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Hawaii Childrens Discovery Center Honolulu

Where is it at?

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Hawaii Childrens Discovery Center
111 Ohe Street
Honolulu
HI
96813
Tel: 808 524-5437

Directions

From Ala Moana Boulevard, turn onto Cooke Street heading towards the ocean. Cooke Street will take you into a parking lot across the street from the Discovery Center. If you are on Ward Ave., turn left onto Ahui St. and then make a right onto Olomehani St.

Where are we going today?

Kids love to play, and as they play, development is so important. This is why the Hawaii Children's Discovery Center was created!

The Hawaii Children's Discovery Center offers younger kids an interactive space to play using all of their senses, and to gain a better understanding of the world. They want to offer kids a "window to the world" beyond the shores of Hawaii, and it's pretty fun too!

Shall we explore? 

The Hawaii Children's Discovery has six main galleries that kids can enjoy, discovery, and explore. But remember, kids - touch EVERYTHING! Of course, gently, but the exhibits are designed for kids to really get immersed in them. 

For those little ones under 5 years the Tot Spot is a stimulating and sensory filled environment to get those minds and bodies ticking. Kids can take a look inside the human body in the Fantastic You exhibit, or be a grown-up for a day in Your Town. Here, they can be anyone they wanted to be! Perhaps they are about to save a house from a fire, or change money at the bank. Maybe they want to be a star in their own theater show? It's up to you!

Kids can learn what makes Hawaii so special in Hawaiian Rainbows, and also learn the history from the plantation days to modern day, and also in Your Rainbow World just can celebrate the different cultures of the world!

Let's not forget about the Rainforest Adventures where kids can learn all about those precious natural resources, and why we need to take care of the environment. An invaluable lesson!

So get the kids dreaming, discovering, imagining and exploring on your next family day out. It will really get their senses going!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$12
  • Children$12
  • Free Under: 12 months
LAST UPDATED 2017

When can we go?

9am - 1pm Tues - Fri / 10am - 3pm weekends.

Open year round, but closed Mondays

I'm Hungry!

Grab something to eat in the area before you go, that way you will be filled up and ready!.

Any Top Tips?

You can have a birthday party at the center! They would love to help make your day extra special. They have two package options, so you can pick what is perfect for you!.

Need a little extra help?

Give them a call to chat about the accessibility of the exhibits, if you have any questions .

Baby Facilities

They can't allow strollers in as it's a historic building, but stroller parking is available in the lobby. They also have changing tables in the restrooms. .

Can I get one of those?

Take that pocket money because the "Just For You, Kids" store is filled with educational games, toys, cultural items, books and gifts that you just might want to take home!.

More information

Parking is free, and located in the Kakaako Waterfront Park parking lot. .

What people are saying?

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    *Hours should be longer on weekdays. It can take more than a few hours to explore all three levels and take time to eat. (Or offer cheaper weekday rates.)
    *Kids cafe is nice.
    *Prices are a bit high for "Hawaii's children"- I'm surprised a place that can offer so much for its community isn't more affordable for the average local family.

    *Bishop Museum ($65) and Honolulu Zoo ($40) have better membership rates. ($200 for a family of four should also include free entrance to other events you offer)
    *You should not charge for kids under 2....Read More

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    Best place ever .

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    This museum is awesome for the whole family. One of the best I've seen. The staff was very friendly and helped my daughter learn about different things. My daughter loved the town area where she could dress up like a fire fighter, judge, postman and police officer. The price was reasonable compared to some of the other attraction in Hawaii. I liked that it was safe, clean and educational.

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    first off the center was in the middle of no where and it was hard to find. some street people scared my son. inside, the place was not as clean as it could be, there was mysterious stains on the floor. the toys and stuff were not that nicely kept, some were either missing or were really damaged. the workers did not really help me when i asked them questions, they answered it with more questions. the price isn't that good, the atmosphere is not brightly lit in some places, nor was the air circulated well. my child got bored and we got lost finding...Read More

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    The carousel should run daily, even if only at specific times. It's the main attraction for my kids. Membership is steep, and to just run the carousel when there happens to be a party, usually on weekends, is ridiculous.

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by Julienne Hawald

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*Hours should be longer on weekdays. It can take more than a few hours to explore all three levels and take time to eat. (Or offer cheaper weekday rates.)
*Kids cafe is nice.
*Prices are a bit high for "Hawaii's children"- I'm surprised a place that can offer so much for its community isn't more affordable for the average local family.

*Bishop Museum ($65) and Honolulu Zoo ($40) have better membership rates. ($200 for a family of four should also include free entrance to other events you offer)
*You should not charge for kids under 2. Kids 2-6 should be half price.
*Carousel should run daily unless you offer cheaper rates on weekdays.

*I'd be more likely to get a membership or come more often, and travel the 40 minutes there, if your fees were less and hours were longer.

by A Google User

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first off the center was in the middle of no where and it was hard to find. some street people scared my son. inside, the place was not as clean as it could be, there was mysterious stains on the floor. the toys and stuff were not that nicely kept, some were either missing or were really damaged. the workers did not really help me when i asked them questions, they answered it with more questions. the price isn't that good, the atmosphere is not brightly lit in some places, nor was the air circulated well. my child got bored and we got lost finding the exit. i would not recommend this to others, i would say take your child to the park or beach, being free does not mean lesser quality. it was not worth my time or my money at all. i think the service of the people are really fake, they just want you to pay and then they kind of don't care after you get in. it bugs me how my son even picked up on that, he actually asked me why this lady was all happy when we came in but now she looked angry at him. the place has a nice idea going, but it just wasn't working for me. i don't think it's sanitary either, i mean some parents just let their kids run wild and it was disgusting. i did not want my son touching some of the things after i saw what the other kids did.

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