Things to do in Hawaii with kids
Aloha! (That means “Hello” in Hawaiian!)
All good things come to those who wait, and when Hawaii became the 50th state, the country gained it’s own tropical paradise - which means so did you! And we say, completely embrace it!
From fascinating tours such as the free entry National Tropical Botanical Garden, to the Polynesian Cultural Center which is the most popular attraction for a reason! It’s a place where kids can get an understanding of the strong cultural traditions they are experiencing.
Museums such as Grove Farm Homestead Museum and Pacific Aviation Museum will introduce them to the rich history that has been embedded into every person, and every building.
And activities such as the Cowboys of Hawaii and Ice Palace Hawaii will give those active kids an adventure they didn't think possible in the state. Cowboys and ice in Hawaii - who would have thought!
They may be across the ocean, but they still know how to give families an incredible experience!
Aloha! (That means “Goodbye” in Hawaiian!)
42 acres of beautiful zoo landscape with over 905 different creatures that call the tropics home. The wildest place in Waikiki!
Experience Hawaii's famous marine life and get closer than you've ever been to dolphins, sea turtles, penguins, and more! Swim with dolphins, hug sea lions, and have an underwater adventure at Oahu's Makapuu Beach
Feel the thrill of a lifetime as you touch, swim with and even kiss a dolphin! Let loose, laugh and have loads of fun swimming with dolphins in Hawaii!
Explore the oceans with 2,500 organisms in exhibits represent more than 420 species of aquatic animals at Waikiki Aquarium!
Visit the LARGEST tropical aquarium in the western hemisphere! With live corals, touch pools, and 750,000 gallons of exhibit for you to explore!
Pana`ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens is located off Hwy. 11 in Hilo on the island of Hawaii It is the only natural tropical rainforest zoo in the United States. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Hawa....
Enjoy a ride in our own ATVs through cattle pastures on private dirt roads and trails. Plus mountain water slides and swimming.
Kihei Aquatic Center is a full-size competition complex with three pools, one for small children, older kids and an Olympic-size lap pool!
Set on 29 acres in lush, tropical surrounds in Kapolei, Oahu's 'second city', the all-new Wet’n’Wild water park delivers over 25 rides and attractions for families and thrill-seekers alike. It is Hawaii’s only water park and the no1 family attraction....
The Honolulu Museum of Art collects, preserves, and teaches about visual arts specifically relevant to Hawaiʻi’s ethnically diverse community.
Laupahoehoe Train Museum celebrates the story of Hawai'i's railroads, as well as the rich history of the Hamakua Coast.
Venture through Hawaiian Hall to explore the historical collections and timeless artifacts of Hawai‘i’s heritage at the Bishop Museum
An amazing aviation experience for the family at Pearl Harbor - ranked #8 aviation attraction in the entire country! Set in two hangars, kids will love getting up close to real live planes that once served in the war. A fascinating experience.
Helicopters, tanks, guns now silenced, and vacant bunkers welcome you to the U.S. Army Museum of Hawai`i, for an educational and eye-opening day out
Explore the wonders of the Universe at Imiloa Astronomy Center, with a planetarium and exhibits to entertain and educate kids in Hawaii!
A fascinating experience at this 80-acre sugar plantation acquired in 1864. A historical look at the family who called it home, their rise to fame and an insight into how they lived in the 1870s. Family day out fun AND education for everyone!
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park's mission is to restore and preserve the World War II submarine USS Bowfin (SS-287), and submarine-related artifacts on our grounds and in the Museum. Bowfin Park's parent organization, the Pacific Fleet Submarine M....
Koke'e Natural History Museum is a little museum with heart with exhibits on Kaua'i' s ecology, geology and climatology!
Visit two of the oldest houses in Hawaii at the Hawaiian Mission Houses, offering a glimpse into 19th century Hawaiian life!
