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Children's Discovery Center

111 Ohe Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813 (Ala Moana - Kakaako)
808 524 5437
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Ranked #58 of 155 attractions in Honolulu
Type: Children's Museums, Educational Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

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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Princeville, Hawaii
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is a great place for little kids. Lots of different activities that will keep your children happy and occupied for hours on end. However, don't expect new toys outside of their expensive gift shop and when we rolled up to the center from the airport, we were scared to see a virtual city of homeless people just outside the... More

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Cham, Switzerland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

My daughter loves it and can easily spend 3 hours there. With all sorts of different sets, there is something for young kids. Some things are somewhat worn, but this is to be expected with kids play. The staff are friendly and keep the toys, etc tidy, so that the next child can play with them afresh. The price is... More

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Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I have a two year old, energetic son who absolutely loved it here. We stayed for two hours, but I'm sure he would've loved staying much longer. There are a ton of interactive attractions for the kids to explore and I'll definitely head back there soon. My son fell asleep in the car seat before we left the parking lot!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

My kids still enjoyed their visit yesterday 12/21/2013 which was 15th birthday of discovery center. We've been going since 3.5 years ago when my older one was a toddler. The only thing is the main exhibit does not change much so we can't really come and "discover" much if we visit frequently. However, since we never came for almost a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I bring my 2 and 3 year old boys here often. They love it! There is so much for them to do and interact with. Every time we go we seem to discover something new, even if it's just a little thing the boys love it. I recommend getting the annual membership if you plan on going often, definitely worth... More

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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36 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We went and stayed about 1 hour. I was somewhat disappointed, as I expected more. This is like an indoor play centre, no natural light apart from in the toddler's area and also freezing cold air condition - take jumpers and jackets. It is also expensive. $10 per adult and per child. Very much aimed at pre-schoolers although my 4-year... More

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Waianae, Hawaii
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4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

this a very good place for the kids , you can stay there for hours and have fun! very unique play area! My kids didn't want to leave and keep asking to go back. its a place where children can explore nature, careers and culture and much more I give this place an A+++++

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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27 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

I have not been to the Children's Discovery Center since its move to a permanent location. The present setting is absolutely beautiful--next to the ocean and park. Once a warehouse district between Waikiki and downtown, its presence and prestige has attracted other businesses and non-profits there, including the campus of Hawaii's only medical school. The driveway to the entrance is... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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30 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Decided to take the 2 year old granddaughter here on a rainy day and she loved it--spent 2 hours there and could have spent even more time--only saw a small percentage of the exhibits. This museum encourages parent child participation and learning. What I particularly liked are the 2 areas for children 3 and under that are "fenced in"--you can... More

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