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Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii

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Family Fun on Hawaii Island

As far as childhood memories go, this may be hard to beat. Watch as your kids run over several Japanese bridges in Liliuokalani Gardens. See them discover ancient petroglyphs carved into the rocks at sites along the Kohala Coast. Let them stargaze through telescopes at the Ellison S. Onizuka Center for International Astronomy, 2,800 metres atop Maunakea (but note that the high altitude may not be suitable for younger children). Or join them as you explore the planetarium and interactive exhibits in the amazing Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii.

Outdoor adventures abound at family friendly parks and beaches with lifeguards and full picnic and public toilets. Build a sandcastle, explore tidal pools, or snorkel with your kids to catch a glimpse of Hawaii Island’s rich marine life. And always remember to avoid walking on coral and to keep an eye on your children at all times in the water. Take notice of all posted signs and check with lifeguards for current conditions and to find the best spots for kids.

Back on land, learn about real-life paniolo (Hawaiian cowboys) and take a wagon ride at the Kahua Ranch in Waimea.  Exploring the volcano tubes and lava fields from an active volcano at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is an experience they’ll never forget. Whether it’s learning about astronomy, volcanology or oceanography, your children’s school excursions just won’t compare after this hands-on holiday.

Agricultural Tourism on Hawaii Island

On Hawaii, the Big Island, agricultural tourism takes you from the mountains to the sea, for fresh produce, flavorful meats and succulent seafood straight from the source.

Art Galleries and Museums of Hawaii Island

Whether it’s through paintings, sculptures, glassware, jewelry or hand-carved koa wood bowls, you’ll see the distinct styles that make the art found on Hawaii Island truly unique.

Beaches of Hawaii Island

Hawaii Island features some of the most picturesque and varied beach landscapes in the islands.

Boating and Cruises on Hawaii Island

Hawaii Island offers a variety of ways to set sail and explore the seas.

Fishing on Hawaii Island

Hawaii Island is world famous for its sport fishing, its waters full of marlin and other big-game fish.

Hawaii Regional Cuisine on Hawaii Island

Hawaii Regional Cuisine inventively blends Hawaii Island's freshest flavours with the cuisine of the world.

Hiking on Hawaii Island

Whether you're looking for a challenging trail on fields of lava to short, Hawaii Island is heaven for hikers.

Historic Places of Hawaii Island

From the birthplace of King Kamehameha to the birthplace of paniolo, Hawaii Island is home to some of the most historic places in Hawaii.

Horseback Riding on Hawaii Island

Explore the wealth of scenic, open landscapes in Waimea and other spots throughout Hawaii Island on horseback.

Hula on Hawaii Island

See authentic hula throughout Hawaii Island at seasonal festivals, competitions, luau and live performances at hotels and resorts.

Kayaking on Hawaii Island

The protected waters of the Kona, Kohala and Hilo coasts make Hawaii Island a perfect place to take a guided kayak or outrigger canoe tour.

Live Music on Hawaii Island

You'll find live music venues throughout Hawaii Island in restaurants, lounges and in the island's fine hotels and resorts.

Manta Ray Diving on Hawaii Island

The Kona Coast of Hawaii Island offers the best opportunity to encounter Hawaii’s amazing manta rays.

Marine Life on Hawaii Island

Explore the waters of Hawaii Island and you may see everything from manta rays and humpback whales to green sea turtles and dolphins.

Natural Wonders of Hawaii Island

From Kilauea Volcano to the peaks of Maunakea, Hawaii Island is home to a variety of incomparable natural wonders.

Paniolo (Hawaiian Cowboys) of Hawaii Island

Hawaii Island has a rich paniolo, or Hawaiian cowboy, culture dating back to the early 1800's.

Parks of Hawaii Island

Hawaii Island features four National Parks, including Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, as well as beautiful state and county parks.

Petroglyphs of Hawaii Island

Hawaii Island has some of the most extensive sacred petroglyphs fields in Hawaii.

Sig Zane’s Favourite Places in Hilo

Celebrated fashion designer Sig Zane shares his favourite spots in Downtown Hilo.

Snorkelling and Scuba on Hawaii Island

From North Kohala to South Kona, Hawaii Island is famous for its calm and clear waters perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving.

Stargazing on Hawaii Island

Maunakea on Hawaii Island is home to one of the most renowned astronomical sites on the planet.

Surfing on Hawaii Island

Whether watching surfers or taking your first surf lesson, Hawaii Island offers fantastic surf adventures from Hilo to Keauhou.

Volcano Eruption Update on Hawaii Island

Recent updates on volcano activity in and around Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii Island.

Whale Watching on Hawaii Island

From December to May, go on a whale watching tour or spot humpback whales from Hawaii Island's coastal areas.