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Children's Discovery Center

Neighborhood: Ala Moana - Kakaako
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Address: 111 Ohe Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813
Phone Number: 808 524 5437
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: This world-class interactive children's museum is designed to inspire all...
This world-class interactive children's museum is designed to inspire all ages to discover, explore and share. The focus is on learning about the world by using all senses and gaining an understanding of others in Hawaii’s multicultural community. Kid-focused exhibits include Tot Spot, Fantastic You, Your Town, Hawaiian Rainbows and Your Rainbow World.
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Simple Good Fun

I'll admit, it's not the most advanced or fancy place for a children's discovery center. It could use an update and renovation. However, I like the simplicity. I love coming... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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Oahu, Hawaii

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Oahu, Hawaii
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I'll admit, it's not the most advanced or fancy place for a children's discovery center. It could use an update and renovation. However, I like the simplicity. I love coming here with my son and just playing in the "Rainforest Room". We've been coming to Discovery Center for almost a year since my son's first birthday, and he always has... More 

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Long Beach, California
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This place is disgusting. From the worn out and tired toys, props and exhibits, to the heartbreaking homeless camps directly outside. It's just sad and a true reflection of the education system in this state. A little behind and totally outdated. We set our children up with this type of tolerance. Compare what we spend and what we get in... More 

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Hawaii
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115 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

What was once a nice place to take kids is now certified dangerous and unclean. Homeless Tent city has hundreds of homeless many who have been there for years. Lawless unsanitary and recent attacks on even city official documenting the filth and criminally insane. Will never go here again. Fear children could be attacked or witness assaults by gangs of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

...but OK. I wouldn't put it on a "Must Do" list, but if your in town for a week and run out of things to do, this is a decent option for small kids. Otherwise, go to the beach or tide pools. Or visit another resort. Take a tour of the Disney Aulani and enjoy the cuisine.

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Lincoln, California
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Seven adults and a four year old had a wonderful experience here. It is one of the best attractions in Hawaii not only for children but also for the adults who enjoyed it as much as the little one. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and were always available to answer questions. What a place! The adults are thinking about... More 

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Geelong
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46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We managed to be in Honolulu the same time as the tropical storm! With our 3 year old and 7 year old with us we still needed to get out and do things (that were indoors!). The Discovery Center was great. There were quite a number of other families that had the same idea! Our kids loved it. Heaps of... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

What a great place for the kids! I had to laugh at my 8 year old when we got there who rolled his eyes and said "oh this place is for babies"....once inside he had an absolute blast along with our 4 year old. The kids world is great - my mechanic husband made sure he also had a turn... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My three children had a great morning visiting this centre. Well maintained, though a little old, friendly volunteers and good entry price. Yes there are more exciting places to visit in Hawaii but it was a great escape from the heat, the kids loved the exhibits, playing dress up and putting on a concert. The water play area on the... More 

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68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

At this museum they have a town where the kids run the show. They have news station, police station, fire station, courthouse, library, theater, fishing yacht, and much more. The best exhibit in the museum had to be the Hawaiian Airlines flight simulator. The Hawaiian Airlines flight simulator had real airplane seats, food cart, flight attendant costumes, and pilot costumes.... More 

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89 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

This place was amazing for the price. Living in Hawaii I have done multiple island options but for a indoor break from the sun, this place is the best. Interactive exhibits allow kids to learn and play. The staff is nice and the food cafe is reasonably priced. Highly recommend.

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