Shake Your Hips Tahitian Style
The Polynesian Cultural Center will be hosting the 4th Annual Tahitian Cultural Festival Te Mahana Hiro'a O Tahiti July 16-17. Two different styles of dance - the fast-paced o'te'a most associated with Tahitian dance and the slower aparima, which lets the hands tell the story - will be performed as dancers compete individually and as a group. There will also be a drumming competition that is sure to get everyone's hearts pumping.
General Admission starts at $30.00. Special upgrades are available for evening shows and buffet dinner. For more information and reservations, please call (808) 293-3333 or visit www.polynesia.com.
Nighttime Family Fun at The Waikiki Aquarium
The Waikiki Aquarium will be offering numerous classes and activities this summer that let amateur marine biologists both young and old learn more about the ocean and its inhabitants. (more)
Find out if fish sleep with their eyes open, or if they even sleep at all, with the "Aquarium After Dark" tour. Take a guided flashlight tour through the Aquarium to get a nocturnal look at your favorite sea creatures. The tour is offered on July 23, August 13, and September 17 from 7 - 9 p.m. General admission is $7 for adults and $6 for children. Admission for Aquarium members is $6 for adults and $5 for children.
Is there a more interesting way to spend the night with your family than with sharks? No need to sleep with one eye open. "Overnight with Sharks" is an overnighter activity where families will build their own shark model and compete in a "shark olympics" the next morning. Evening refreshments and a continental breakfast is included in the package. The activity will be offered on July 9 and August 20. Pre-registration is required. General admission is $30 for adults and $25 for children. Admission for Aquarium members is $25 for adults and $20 for children.
All programs require that children be accompanied by an adult. For more information, or to register, please call (808) 923-9741.
The Bishop Museum and Hawaii Maritime Center Make Learning Fun
The traveling exhibit from the Ontario Science Centre, Scream Machines, "The Science of Roller Coasters", features interactive displays and exhibits for those who crave excitement. Visitors can ride the G-Force and experience the gravitational forces astronauts must endure. For those looking for a challenge, the Revolver will test your resistance to motion sickness. The exhibit is located in the Bishop Museum's Castle Building until August 29.
The Museum's historic Hawaiian Hall is scheduled for restoration and installation of new exhibits from 2004-2006. Visitors are encouraged to keep coming back as the exhibits evolve over time. All exhibits in the Hawaiian Hall complex are developed by the Museum and include collection items relating to Hawaii. (more)
The "150 Years of Waterfront Reporting" exhibit at the Hawaii Maritime Center in the Aloha Tower Marketplace is an interactive display on the second floor mezzanine and depicts the history of waterfront news gathering and reporting from ancient Hawaiian times to the present.
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