More O‘ahu Programs

Hawai‘i Nature Center on O‘ahu offers a variety of experiences for the community. These include public events such as hikes and private functions including birthday parties. Custom programs can be created for businesses, civic groups, children’s clubs, and more. Contact us at (808) 955-0100.

Happy Birthday: Parties with a Purpose

Celebrate your child’s birthday party with us. Our experienced staff will take your children on an adventure through Makiki Valley, where they can experience stream fishing, forest hiking, and nature craft activities. Our center offers a range of party essentials including a spacious, open-air lanai for food and refreshments, as well as a small kitchen with refrigerator/freezer, stove, oven, sink, toaster oven, and microwave.

Weekend Family Programs

Our weekend programs are fun inter-generational activities based around a variety of unique themes. Many of these programs are on-site in Makiki Valley, but we do offer some off-site adventures as well. See what’s happening this semester. Age range varies by activity. Reservations required. Fee is $10/person for non-members or $5/person for members. Call (808) 955-0100 x118.

Nature Explorers Adventure

Our most popular program for children of all ages explores the wild and mysterious world of nature. Search out nature’s secret corners and discover creatures, large and small. We’ll take a nature walk, explore a stream, and look for insects in the field. For ages 5 and older. Adults are welcome too. Call (808) 955-0100 x114.

Incredible Insects Adventure

Are cockroaches and ants good for anything? Why do dragonflies dip their tails in water? Do millipedes tickle when they walk on your hand? Find the answers to these questions and others by exploring a forest, digging in the soil, and mining a meadow to find insects, bugs, and spiders. Program is designed for children who are 7 years-old and older. Adults are welcome too. Call (808) 955-0100 x114.

Valley Hike Adventure 

Venture the valley trails of Makiki to find fungus and moss as well as birds and bugs as we explore an “upside-down” rainforest. For ages 7 and up. Adults are welcome too.

Custom Events for Groups

We specialize in customized programs for adults or children on the weekends. Whether you want to design a company retreat, an activity for your club or student group, our programs promote team-building, and a love for nature. Costs vary by group size: $225 for up to 25 people, $400 for up to 50 people, and $550 for up to 75 people. Custom programs for groups are typically about 2.5 hours (9 – 11:30 am | 1 – 3:30 pm).  Call (808) 955-0100 x118.

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