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Children's Discovery Center

Neighborhood: Ala Moana - Kakaako
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Address: 111 Ohe St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-5517
Phone Number: 808 524 5437
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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Fun for the Kids

Located in Kakaako, Honolulu. Lots of free parking at the adjoining park. We visited with 3 adults and one toddler. They offer reduced senior and Kamaaina entry rates. All... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 5, 2016
Pearl City, Hawaii
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Pearl City, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Located in Kakaako, Honolulu. Lots of free parking at the adjoining park. We visited with 3 adults and one toddler. They offer reduced senior and Kamaaina entry rates. All activities are intended to be hands on - science activities, simulated plane, bank, fire station, grocery store, TV broadcasting, or theater allow the children to participate in multiple activities. Don't miss... More 

Thank HawaiiAndi
Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Went to the centre this morning with my three year old daughter. We caught the bus from Waikiki, which was an easy trip. My daughter loved all of the sections and did not want to leave. We spent 2.5 hours here. Really good for a break from the sun.

Thank kazandmillieb
Honolulu, Hawaii
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

My kids both loved this place. It is not so big you get lost, but just big enough to stay busy for a bit. The favorite attraction there was the plane. My kids loved sitting in the seats or pretending to be pilots. We would spend most of our time in that plane with other kids.

Thank lhacking13
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

The Discovery Centre was loads of fun for our 2 year old. She loved playing on, in, and with everything on offer, particularly the fire station and the little theatre. The water area was also a big hit. The Centre is starting to show it age though. Some of the pieces are starting to look worn out, as other people... More 

Thank Andrew C
Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

This is a very large discovery center for children with three levels of fun. They have water play in the rain forest, a 3 and under area, our town with the dr.'s office, theater, firehouse, auto shops, vets office, navy boat, airplane, library and so much more. We love the cultural exhibits- japan, china, portugal, india, etc. They have rotating... More 

Thank kmack143
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Decided to go check out this Children's Discovery Centre after having gone to other ones in other states. As others have mentioned there are many homeless tents nearby but we weren't bothered by anyone and it didn't affect the fun my kids had inside. My 18 month old and 3 year old loved it (my 3 y.o. Didn't want to... More 

Thank MickBaby8
Thaleischweiler-Froschen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

My kids thoroughly enjoyed this place and after being on vacation for a week already without their toys and friends. They really enjoyed the interaction with other kids and the great play areas of the center. I was worried my 7 year old boy would be bored but he loved the magnets, body demos and even the market store and... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2015

This isn't the largest or most advanced children museum we've been too, but considering it is Honolulu this is a very good facility. The museum itself is located on the western end of Honolulu. Thankfully when we visited the homeless encampment that was in the area seemed to be mostly cleared. There was ample free parking in front of the... More 

Thank coolspot18
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

My husband, 1 year old daughter and I visited here on a recent trip to Honolulu and throughly enjoyed it. The rainforest room is perfect for kids under 18 months with lots of interactive things to do. Entry is $10 each with children over 1 paying full price which I think is a bit steep! However the exhibits are excellent... More 

Thank JMart2013
Oahu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 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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