Free Fun: 6 Hawai‘i STEM Events That Make Learning Fun for Your Keiki

These six events focus on hands-on experiences with STEM activities. Note that the ones that require registration often fill up quickly.

Photo: Courtesy of the University of Hawai‘i Institute for Astronomy

Institute for Astronomy Open House

Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery

Science-based workshops and interactive displays for students in third grade and older. Typically held in late October at Punahou School.

Leeward Discovery Fair

Fun, educational fair for all ages held at the end of October or early November at Leeward Community College.

SEE ALSO: Inside Look: Leeward Discovery Fair 2018

Sacred Hearts Academy Science and STEM Symposiums

Speakers and workshops for girls in fifth to eighth grade and ninth to 12th grade, respectively. Both are open to the public and take place in February.

Ellison Onizuka Day of Exploration

More than 100 STEM activities and 40 hands-on workshops for children 5 to 14 years old run by the Boy Scouts. In 2019, this was held in April.

SEE ALSO: Inside Look: 2019 Ellison Onizuka Day of Exploration

Institute for Astronomy Open House

Hands-on STEM activities for all ages hosted by the University of Hawai‘i. Held in April.

SEE ALSO: We Tried It: UH Institute for Astronomy Open House


Hands-on activities led by female STEM professionals. For Girl Scouts in kindergarten through 12th grade.