Outdoor Experiences

Kaʻena Point
Kaʻena Point is a State Park and Natural Area Reserve on the North Shore of Oʻahu that shares similar ecosystem, plant and animal features as those of Papahānaumokuākea. Kaʻena Point is often used as an interpretive site to teach student and other groups about the Monument.

The Kaʻena Point Guide mobile app showcases the unique cultural, ecological, and geographic features of the Kaʻena Point while highlighting the similarities between it and Papahānaumokuākea. Download the app (for Android, for iPhone).

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
Interpretive signs posted at the bottom of Chain of Craters Road in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park provide visitors with information on the geology, ecology and cultural history of Papahānaumokuākea, and help to highlight our connections as humans with the entire Hawaiian archipelago and the origins of the islands from the same hot spot that continues to produce new land at Kilauea volcano on the island of Hawaiʻi. Visit

Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge is one of the best places on the main Hawaiian Islands to view wildlife. The refuge is home to some of the largest populations of nesting seabirds in in the main Hawaiian Islands. Visitors also have a chance to view spinner dolphins, Hawaiian monk seals, native Hawaiian coastal plants and Hawaiʻi's state bird - the nēnē or endangered Hawaiian goose. Visit