Education

Mokupāpapa Discovery Center Events

Students perform an opening ceremony at Mokupāpapaʻs Grand reopening.
Ka ʻUmeke Kaʻeo Public Charter School students perform an opening ceremony at Mokupāpapaʻs Grand reopening. Credit: NOAA

During the year we host many events at the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center. Come join us for a variety of educational activities, inspiring talks and hands-on fun! Check back periodically for updates.

June

  • World Celebration of the Ocean
    To honor the Year of the Monk Seal and the Mālama Honua Voyage

    Saturday, June 10, 2017, Open 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Activities held from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

    Please join us for:

    • Lessons on the Hawaiian Star Compass
    • Ti leaf lei making
    • Hawaiian moon calendar activities
    • Videos on navigation
    • Arts and crafts
    This is a free and family-friendly event
    at the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    76 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720
    Contact us at: (808)933-8195
    For more information, see flyer

  • Mokupāpapa Discovery Center Presents a Special Wednesday Night Lecture
    Oasis in a desert sea, the lives of Hawai‘i’s dophins and whales
    The author Robin Baird will be talking about his new book

    Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    This is a free event
    at the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    76 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720
    Contact us at: (808)933-8195
    For more information, see flyer

August

  • National Get Into Your Sanctuary Day
    Saturday, August 12, 2017, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
    10:00 am - Unveiling of New Keiki Area
    11:00 am - Opening of Liquid Galaxy Exhibit

    This is a free event
    at the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    76 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720
    Please Join us for activities and Fun for the Keiki!
    Contact us at: (808)933-8195
    For more information, see flyer

October

  • Third Thursday By the Bay Presentation Series at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    Come learn more about Hawaiian Monk Seals and our Futures Together
    from Tara Spiegel from Ke Kai Ola, the Marine Mammal Center

    Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    This is a free event
    at the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    76 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720
    Please feel free to contact Clayton.Watkins@noaa.gov or call (808) 933-8184
    For more information, see flyer

  • A Family Fun Day at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    Presenting "A Perfect Day for an Albatross"

    Saturday, October 28, 2017, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
    At 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, Caren Loebel-Fried an award winning Author and Artist will be giving a presentation, reading and book signing of her new children's picture book "A Perfect Day for an Albatross". She will also be demonstrating the ancient art of block printing.
    At 11:30 am, Linda Elliott from Hawaii Wildlife Center will be giving a talk on Albatross habitat.
    The rest of the day will be filled with activities, games and demonstrations.
    At 12:30 pm, there will be an Albatross DANCE contest.

    This is a free event
    at the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    76 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720
    Please feel free to contact Clayton.Watkins@noaa.gov or call (808) 933-8184
    For more information, see flyer

November

  • A Special Evening of Honey, Hula, Jazz, and Blues at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    Black and White Night

    Friday, November 3, 2017, 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
    –Come and try over 90 different types of honey from Hawaiʻi Island bee keepers
    –Kumu Hula Mele Manuel's Halau Hula Ke ʻOlu O Mauna Loa will perform hula from 5 – 6 PM
    –Hawaiʻi Island Veteranʻs East Hawaiʻi Jazz and Blues Festival All Stars will close out the night from 8 -10 PM ($5 suggested donation). Artists include Keahi Conjugacion, Jessie Laine Powell, Larry Dupio, and more!

    This is a free event
    at the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    76 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720
    Phone: 808-933-8180
    For more information, see flyer

For more information, call 808-933-8180.

Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
76 Kamehameha Avenue
Hilo, Hawaiʻi 96720
Phone: 808-933-8180