Weekend Events

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Kid and Family Friendly Activities & Events

April 5 & 6, 2014

 

SATURDAY, April 5, 2014

What:  7th Annual Grow Hawaiian Festival

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

When:  9am to 3pm

About:  There will be learning activities, games and prizes as well as a native plant sale and master gardeners available to answer your questions.  You can also watch Hawaiian artisan craft demonstrations, get a massage and purchase food at food booths.  There will be musical entertainment and hula performances, and a marketplace of small businesses selling fresh produce and things made in Hawaii.  If that’s not enough, you can also tour the entire Bishop Museum.  Parking is available at Bishop Museum, Kapalama Elementary and the Hawaii Carpenters Union (1311 Houghtailing Street).  Sponsored by HECO.

Cost:  Admission is free for kama’aina and military with valid ID.  Take money to purchase food, plants and more.

For more info:  http://www.hawaiianelectric.com/portal/site/heco/menuitem.508576f78baa14340b4c0610c510b1ca/?vgnextoid=d23aed843d1a5310VgnVCM10000005041aacRCRD&vgnextchannel=d33c0981a83da010VgnVCM1000005c011bacRCRD&appInstanceName=default

 

What:  32nd Annual Hawaiian Scottish Festival and Highland Games

Where:   McCoy Pavilion at Ala Moana Beach Park

When:  9am to 4:30pm (also on Sunday)

About:  Dancing, music, combat re-enactments and more.  Vendors selling Scottish items and food.

Cost:  $1 admission

For more info:  www.scotshawaii.org

 

What: Hawaii Ocean Expo 2014

Where:  Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, 777 Ward Avenue, Honolulu

When:  9am to 5pm (also on Sunday)

About:  The Annual Hawaii Ocean Expo brings together vendors, artists, chefs and others with an interest in the ocean.  There will be things to buy, demonstrations to watch, activities to try and a keiki fun zone for the kids.

Cost:  $8 for adults, $5 for teens (13-18 years old), free for kids

For more info: 808-768-5433

 

What:  Kids in the Kitchen

Where:  Children’s Discovery Center, 111 Ohe Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

When:  10am to 11:15am

About:  Cook with your kids and make Veggie Quiche.  Recommended for ages 4 and up.  Registration is required.

Cost:  $15 per parent/child pair for members, $22 per parent/child pair for nonmembers.  Additional family members are $8 each.  This price is just for the class, admission to the Center is separate if you want to spend time in the museum and will be discounted $5 for class participants.

For more info. and to register: http://www.discoverycenterhawaii.org/forms/April-June%202014.pdf  or call 808-524-5437

 

What:  Family Story Time

Where:  Hawaii State Library – Edna Allyn Room for Children

When:  10:30am to 11am

About:  A special Family Story Time in observance of Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month sponsored by the Child and Family Service and Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii. Children ages 3 and older, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, are invited to listen to a variety of age-appropriate.  Each child will receive a free goody bag filled with a McDonald’s coupon for kids, and informational resource materials for parents, while supplies last.

Cost:  Free

For more info:  808-586-3510

 

What:  4th Annual Paliku Arts Festival

Where:  Windward Community College campus in and around the grounds of Paliku Theatre Plaza and Hale Palanakila Art Spaces, Kaneohe

When:  10am to 6pm

About:  This family friendly event will include hands-on opportunities to be involved in music, art, theatre, literature and movement.  The emphasis of the festival is on “doing” art, not just seeing art and WCC art professors, instructors and students will be there to facilitate this.  There will also be art demonstrations and an art exhibit.  Music and other live performances, storytelling, craft and food vendors and more.  Free performances of The Charge of Ai’ai at 10am and 2pm.  There will be Kanikapila with Ka’ala Carmack and Kaukahi at 11am and 1pm.  And the Hokulani Imaginarium will be showing Secrets of the Dragon every 20 minutes on their fulldome for $3.

Cost:  Free except for food vendors and fulldome movie.

For more info:  808-235-7400

 

What:  The Insect World

Where:  Waianae Public Library

When:  10:30am to 11:30am

About:  This program is suitable for all ages and will be presented by Dr. Ryan Caesar, an entomologist at UH.  The program will be interactive and will feature live insects and preserved speciments from UH’s Insect Museum.  Come and learn about insect biology and native Hawaiian insect biodiversity and conservation.

Cost:  Free

For more info:  808-697-7868

 

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, April 6, 2014

What:  32nd Annual Hawaiian Scottish Festival and Highland Games

Where:   McCoy Pavilion at Ala Moana Beach Park

When:  9am to 4:30pm (also on Saturday)

About:  Dancing, music, combat re-enactments and more.  Vendors selling Scottish items and food.

Cost:  $1 admission

For more info:  www.scotshawaii.org

 

What: Hawaii Ocean Expo 2014

Where:  Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, 777 Ward Avenue, Honolulu

When:  9am to 5pm (also on Sunday)

About:  The Annual Hawaii Ocean Expo brings together vendors, artists, chefs and others with an interest in the ocean.  There will be things to buy, demonstrations to watch, activities to try and a keiki fun zone for the kids.

Cost:  $8 for adults, $5 for teens (13-18 years old), free for kids

For more info: 808-768-5433

 

What:  Kids in the Kitchen

Where:  Children’s Discovery Center, 111 Ohe Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

When:  10am to 11:15am

About:  Cook with your kids and make Veggie Quiche.  Recommended for ages 4 and up.  Registration is required.

Cost:  $15 per parent/child pair for members, $22 per parent/child pair for nonmembers.  Additional family members are $8 each.  This price is just for the class, admission to the Center is separate if you want to spend time in the museum and will be discounted $5 for class participants.

For more info. and to register: http://www.discoverycenterhawaii.org/forms/April-June%202014.pdf  or call 808-524-5437

 

What:  Amazing Anthropods

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

When:  1:30pm to 3:30pm

About:  Study the world of Arthropods and learn lots about them.  Learn about the giant prehistoric arthropods and search for their living relatives in Makiki Valley.  This is for children 6 years and older and reservations are required.

Cost:  $10 for non-members

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! Return to Homepage

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