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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, June 17, 2001

Family Calendar

The ** indicates admission is $5 or less, or free. Only O'ahu events are listed. Full-price admission is listed; the * denotes discounted (or free) admission for students, seniors, military, members and/or children. Call the venue for details.


Stingray Encounter, a chance to swim and interact with stingrays; participants must be at least 40 inches tall; various times daily; $49 (includes park admission). Register: Sea Life Park Hawaii, 259-7933.

The Robot Zoo, a 5,000-square-foot touring exhibit with 16 hands-on activities and robots of eight animals, including a rhinoceros, giant squid,

Giraffe and Grasshopper, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Sept. 3, Bishop Museum; $14.95*. 848-4160.

** Honolulu Jaycees 50th State Fair, noon-midnight today (last day), Aloha Stadium; $3*. 682-5767.

** Korea Cultural Festival, with traditional Korean story-singing, dance performances, make-and-take crafts for the children and more, 1-5 p.m., Honolulu Academy of Arts; held in celebration of the opening of newly renovated gallery space dedicated to Korean art; free. 532-8700.


Seashore Science: reef explorers, for ages 8-12; a hands-on class where students become Marine Scientists as they explore Hawaiian shorelines, study marine life and design their own field experiments, 8 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday; $110*. Register: Waikiki Aquarium Education Department, 923-9741.

Sports Academy, for children in grades 2-5; a sports camp that will introduce the fundamentals and techniques of basketball, and offensive and defensive strategies; games and scrimmages will also be held during the week, 8 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday, West O'ahu Family YMCA-Mililani Branch; future camps include: volleyball, June 25-29; flag football, July 2-6; baseball, July 9-13; soccer, July 16-20; and basketball, July 23-27; $40 for each week of camp, 8 a.m.-noon, or $100 for an all-day care option, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Register: 625-1040, ext. 242.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour at Bishop Museum, for ages 12 and up; 1:30-2:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; $15 (plus $14.95* general museum admission). 847-8243.

Mission Houses Museum Tours, Tuesdays through Saturdays, call for times; $15*. 531-0481.

** Keiki Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Borders-Waikele; repeats 11 a.m. Saturdays; free. 676-6699.

** Keiki Tuesday, with entertainment and activities, 10:30 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Pearlridge Center Uptown; free. 488-0981. starlight tour, for ages 4 and older; observe the animals of Sea Life Park at their favorite evening watering holes and learn some fun nocturnal facts, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday; $7*. Register: 259-2512.

** Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m. Thursdays, Waimanalo Public and School Library; free. 259-9925.

** Yo-yo class, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Pearlridge Center Uptown; free. 488-0981.

** Class Act, showcase of students in the performing arts, 7-8 p.m. Fridays, Pearlridge Center Uptown; free. 488-0981.


Maunawili Trail Family Hike, for ages 8 and older; a moderate 4-mile, 5-hour walk along the newly refurbished contour trail, Saturday; children must be accompanied by an adult; for times, fee information or to register: Hawai'i Nature Center, 955-0100.

Exploring the Reef by Day, for ages 5 and up; explore shallow reef and tidepool areas, 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday; $8*. Register: Waikiki Aquarium Education Department, 923-9741.

** Children's Storytime at Unity Church, 10-10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Unity Church of Hawaii Bookstore; free. 735-4436, ext. 310.

** Children's Storytime, 10:30-11 a.m. Saturdays through July 28, Edna Allyn Room for Children, Hawai'i State Library; free. 586-3510.

** Kids Storytime, 11 a.m. Saturdays, Borders-Ward Centre; free. 591-8995.

** Aunty Pua's Keiki Kanikapila, with singing and storytelling, 11 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Native Books & Beautiful Things, Ward Warehouse; free. 845-8949.

** Yo-yo class, with Yo-Cool Club, 7 p.m. Saturdays, Windward Mall; free. 235-1143.

** Family Sunday: fun in the sun — it's electric!, with children's activities revolving around energy from the sun and electricity, entertainment, food and more, 9 a.m.-5 p.m June 24, Bishop Museum; $3 for Hawai'i residents and military personnel with ID, or $10 for a family of four (two adults and two children ages 4-12); $14.95* for nonresidents. 848-4160.

Cold, Wet and Scaly, for ages 3 and up; come face to face with reptiles and amphibians to learn about these ancient creatures from across the seas, 9:30-11:30 a.m. June 24; children must be accompanied by an adult; for fee information or to register: Hawai'i Nature Center, 955-0100.


Small Fry, for ages 1-3; learn about marine life through crafts, songs and more, 8:30-10 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.-noon June 26-July 24 (five once-a-week sessions); $70* for parent and child. Register: Waikiki Aquarium education department, 923-9741.

Aquarium After Dark, a night of discovery with a flashlight tour, 7-9 p.m. June 29; children must be accompanied by an adult; $7*. Register: Waikiki Aquarium Education Department, 923-9741.