Visit this exciting museum where kids of all ages can learn through discovery and immersion. Children are invited to explore Hawaii, learn about the human body, and examine how the world works in fascinating exhibits like “Your Rainbow World.”
Fun With Kids on Oahu
Oahu is like a playground for kids. Your keiki (kids) will love playing at the many parks, exploring interactive learning centers, and going on outdoor adventures in paradise. The activities below will also bring out the kid in you!
Hawaii Children’s Discovery Museum
An exciting array of animals and plants await you in this historical zoo. Bring your kids to spend the day with wildlife from the Pacific Islands, African Savannah, and Asian and American Tropical forests. Cross paths with a Galapagos Tortoise, an African Lion, and an Indian Elephant. It is a 15-20 minute walk from many of our Waikiki properties.
Open since 1904, the Waikiki Aquarium is the second-oldest public aquarium in the United States. Get up close with Hawaii’s colorful sea creatures like the Angelfish and the Hawaiian Day Octopus. The aquarium is full of carefully-crafted habitats dedicated to the preservation of marine life.
Hanauma Bay is a remarkable nature preserve with a lovely beach. Shallow shores with outgoing fish make it a wonderful place for kids to swim, snorkel, and play in the sand. There are plenty of shaded areas, food and beverages, and rental equipment.
Fun is growing all around the Dole Plantation. Wander through the world’s largest permanent hedge maze, tour the historic grounds on a 19th century train, and explore 8 mini gardens. Pick up gifts, treats, and yes, even a fresh pineapple from the Dole Plantation Shop.
Sea Life Park
Head to the gorgeous southeast shore to engage with sea mammals in a safe, fun environment. Kids can swim with the dolphins, enjoy a seal show, and run around on playgrounds at the bases of handsome cliffs along the ocean.
Kid Friendly Beaches
Oahu has several great spots for your “tadpoles.” Head to the beautiful beaches at Waikiki, Lanikai, or Ala Moana Beach Park for family friendly beaches with calm waters.
Kid Friendly Hikes
On Oahu, an easy hike comes with a big prize like complete views of Honolulu from the Diamond Head Trail, picturesque views of the southeast coast from the Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, and the surging flows of Manoa Falls from the Manoa Falls Trail.
Shave ice is a scrumptious dessert made from thinly shaved layers of flavored ice. Your kids will devour this signature Hawaiian treat, so make sure you get one for yourself. They won’t be sharing!