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HAWAIIAN EDVENTURE / UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT HILO
Conference Center
200 W. Kawili Street
Hilo, HI 96720
(Island of Hawaii)
Tel. (808) 974-7555
Fax (808) 974-7684
Email: foxgolds@hawaii.edu
A dynamic integrative program designed for students and visitors linking academic, recreational and cultural activities. Hands-on participatory learning experiences for students ranging in age from 12 years - 90 years. The award winning program has defined the standard for educational excellence in travel study programs in marine science, astronomy, and volcanology and may be designed specifically for your group's interests. Photo


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COUNTY OF HAWAII
Department of Coordinated Services
127 Kamana Street
Hilo, HI 96720
(Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 961-8777
Call for information regarding senior activities at east side recreation centers.

COUNTY OF HAWAII
Department of Coordinated Services
81-951 Halekii Street
Kealakekua, HI 96750
(North Kona District)
Tel. (808) 322-1812
Call for information regarding senior activities at west side recreation centers.

COUNTY OF HAWAII
Parks & Recreation
127 Kamana Street
Hilo, HI 96720
(Downtown Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 961-8777
Elderly information and referral service for parks and activities.

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT HILO
Senior Programs Office
200 W. Kawili Street
Hilo, HI 96720
(Downtown Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 974-7555
Elderhostel Program information.

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HAWAIIAN EDVENTURE / UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT HILO
Conference Center
200 W. Kawili Street
Hilo, HI 96720
(Island of Hawaii)
Tel. (808) 974-7555
Fax (808) 974-7684
Email: foxgolds@hawaii.edu
A dynamic integrative program designed for students and visitors linking academic, recreational and cultural activities. Hands-on participatory learning experiences for students ranging in age from 12 years - 90 years. The award winning program has defined the standard for educational excellence in travel study programs in marine science, astronomy, and volcanology and may be designed specifically for your group's interests. Photo



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BORDERS BOOKS MUSIC & CAFE
301 Makaala
Hilo, HI 96720
(Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 933-1410
Extensive children's book section plus games and educational materials.

BORDERS BOOKS MUSIC & CAFE
75-1000 Henry Street
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(North Kona District)
Tel. (808) 331-1668
Extensive children's book section plus games and educational materials.

DOLPHIN QUEST
Hilton Waikoloa Village
Waikoloa, HI 96738
(South Kohala District)
Tel. Toll-free (800) 248-1316
A half-hour experience you will remember for life. An enriching encounter with several Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins in their lagoon. Children and adults can get in the water and interact with these very active and playful creatures. Dolphin Quest offers fun, interactive dolphin encounter programs to people of all ages at the Hilton Waikoloa Village. A portion of the proceeds from our programs supports vital marine education, conservation and research. Reservations for our programs can be made up to 2 months in advance.



DONKEY TALES OF HAWAII
P. O. Box 1768
Keaau, HI 96749
(Puna District)
Tel. (808) 968-6585
Donkey adventures for children. Hiking and camping. Programs for children with special needs. Available for parties.

FUN FACTORY
75-5744 Alii Drive
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(North Kona District)
Tel. (808) 334-1578
Electronic family fun.

FUN FACTORY
Waiakea Kai Shopping Plaza
88 Kanoelehua Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720
(Downtown Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 935-3444
Electronic family fun.

HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
P. O. Box 52
Hawaii National Park, HI 96718-0052
(Volcano District)
Tel. (808) 985-6000 (open 24 hours per day, all year)
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park encompasses 333,000 acres from sea level to the 13,677-foot summit of Mauna Loa, the world's largest and most active volcano. It is home to Kilauea Volcano, Mauna Loa's dynamic smaller sibling which provides frequent opportunities for lava viewing. The park offers incredible scenery and extensive hiking, biking and camping opportunities. Below are some activities of special interest to children. For more information, please visit the Park's Website. (The 7-day park entry fee is $10 per vehicle; $5 per bicyclist or pedestrian; free for Golden Age/Eagle Passport holders.)


