weekend Events

Kid and Family Friendly Activities & Events

August 30 & 31 and September 1, 2014


SATURDAY, August 30, 2014

What:  Storytime Featuring Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER!

Where:  Barnes and Noble, Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Ste 1272, Honolulu, Hawaii

When:  11am

About:  Come and hear the story of Eva, who takes matters into her own hands when she decides her hair is too long.

Cost:  Free

For more info:  808-949-7307


What:  Squid Dissection

Where:  Living Art Marine Center, 3239 Ualena Street #100, Honolulu, Hawaii

When:  1pm to 2:30pm

About:  Join Professor Tako and dissect your own squid, learn about this animal, feed the fish and write your name on a card with squid ink.  Reservations are required.

Cost:  Call for details.

For more info:  808-841-8080


What:  A Bollywood Robin Hood

Where: Honolulu Theatre for Youth’s Tenney Theater, 1149 Bethel Street Ste. 700

When:  1:30pm & 4:30pm

About:  From the creators of A Korean Cinderella comes this musical adaptation of the Robin Hood story with traditional Indian dance and theatrical techniques with the modern glitz of Bollywood.  Suggested for children ages 5 and older.  The 1:30pm performance will be a Sensory Friendly/ASL performance.

Cost:  $10 for ages 3-13, $15 for Seniors 60+, $20 for adults

For more info:  808-839-9885

To purchase tickets:  http://tix2.centerstageticketing.com/sites/honolulutheatreforyouth/showdates.php?s_id=114

Future Dates:  Saturdays at 4:30 through September 20, 2014


What:  Sky This Month Evening Planetarium Show

Where:  Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, HI 96817

When:  8pm to 9pm (arrive by 7:45pm, there is no late seating)

About:  Explore the Hawaiian night sky in this live evening program which uses the Bishop Museum’s new hybrid system that combines a new star machine with immersive full dome video.  Journey through the rings of Saturn and into the heart of the Orion Nebula, explore the current night sky in Hawaii and then travel into the depths of space.  When the program ends at 9pm, provided the skies are clear, visit the viewing deck above the planetarium to find constellations and planets in the real sky.  Then, weather permitting, go to the museum’s observatory next door and look at objects in the night sky through telescopes.  Reservations are required and the program does sell out.  A light sweater is recommended.

Cost:  $6 for ages 4-12, $8 for ages 13 and up, free for members of Bishop Museum and the Hawaii Astronomical Society.  Cash only.  Advanced reservations required.

For more info. and reservations:  808-848-4168


SUNDAY, August 31, 2014

What:  Onipa’a – Tribute to Queen Lili’uokalani

Where:  Iolani Palace, 364 S. King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii

When:  10am to 3pm with a tribute to Lili’uokalani through chant at 3:30pm

About:  This 8th annual celebration will include free admission to Iolani Palace, music, hula, food, crafts, exhibits and cultural demonstrations.

Cost:  Free admission

For more info:  808-534-8880


What:  Abstract Watercolors Workshop

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

When:  1pm to 2:30pm

About:  This class is for ages 5 and older.  Participants will create abstract water color paintings that incorporate shapes and oil pastels for resist effects.  Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky’s painting style will be used as examples of how to use ordinary shapes as a template for abstract art.  The class will be taught by artist Aunty Dee who also teaches at the Honolulu Museum of Art.  Pre-register online.

Cost:  $15 per child

To register:  http://artexplorium.wufoo.com/forms/art-explorium-workshop-registration-form/

For more info:  808-312-4316

MONDAY, September 1, 2014

What:  Marine Center Splash Tour

Where:  Living Art Marine Center, 3239 Ualena Street #100, Honolulu, Hawaii

When:  1pm to 2:30pm

About:  A 90 minute guided tour of the Marine Center that includes a tour of the exhibits, a chance to touch tide pool creatures and free Gyotaku fish printing craft on paper.  Additional craft options will also be available.

Cost:  Reduced admission for this event is $7.50 for both adults and children 2 and older

For more info:  808-841-8080


What:  ‘Opae Ula – Hawaiian Super Shrimp

Where:  Living Art Marine Center, 3239 Ualena Street #100, Honolulu, Hawaii

When:  1pm to 2:30pm

About:  Learn about the ‘Opae Ula, a shrimp found locally in Hawaiian waters.  This animal is a great pet for all ages since they don’t need any cleaning or feeding.  Learn about these creatures and make your own custom pet shrimp environment.

Cost:  $12.50 (starting online price)

For more info:  808-841-8080


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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