The Center is closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Amazing team has been working hard to create At Home Learning Resources. Please consider supporting the Center and our employees with a tax deductible donation.  Mahalo for your support.

Museum Hours

Tuesday-Friday 9:00 – 1:00pm
Saturday-Sunday 10:00 – 3:00pm
Closed Mondays

Admission

General Admission – $12.00
Kama‘aina & Military (w/ID) – $10.00
Senior Citizens (62+ w/ID) – $7.00
Children under 1 – Free
HCDC Members – Free

Come Visit

111 Ohe St.
Honolulu, HI 96813

808.524.5437

Kids Cafe

Tuesday-Friday 10am-1pm
Saturday-Sunday 11am-2:30pm
Cash Only

upcoming events

explore activities at the center

weekly programs (subject to change)

Tuesdays

Makerspace
9am-12pm

Storytime
11am

Outdoor Adventures
12pm-1pm

Wednesdays

Keiki@Art
9am-12pm

Outdoor Adventures
12pm-1pm

thursdays

Keiki@Art
9am-12pm

Outdoor Adventures
12pm-1pm

Fridays

Makerspace
9am-12pm

Outdoor Adventures
12pm-1pm

Saturdays

Makerspace
10am-2pm

Outdoor Adventure
1pm-2pm

SPECIAL EVENTS

TBD

KEIKI SWAP MEET

Join us for our Keiki Swap Meet this Spring at the Discovery Center. Earn extra money by selling old toys, trading cards, clothes, comic books, video games or anything else you think other children would like to buy.

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN

Chop, stir, pour and mix! Get your senses cooking, and begin a life-long culinary adventure for your child. Your child will discover the joy of cooking by creating and eating kid-friendly, holiday favorites.

KEIKI COSTUME BALL

Join us for some Halloween fun! Enjoy dinner and an ice cream treat, Trick or Treat throughout the Center, and participate in “spooktacular” games and crafts! Check back for more information.

Parties and Events

Our birthday parties take the cake

Come celebrate your child's next birthday at the center! The staff at the Children's Discovery Center looks forward to working with you to make your child's birthday a very special day!

We also have facility and room rentals

Renting our Center is a unique and fun way to celebrate your special occasion. From company Christmas parties to first birthdays, the Discovery Center provides an atmosphere of imagination and discovery.

Mission

OUR MISSION & VISION

The Center provides an environment that encourages children to use their senses of touch, sight, hearing, and smell to gain a better understanding of the world around them.

Our goals are to help children develop positive self-concept and an understanding of others in Hawaii’s multicultural community, and to offer them a “window to the world” beyond our island shores.

We want to inspire children to “dream big dreams” and to know that dreams can, indeed, come true!

SUPPORT THE CENTER

Your Donations Help Us Make
A Difference In The Lives Of Our Children!

PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE

The President’s Circle was established in 1991 to recognize those major donors whose annual contributions are made in support of Center operations.

CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMS

Thanks to the support of many individuals, the generosity of our local foundations, and our wonderful corporate partners, Hawaii’s children can look forward to a better and brighter tomorrow!  If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor please call us at 524-5437.

A Message From

CHAIR, BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Out the "ashes" of an old city incinerator was born a dream . . . literally. To say that the story of the Hawaii Children's Discovery Center is a unique one would be an understatement.

Formerly known as the Hawaii Children's Museum, housed in the Dole Pineapple Cannery in Iwilei, the storefront facility quickly outgrew its audience of families with young children and throngs of schoolchildren who lined up at the door to visit the 5,000 square-foot museum. The museum started and staffed initially by volunteers, needed to find a permanent home.