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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, March 31, 2002

Family Calendar

The indicates admission is $5 or less, or free. Only Oahu 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.


"Life Through Time: From T. rex to Sabretooth," an exhibit with "time machine" tours and nearly a dozen creatures brought to life with computer-controlled air compressors, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Bishop Museum; $14.95*. 847-3511.

Hawaiian Railway Society Train Rides along the historic track of the Oahu Railway and Land Co., 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Hawaiian Railway Society 'Ewa Station; $8*. 681-5461.


Vacation Adventures at Honolulu Zoo, for ages 5-12; go behind the scenes to meet the animals and keeper, play games and more; Monday-Friday; daily sessions 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $40,* or 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., $45*; weekly sessions 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., $160*; or 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., $195*; 926-3191.

Keiki Monday, with a clown show, storytelling, puppets and face-painting, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, Town Center of Mililani; free. 625-5233.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour at Bishop Museum, for age 12 and up; 1:30-2:30 p.m. weekdays; $15, plus $14.95* general museum admission. 847-8243.

Children's Craft and Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Barnes & Noble; free. 737-3323.

Keiki Tuesday, with games, activities, 10:30 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Pearlridge Center Uptown; free. 488-0981.

Chess Class, 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Pearlridge Center Uptown; free. 488-0981.

Open Family Racing, presented by American Box Car Racing International, participants may watch or drive box cars around a track, 3-9 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, ABCRI Box Car Track in Pearl City; children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult; tennis shoes and long pants required; $6*. Visit boxcarracing.org or call 947-3393.

Chess Lessons and Tournaments, for all ages; presented by Hawai'i Chess Federation and America's Promise, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Windward Mall; free. 235-1143 or 586-6151.

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

Yo-Yo class, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Town Center of Mililani; free. 625-5233.

Mystery at the aquarium, for age 5 and older; meet a "fishy" cast of characters for some fun-filled sleuthing, 7-9:30 p.m. Friday; children must be accompanied by an adult; $8*. Register: Waikiki Aquarium Education Department, 923-9741.


Tropical Plant Walks, 10 a.m. Saturdays, Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden; repeats 1 p.m. Sundays; bring walking shoes, insect repellent and rain gear; free. 233-7323.

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

Keiki Injury Prevention Coalition Car Seat Check, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Windward Mall parking lot; free. 235-1143 or 983-6800.

Weekend Fishing, a catch-and-release program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden; bring your own pole, barbless hook, nonlive bait, walking shoes, insect repellent, rain gear, picnic lunch and water; free. 233-7323.

Children's Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Saturdays through July 27, Edna Allyn Room for Children, Hawai'i State Library; free. 586-3510.

Keiki Storytime and Kids Kraft Korner, 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.

Funtakes, make sheep pins at the "make-and-take" tables, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Town Center of Mililani; free. 625-5233.

Children's Storytime, 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Barnes & Noble; free. 737-3323.

Junior Zookeeper, for age 11 and up; to help children learn about the careers available at zoos; 1-4 p.m. April 7, Honolulu Zoo; repeats Sundays through April 28; $35* per class or $120* for all four sessions. 926-3191.