Frequently Asked Questions

On O‘ahu

Can the public visit Hawai‘i Nature Center?

Hawai‘i Nature Center is only open for our regularly scheduled school and community programs. HNC is not open to the general public at this time. To join us for one of our community programs, including our monthly work day, check out our calendar of events!

Can I schedule a custom program at Hawai‘i Nature Center?

Absolutely! Contact us at (808) 955-0100 x114 or education@hawaiinaturecenter.org so that we can discuss this opportunity with you.

My child is attending Nature Adventure Camp. What should they bring each day?

In addition to a positive attitude, campers must bring these items here.

How is the Hawai‘i Nature Center funded?

The Hawai‘i Nature Center is a local and independent non-profit organization that relies on the support of the community through donations and grants. Support us by becoming a member!

Where can I get a trail map and more information about hikes in the area?

You can pick up a map at the State of Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) office, which is further back in the valley behind the HNC main office and classroom. You can also find a trail map at www.hawaiitrails.org.

On Maui

Can the public visit Hawai‘i Nature Center?

Hawai‘i Nature Center is only open for our regularly scheduled school and community programs. The museum and gift shop are closed. HNC is not open to the general public at this time. To join us for one of our community programs, including our monthly work day, check out our calendar of events!

Can I schedule a custom program at Hawai‘i Nature Center?

Absolutely! Please contact us at (808) 244-6500 or mauibookings@hawaiinaturecenter.org so that we can discuss this opportunity with you.

Can I book an overnight stay at Hawai‘i Nature Center?

Hawai‘i Nature Center does offer a limited number of overnight stays in our bunk rooms for groups of up to 32 with discounts available to non-profit groups. There are no individual reservations taken. Please contact us at (808) 955-0100 x 118 or hncinfo@hawaiinaturecenter.org so that we can discuss this opportunity with you.

My child is attending Nature Adventure Camp. What should they bring each day?

In addition to a positive attitude, campers must bring these items.

How is the Hawai‘i Nature Center funded?

The Hawai‘i Nature Center is a local and independent non-profit organization that relies on the support of the community from donations and agrants. Support us by becoming a member!

Where can I get more information about Kepaniwai Park & Heritage Gardens?

You can learn more about Kepaniwai Park and its facilities on the Maui County website: https://www.mauicounty.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/103.

Where can I get more information about ‘Īao Valley State Park and ‘Īao Needle?

You can learn more about ‘Īao Valley and the State Park through the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of State Parks: http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/parks/maui/iao-valley-state-monument/.

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