This museum features permanent exhibits that interpret the tsunami phenomena, the history of tsunamis, tsunamis of the future & more
The Kauai Museum is the cultural sanctuary for the art and artifacts of Native Hawaiians and it nurtures the creative spirit of today's artists
Honolulu Museum of Art at Spalding House, features galleries of art, & sculpture-filled gardens overlooking Diamond Head and Honolulu.
Amazing classes and programs for kids 6 weeks thru 13 years that develop physically, cognitively and emotionally.
A fun, interactive learning experience for younger children to play using all of their senses, to gain a better understanding of the world!
Explore the countryside on an ATV, explore on horseback, & be amazed by the natural beauty of Kahua Ranch, a working ranch!
Experience an unforgettable horseback ride on a 2500 acre working cattle ranch, one of Hawai'i's oldest, with zip lining and off roading too!
Great horse trails in the stunning coast of Hawaii, with two trail ride options perfect for the family!
Great fun for active kids and their families in Maui, with mini golf, bumper boats, trampolines and more in this golf and sports park!
Cowboys in Hawaii? Yep - and you could be one of them! Enjoy a horse-tastic family day out with amazing views and friendly guides as you take to the horse trails for some family fun!
Adventure VR is similar to an escape room but in a 3D world! Exciting fun for teams up to 4 players in Hawaii!
Your amazing Maui Zipline adventure begins with a stroll across a 317-foot long suspended bridge, are you game?
Amazing tours around Hawaii with movie location tours, beach activities, ziplines, ATVs and horseback riding, all on a 4,000 acre private ranch
Kauai Backcountry Adventures offers remote and unique tubing tours for everyone over 5 years, within the historic Lihue Plantation of Hawaii!
Challenge yourself with Kauai's LONGEST zip lines! Zipline Tours, off-road adventure tours and lots of Hawaiian family fun!
Go bike riding, kayaking, boogie boarding, snorkeling, hike and swim at a waterfall, learn to surf or simply cruise on the beach. Connects you with your dream activities, without the rigmarole.
Haleakala National Park has a special place in Hawaiian culture, with volcanic landscapes, sub-tropical rain forest and hikes!
240 acres of beautiful gardens to take guided around in the tropical Hawaiian sun, complete with a Children's Garden!
There's nothing like being in the outdoors to connect with nature. Take your first step out through our website to find out who we are, what we do and where we do it. We have resources to help you no matter if you are a student, a teacher, a local hi....
Have you ever dreamed of swimming eye to eye with a dolphin? So have we! And we hope to make that dream come true for you! We've been on the water with the spinner dolphins in Kona for 15 years and were the first "swim with the dolphins"" tour offere....
Aloha, and welcome to Ka Ala Hele Waiwai Ho'olina o Koloa, The Koloa Heritage Trail. Your journey will whisk you through 5 million years of exploration highlighting the natural history, archaeology, culture and history of the Koloa District of Kauai ....
This natural wonder occurs water rushes under a lava shelf and bursts through a small opening at the surface. Every wave produces another spray. It frequently spurts salt water 50 ft into the air. One of the many places to go if you're looking for th....
Self-guided walking tours for the nature loving family at this Hawaiian Botanical Garden, with flowering trees, distinctive plants, and rare native species!
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park displays the results of 70 million years , and features two of the world's most active volcanoes!
Climb aboard one of our Atlantis 48-passenger submarines, and descend to 100 feet underwater! A true nautical family adventure in Hawaii.
To promote appreciation, understanding and protection of whales, dolphins, coral reefs and our planet's oceans. We accomplish this by educating the public,from a scientific perspective,about the marine environment.
Looking for the best reef viewing tour on Maui? It's me! Here's why: Fish, Coral, even octopus prefer shallow water with lots of light -- the deeper you go the less there is to see. So I stay on top, but you sit in my air-conditioned UNDERWATER CABIN....
A 5-acre, Hawaiian homestead and macadamia nut farm in Molokai's central Ho'olehua district - great to explore with the family!
