Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center

The Children’s Discovery Center is designed to inspire learning, nurture curiosity and promote imaginative play.


The Children’s Discovery Center is designed to inspire learning, nurture curiosity and promote imaginative play. Children experience, explore, investigate and discover things about themselves and the world while learning and having fun.


We believe in the power of “family learning.” Parents play a crucial role in helping children interpret, process and understand things that they encounter in their activities and their surroundings. This premise is the very foundation upon which the Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center was conceived and built.

The Center’s five major exhibition galleries are filled with hands-on interactive exhibits where children of all ages can learn about themselves and the world beyond our island shores in the most natural way that children learn – through play.

Our exhibits and programs are designed to help children develop problem-solving skills, social skills and basic STEM and early literacy skills. Accompanying adults are encouraged to actively participate with their children and to also practice effective parenting skills.

Curriculum is specifically designed for our educational workshops and programs held throughout the year. In addition to parent-child classes, our signature special events make the Center a special place for family learning.

A children’s museum reflects the community that it serves. We embrace the diversity of Hawai‘i’s population and are dedicated to inspire children to develop pride in themselves and learn to appreciate Hawai‘i’s ethnic and cultural heritage.



• School Field Trip Discovery Visits
• Year-round Toddler Classes (for registered participants)
• School Break Discovery Camps

Special Events include:

• Grandparent’s Day
• Keiki Swap Meets
• Spring Fling
• Keiki Costume Ball
• Santa’s Secret Workshop
• New Year’s At Noon
• and much more!


Liane Usher, President

Board of Directors


Loretta L. Yajima, Board Chair & CEO
Michael A. Pietsch, Vice President
Robert K. Kurisu, Vice President
Arthur C. Tokin, Treasurer
Steven C. Ai, Secretary


Steven C. Ai
Guy M. Akasaki
Mark H. Fukunaga
Randal M. Hiraki
Jay Kadowaki
Robert K. Kurisu
Michael A. Pietsch
Arthur C. Tokin
Lauren H. Wright
Loretta Luke Yajima

111 Ohe Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
P: 808-524-KIDS (524-5437)
E: info@discoverycenterhawaii.org

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