Using state-of-the-art technology, the Center provides a “window to the world” and the opportunity for children to explore and discover things about themselves and the world through play. The Discovery Center has five major galleries, each filled with hands-on, interactive exhibits.


For your utmost safety and enjoyment, please observe the following:

Let's Stay and Play Together

Children and adults should stay together at all times. Children should never be left unattended or unsupervised.

Let's Be Safe

Parents and guardians are responsible for their children. Please encourage children to walk, use their indoor voices, and share with others. The center can get very busy at times so strollers need to be parked in the lobby before entering the exhibit galleries.

Let's Explore

We encourage active exploration and touching with gentle hands. When you are done playing with something please put it back and cleanup.

Let's Keep the Center Clean

To help us keep the center clean, please enjoy food, gum, and drinks outside. Please change diapers in the designated areas in the restrooms.

Let's Have Fun

To get the most out of your visit as a family, please refrain from using your cell phones in the galleries and limit use for photos or emergencies only. Playing with your child is a gift that they will remember forever!

rainforest adventures

Rainforest Adventures teaches children about the importance of rainforests all around the world and right here in Hawaii. Children will learn about our precious natural resources and the importance of taking care of the environment.

Rainforest Adventures also houses a Little Explorers play area for children birth to 3 years old.

Please note that Rainforest Adventures closes one hour early from normal operational hours. It is open Tuesday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm and Saturday-Sunday 10:00am-2:00pm. *Please note that during our modified hours, Rainfoest Adventures will close at 11:30 on the weekdays and 11:30/2:30 on the weekends.


Be a grown-up for a day and learn how a community functions. Have you ever wanted to be a fireman, a banker, a mechanic, or simply star in your own theater production? Your Town is a place where you can be anything you want to be!


Take an “inside look” at the wonders of the human body. Learn how the different parts of your body work together to create Fantastic You!

Fantastic You! also houses our Tot Spot play area for children 5 and under.


Learn about what makes living in Hawaii so unique and special.  Pick pineapples and run a general store back in Hawaii’s old plantation days.  Fly to the outer islands on our Hawaiian Airlines airplane, load cargo on our container ship and much more.


Explore a rainbow of cultures, countries and celebrations from beyond our island shores. Take a trip to far away places and experience how life is similar and different in other parts of the world.