With two great tours, we guarantee you have never experienced anything like it. Travel in a Theater-On-Wheels
Our tour is one of only three tours permitted to depart from the North Shore. Most of our competitors depart from the opposite side of the island. As a result, we spend more time sightseeing and snorkeling on the Na Pali, and less time traveling to t....
Parker Ranch on the Big Island of Hawaii is home of the Hawaiian cowboy: ka aina o ka paniolo. The Parker Ranch story is a road from Hawaiian history to modern day life in Hawaii. Parker Ranch offers activities and events, which give insight into lif....
A full day's journey through the beautiful Hawaiian scenery, where kids can explore the rainforests and waterfalls to explore along the way.
Amazing experiences with Hawaii's premier ocean sports cruise at Kaneohe Bay, with swimming, snorkelling, and tropical sea life encounters! Great outdoor fun!
An absolute must-do when in Hawaii and one of the best ways to see the sights - great boat fun for all ages
Waikiki Trolley is the easy, fun and affordable way to experience Waikiki and Honolulu with this hop on, hop off trolley experience!
Hawaiian adventures with ziplines, horseback and ATV tours! Also programs for kids including wagon tours, pond pole fishing, pony rides, & a petting zoo!
Kids can discover the amazing waters of Hawaii with these snorkelling and underwater volcano tours! Lots of ocean fun for the family!
Kauai Sea Tours is unique among the boat tour operators on Kauai, as they offer both traditional catamaran tours and adventurous zodiac boat tours of the Na Pali Coast. Both tours are run by experienced boat captains, who are educated on Kauai wildli....
Dole Plantation's "Pineapple Experience" is one of Hawaii's favorite visitor attractions offering a fun and educational experience for the entire family. "Get lost" in the world's largest maze, take a ride on the Pineapple Express train, and stroll ....
Join us as we travel between historic Lahaina town and the resorts of Kaanapali. Relax in an open-air coach whose nostalgic charm recalls the days of old Hawaii.
Kilohanaï¿½s newest visitor attraction the - Kauai Plantation Railway - recreates the days when steam powered narrow gauge trains moved the harvested cane from field to mill, and raw sugar from mill to the wharf for shipment.
A fun family adventure underground in an amazing lavascape. This Hawaiian attraction is year round fun and exciting for all ages!
Situated on the leeward side of the peninsula, Kalaupapa Settlement is still home for several surviving Hansen's disease patients whose memories and experiences are cherished values. Once a community in isolation, Kalaupapa now serves as a place for ....
Along the western coastline of the Island of Hawai'i lies the hot, rugged lava of Kaloko-Honokohau.The reason was, perhaps, a spiritual one.Perhaps you too will experience this spirit on your visit to this National Historical Park.
Visit a sacred site in Hawaii that features some of the most significant traditional sites across all of the islands! Historic fun for kids.
Ride a historic stretch of track west of old Ewa and listen to stories about the history of Hawaiian railroading!
Visit the last battleship every built with the USS Missouri in Pearl Harbor. A fascinating day out for the kids
The USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor is "ground zero" where World War II began for the United States. The USS Arizona serves as the final resting place for many of the battleship's 1,177 crew members who lost their lives on December 7, 1941.
Great family entertainment with Maui Theatre with Ulalena - an amazing cultural show, as well as revolving live entertainment experiences! Great for kids over 3 years
Provides educational programs, tours, reef walks, and classes for all ages. 100s of beautiful tropical fish from all over the world. Fun and educational for the entire family, we focus on games, activities, and touch zones.
A fun annual family event during October, you can enjoy this fun Pumpkin Festival with hayrides, tractors and more!
Kids fun in Hawaii with this indoor, glow in the dark mini golf course with a very cool jungle theme! 18 holes all with a special UV lighting, and fun obstacles!
Cultural fun at this amazing Polynesian Cultural Center! With seven native villages, kids can participate in the daily adventures of the Hawaiian and South Pacific culture! Food, entertainment, activities and fun for the whole family!