Your Weekend: The Best Family Fun-March 11, 2021
Take flight in many ways, craft a four-leaf clover pin, meet the Easter Bunny, dine al fresco and save your spot for a sustainability festival.
Photo: Boeing, Courtesy of the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum
Above and Beyond at Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum
This is the final weekend to visit this Boeing exhibit which takes kids through the world of flying at various levels. “Above and Beyond” was only open for a few months before the museum closed because of the pandemic. So, it decided to open it for one final weekend before it moves on. Kids can design and fly a jet, take wing as a bird in the interactive game (above), ride an elevator to Mars and look at virtual 3D models of various air and spacecraft.
The exhibit is just part of this fun museum for families. See our 5 tips for your visit.
- All ages
- $15 for kamaʻāina and military adults, $10 for kamaʻāina and military kids 4 to 12 years, $25 general admission.
- Through Sunday, March 14. The museum is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.
- Historic Ford Island, 319 Lexington Boulevard
- (808) 441-1000
- pearlharboraviationmuseum.org, @pearlharboraviationmuseum
St. Patrick’s Day Festivities
Whether you’re Irish or not, we can all get behind a holiday full of rainbows, leprechauns and a pot of gold. Don’t forget to wear green on Wednesday, so you don’t get pinched!
- Hawai‘i Children’s Discovery Center will be celebrating on Wednesday, March 17 with special in-person activities which are complimentary with admission. Reserve your tickets here. Or if you prefer to celebrate at home, the St. Patrick’s Day Treasure Chest Craft Kit is sold out, but you can still borrow the literacy kit which comes with four books , including How to Trap a Leprechaun, and a fun craft.
- Get crafty at home and make a 4-Leaf Clover Pin with your keiki. Download the Ben Franklin Crafts project sheet for a template and list of supplies needed.
- The holiday wouldn’t be complete without some iconic Lucky Charms cereal. Balance out the sugar with these wholesome math activities and crafts to keep your keiki’s minds sharp over Spring Break.
Photo: Courtesy of Kāhala Mall
Photos with the Easter Bunny
He’s here! Celebrate spring by taking Insta-worthy photos with the Easter Bunny at several malls around O‘ahu. Be sure to make your reservations in advance at the links below. Photo packages start at $30 for three to five digital photos. Heads-up: You’ll have to stay six hops away from the cotton-tailed cutie, and face masks are required until it is time for your photo op.
Al Fresco Brunch with the Easter Bunny
On Saturdays leading up to Easter, you can book an outdoor table at a kid-friendly café to dine, craft and air fist-bump with the Easter Bunny. Kids can nibble on unicorn toast and sip babyccino (steamed milk) while parents may prefer something stronger like cold brew coffee and panini. While you wait for the special guest to make his appearance, decorate Easter eggs with the supplies provided.
- Saturdays, March 13, 20, 27 and April 3 and Sunday, April 4 at 9 a.m. or 11 a.m.
- The $25 deposit reserves your outdoor table (max 5 people) and will be applied to your food & drink.
- Make your reservation here.
- Keiki & the Pineapple, 909 Kapi‘olani Blvd., Ste. B, Honolulu
- (808) 369-7025
Photo: By Tina Yuen
The Hawaiian Hall at Bishop Museum has historic artifacts, royal family heirlooms and Polynesian cultural displays.
Secure your spot for the Science and Sustainability Festival
Make plans now for next weekend’s festivities at Bishop Museum as space is limited. On March 20, enjoy discounted admission and a day full of programming around ocean conservation and preservation. Keiki can collect sustainability stamps at the booths around the 15-acre campus to earn a post-visit treat. Other family-friendly activities include planting seedlings while learning about native plants, a scavenger hunt and social media contest.
- All ages
- $5 discounted kama‘āina admission. Free for children under 4. Free for museum members. Parking is $5 on campus.
- Saturday, March 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Pre-registration is strongly recommended as capacity is limited.
- Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St.
- (808) 847-8296
- bishopmuseum.org, @bishopmuseum