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ʻOhana Activities Around the ʻĀina

June 25, 2018
By: Stephanie Loui

Summer break is in full-swing and so is the summer lineup for ʻohana activities happening all over the island. Whether you and your keiki want to spend the afternoon interacting with nature or cooling down in a nature exhibit, there are plenty of ways to keep keiki active, engaged, and having fun! Check out some of these great options from Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation partners and friends.

Ke Kani O Ke Kai Waikiki Aquarium
Each summer, the Waikiki Aquarium opens up for evening concerts under the stars, allowing visitors a unique window into the aquatic world at night. Concerts take place every other Thursday and include musical performances by local bands, along with hula performances from local halau.

Art Explorium
Visit the Art Explorium for daily events and workshops, open seven days a week! You can visit during Open Studio hours for just $5 to access their inventory of art supplies. Weekend workshops are organized by theme, including magnet making, sculpting, bookmaking and more! Join us on Saturday, July 14th as we partner with the Explorium for a free, “upcycled” activity with the Plastic Free Hawai’i program.

Waimea Valley
Take a drive to scenic Waimea Valley and take advantage of their cultural and botanical programming and activities. Featuring beautiful nature walks, a waterfall, and excellent botanical experts, Waimea Valley is a unique oasis of preserved land. This summer, Waimea Valley will host their Summer Concert Series Ho’i Hou Mai I Waimea with local musicians and hālau performances.

Sustainable Coastlines Hawaiʻi Beach Cleanups
Tired of hitting the beach and seeing plastic up and down the coast? Ditch the shell search and hunt down the microplastics lurking in the sand and reef. Better yet, join one of Sustainable Coastline’s epic beach clean ups! Each month, Sustainable Coastlines deploys hundreds of volunteers to tackle the marine debris in high-need areas. Sign up for a beach clean up near you and keep our shores plastic free!