Your Weekend: The Best Family Fun in Honolulu for May 12–18, 2022

Snap pictures with the new koa butterfly mosaic at the zoo, stroll through Waimea Valley at night and explore a sunflower field in Waimānalo.


Visit Bishop Museum After Hours

Your weekend Bishop Museum

Photo: Courtesy of Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority (HTA)/Tor Johnson


It’s a night at the museum—Bishop Museum—on Friday, May 13. Take the ʻohana and get an after-hours look at the historic museum and its permanent and rotating exhibits. There will be live music on the lawn, too.

  • $20 general, $10 kama‘āina, $5 ages 4–17, free for members. Parking is $3 per vehicle.
  • All ages
  • 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 13
  • Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St.



Waimea Valley Moon Walk

Moon Walk Waterfall

Photo: Courtesy of Waimea Valley


The beautiful Waimea Valley on Oʻahu’s North Shore opens up this summer to guests for a special monthly event at night. You and your family can walk under the stars starting at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. with an oli and a cultural overview that begins at the Hale Hoike. Food and drinks will be available from Bar Kikoni, Wahi ‘Aina Grill and Hale Kope Coffee House. Consider eating dinner prior or snacking on the way there, especially if you have little ones, as no food or beverages will be allowed at the event.

  • $10
  • Ages 4 and older
  • 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 14
  • Waimea Valley, 59-864 Kamehameha Highway, Haleʻiwa
  • (808) 638-7766,


My Treehouse Club Open House


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My Treehouse Club, a children’s learning center for pre-school prep, Japanese, art, fitness and more, is opening its new facility on Ala Moana Boulevard this month. You can check it out early by signing your kids up online for its open house days via Instagram. No walk-ins, so be sure to sign up online. The open house will include samples of fitness and Japanese classes and a take-home mini art project. Children can enjoy the play equipment with jungle gyms, rock climbing wall, monkey bars, swing and more. It’s not a drop-off event, so stick around to watch your keiki. Up to two adults per child and adults must wear clean socks in the gym.

May 13 to 15, My Treehouse Club,



Get Creative with Lego


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Does your keiki love Lego? Then head to Wahiawā Public Library on Saturday morning and get creative with a box of Legos. Projects will be displayed in the library’s glass case at the entrance. You need to RSVP.

  • Free
  • Ages 3 to 10. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14
  • Wahiawā Public Library,
  • RSVP by calling (808) 622-6345 or click here


SEE ALSO: 📚 Our Family Guide: Unexpected Ways to Use Your Hawai‘i State Public Library Card


St. Andrews School Annual Art Exhibition


St. Andrews School’s art exhibit will be on display for few more days at Kāhala Mall by California Pizza Kitchen. This annual art exhibit showcases work by students grades 9 through 12, using paintings, photography, recycled materials and drawings.

Ends on May 14, Kāhala Mall, 4211 Waiʻalae Ave.,



Waimānalo Sunflower Festival

Your weekend Sunflower Waimanalo Country Farms

Photo: Courtesy of Waimānalo Country Farms


This weekend Waimānalo Country Farms starts its annual sunflower festival. Families can make the drive out to explore a sunflower field, shop at country-style market for corn, fresh-squeezed lemonade, cornbread and more. Hop on a hayride and make sure your phone’s charged for all the Insta-worthy photos.

  • All ages
  • $10 at the door for everyone 3 and older ($10.84 online) for kamaʻāina and military with valid ID, free for kids 2 and younger; $12 ($12.84) for visitors.
  • Now through July 17
  • 41-225 Lupe St., Waimānalo
  • (808) 306-4381


SEE ALSO: 🌻 We Tried It: Summer Sunflower Event at Waimānalo Country Farms


Check Out the Koa Butterfly Wings at the Zoo


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If you’ve been to The Honolulu Zoo, you and your kids have probably taken pictures with the Kamehameha butterfly wings on display by the reptile area. The colorful butterfly now has a friend that’s recently been unveiled as of last week: a fellow native butterfly called the koa butterfly. This ceramic mosaic was put together by first and third grade students from Waikikī School. Come take pics!

The Honolulu Zoo, 151 Kapahulu Ave.,



Get Ready for a New Seasons of Plays!

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Photo: Courtesy of Honolulu Theatre for Youth


Honolulu Theatre for Youth’s 2022-2023 season—its 68th!—will be a return to a full season of offerings. It kicks off with two original productions celebrating Hawaiian history and culture, “The Royal School” by Lee Cataluna and Moses Goods and “The Paʻakai We Bring” by Moses Goods and the HTY Ensemble.  HTY’s “In The Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson” adapted by Mark Branner, based on the beloved book by Bette Bao Lord is being remounted and will embark on a 20+ city U.S. tour before returning in the spring to Tenney Theatre. Also in the lineup are two original works for ages 3+ about physical and emotional well-being: “Step by Step” by Reiko Ho and the HTY Ensemble and “Happy, Sad, Sad, Happy” by Annie Cusick Wood and the HTY Ensemble. The season will conclude with a brand new, musical adaptation of Peter Pan titled “Peter Pop Pan” by Mattea Mazzella, Eric Johnson, and the HTY Ensemble.

For more information or to buy tickets, visit