Your Weekend: The Best Family Fun in Honolulu for July 21–July 27, 2022
Enjoy Disney’s “Frozen Jr." on stage, learn the basics of paleontology and get your om on this weekend on O‘ahu.
Disney’s Frozen Jr., July 21-24
It’s the last weekend of Disney’s Frozen Jr. at Hawai‘i Theatre Center, where you can watch the magical land of Arendelle come to life as Anna and Elsa navigate and strengthen their bonds of sisterhood on stage. Expect all the memorable songs from the film, so don’t say we didn’t warn you when keiki start singing Let It Go at the top of their lungs for weeks on end (again). We promise the show will be worth it.
- All ages
- Tickets from $5, purchase here
- July 21 to 24, various times
- Hawai‘i Theatre Center, 1130 Bethel St., Honolulu
- hawaiitheatre.com/letitgo, @hawaiitheatre
Monarchs & More: An Interactive Butterfly Exhibit, July 21-27
Feast your eyes on the breathtaking butterflies at this special exhibit at Pearlridge Center. Docents will teach you about the life cycle and habits of these locally raised butterflies and then you can interact with the beautiful creatures on a self-guided tour. All guests have an opportunity to feed a butterfly, and the luckiest ones may even see a butterfly emerge from its chrysalis.
- All ages
- $6.25, free for keiki under two accompanied by a paying adult
- Mondays through Saturdays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Aug. 14
- Pearlridge Center, Wai Makai Center Court, 98-1005 Moanalua Road, ‘Aiea
- pearlridgeonline.com, @pearlridge
Keiki Story Time at Da Shop: Books + Curiosities
Head to this quaint Kaimukī community bookstore for a reading by author Sheri Tamamoto of her book Milo’s Endless Drawing Pad. The book is set in Hawai‘i and reminds the main character (and readers) that all you need to create something beautiful is imagination. What’s more, keiki can participate in a fun craft to complement the reading. This keiki story time happens monthly, thanks to a partnership with BeachHouse Publishing, a local publishing company that specializes in children’s Hawaiiana books.
- Birth to 7 years, but all are welcome
- Saturday, July 23, 10 a.m.
- Da Shop: Books + Curiosities, 3565 Harding Ave., Honolulu
- Dashophnl.com, @dashophnl
Keiki Yoga at Yoga Under the Palms, July 23, 24 & 26
Little ones will find their om at these special keiki yoga classes. The hour-long classes are part playful poses, part creative playtime and part breathing practices, to help teach keiki to listen to their bodies, as well as the importance of mindfulness on and off the mat. Perhaps the best part is that classes are held at the same time as adult classes, so caregivers can take a class as well (it’s required that you stay on the premises during class, so why not?). Just note, kiddos must be potty trained and comfortable separating from caregivers.
- Ages 3-7
- Drop-ins $22, or various packages and special rates available
- Saturday, July 23, 9 to 10 a.m (Kailua); Sunday, July 24, 9 to 10 a.m (Kaimukī); Tuesday, July 26, 5 to 6 p.m. (Kailua)
- Kaimukī studio, 3574 Wai‘alae Ave., and Kailua studio, 167 Hamakua Drive
- yogaunderthepalms.com, @yogaunderthepalms
Paleontologist Science Camp, July 25-29
Just off the heels of the recent Jurassic World Dominion hype, KidzArt and Club Scientific Hawai‘i are offering a five-day camp that introduces kids to the basics of paleontology (in short, the study of plant and animal fossils). Some sample experiences include panning for gems and minerals, cracking open a geode and building a model tyrannosaurus rex to take home. Here, keiki will have a chance to get their hands dirty and actually learn something while doing so and we think that’s dino-mite!
- Ages 6-10
- $375 for 5-day camp, $80 drop in
- July 25-29, 9a.m. to 2 p.m.
- St. Christopher’s, 93 . Kainalu Drive, room 102, Kailua
- hisawyer.com/kidzart-hawaii/schedules/activity-set/339083, @kidzarthawaii