  • DEVASTATION TRAIL
    Difficulty: Easy - Wheelchair and Stroller Accessible.
    Trail Miles / Hiking Time: 1 mile roundtrip / 45 minutes roundtrip
    Driving Miles / Time from Visitor Center to Trailhead: 4 miles / 15 minutes.
    Trailhead: Trail begins at the Devastation Trail parking lot on Crater Rim Drive.
    General Information: Wheelchair and stroller accessible paved path. Stay on the trail. Do not climb Puu Puai cinder cone.
    Walk over the cinder outfall and through a forest recovering from Kilauea Iki's 1959 eruption. Plants, birds, insects, cinder with olivine and Pele's hair and tears, tree molds, cinder and spatter cone.

  • JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM
    Purchase an activity workbook in the park's Kilauea Visitor Center. View the park's movie or join a ranger on a short guided walk, and complete 3 activities in the workbook to earn a Junior Ranger badge.
IMILOA ASTRONOMY CENTER OF HAWAII
Science & Technology Park
University of Hawaii at Hilo
600 Imiloa Place
Hilo, HI 96720
(Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 969-9700
Hawaii's new astronomy center bridges culture with the cosmos, featuring interactive exhibits and a state-of-the-art 120 seat planetarium that makes the connection between Hawaiian voyages of discovery and the discoveries made daily by astronomers on Maunakea. The Center has the largest collection of Hawaiian plants anywhere - a 72,000 square-foot-gardenscape. Admission charge.

ONIZUKA CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMY
Mauna Kea Visitors Center
(6.2 Miles up Mauna Kea Road at 9,300 feet)
(Hamakua District)
Tel. (808) 961-2180
Displays and telescopic star gazing sessions. Summit tours of Mauna Kea at 13,796 feet. The observatories on Mauna Kea offer views of most of the southern and nothern night skies and 92% of all the stars visible from earth! For more information, please visit their website.

PANAEWA RAINFOREST ZOO
South of Hilo, Off Highway 11 (watch for Sign)
Mamaki Street
(South Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 959-9233
A 12-acre animal park that receives over 125 inches of rain a year - the only rain forest zoo in the United States. A botanical paradise that hosts more than 80 species of animals, birds, and reptiles, including endangered birds indigenous to Hawaii, and Namaste, a 500-pound white Bengal tiger. Free admission.

PUU HULUHULU TRAIL (Na Ala Hele Hawaii Trail & Access System)

Trail Difficulty: Moderate because of elevation, highest point 6700 feet, lowest 6560 feet.
Trail Distance: 0.6 mile roundtrip / 45 minutes roundtrip
Trailhead: Junction of Saddle Road (Highway 20) and Mauna Loa Observatory access road at the 27.7 mile point from Hilo. Parking is available.
Route: A short double loop trail constructed by the Youth Conservation Corps.
General Information: No camping or open fires are allowed.
Caution: Puu Huluhulu lies within a unit E game management area. Seasonal bird hunting is allowed.
(Hamakua District)
This trail provides an excellent opportunity to view native vegetation which was once abundant in the Humuula saddle area prior to the introduction of livestock and the advent of the lava flows of 1843 and 1935. The top of the Puu makes an excellent picnic site and provides wide views of the area. The trail is short, easily traversed and ideal for youngsters on a day's outing.

PUUKOHOLA HEIAU NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
P. O. Box 44340
Kawaihae, HI 96743
Tel. (808) 882-7218
(South Kohala District)
Interpretive programs for kids: Exploring Significant Cultural Resources at Puukohola Heiau National Historic site, Orientation and hike - one hour and fifteen minutes, Ancient Hawaiian games - two hours, Na Laau o Hawaii (Plants of Hawaii) - forty five minutes. Also offer a Junior Ranger Program.

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