educational programs
school Visits, classes & camps

Childhood is a time when early learners acquire many of the skills they will need to become productive, happy adults. The Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center is a place where children can develop their social skills with their peers, learn through hand-on interactive exhibit, and spend quality time with the adults in their lives.

School Visit

The Center serves as a creative and inspiring environment filled with educational activities for audiences of all ages. It is a place that strengthens families and serves as an important resource and support for parents, teachers and children.

Most importantly, the Children’s Discovery Center is a place where adults and children can learn and grow together through play.

To book a visit please call 524-5437 x105 or email


9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Discovery Visit

This is a facilitated, self-guided exploration of the Center’s exhibit galleries. The Discovery Visit is designed to give students an overview of the Children’s Discovery Center and a sampling of the many exhibits and activities. Our interactive exhibits are designed to stimulate curiosity and to help children develop problem solving skills. Staff and volunteers are available to assist with your group’s visit.

Focus Visit

Focused School Visits are an in-depth, interactive program based on one of the Center’s 5 educational exhibit galleries. These 90-minute visits include approximately 45 minutes of exploration in 1 selected gallery and 45 minutes of educational programming themed to that gallery.

Early Childhood Programs
Toddler Time

Toddler Time is specifically designed for toddlers ages 18 – 36 months. Facilitated by a museum educator, this program features playful songs, interactive stories, sensory activities, and lots of creative fun!

Preschool Playtime

Preschool Playtime is the Center’s preschool program for children ages 3-4 years. This drop-off program offers children a first-time preschool classroom experience.

Preschool STEM Lab
Preschool STEM Lab is a part-time preschool program for children ages 4-5 years that focuses on STEM- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Discovery Camps

Discovery Camps

The Center offers Discovery Camps four times a year during school breaks. Our themed Discovery Camps include hands-on educational activities, outdoor play, a visit to the Center’s exhibit galleries and a supervised lunch period.  Use the links below to register online.  If registration is full you will be notified by e-mail and placed on a waitlist.

Distance Learning Fall Break Discovery Camp
October 5-9
Bring a little of the Discovery Center home with you during fall break!  We are offering our popular fall camp program online.

For in person camps, please call 524-5437 for availability.