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Activities for kids on Oahu.

With the number of day programs available on Oahu, parents will no longer have to worry about having the kids in tow to do "adult things." From surfing lessons to learning about Oahu’s rich cultural history at world-class museums, there are various activities offered that were especially created with kids in mind. With mom and dad around or not, these fun-filled programs will be sure to keep the kids entertained. Below are some highlights of activities designed exclusively for kids.

The Honolulu Zoo
Children age 5-11 can spend an exciting week or day exploring the wilds of Honolulu Zoo. This "day camp" offers a partial day session and an all-day session. The short session focuses on the care of zoo animals, behind-the-scenes encounters and the importance of conservation and saving endangered wildlife. The longer session may include animal games and art projects.
Phone: (808) 926-3191

Sea Life Park Hawaii
Ever wondered what it’s like to be an animal trainer ? Kids ages 9-12 have the opportunity to be a Junior animal trainer for the day and go behind-the-scenes and learn the park’s training philosophy, assist the staff with some work and even enter into the animal’s environment. Included in this day program is Sea Life Park’s popular SPLASH U ! where kids have an upclose and personal encounter with a dolphin and even learn a variety of signals that will cue a dolphin to perform special behaviors.
Phone : (808) 259-2512

Dolphin Quest
Kids Quest for Knowledge, a 2-hour program at the Kahala Mandarin Oriental Hawaii, offers an array of activities with education as the focal point. The dolphin portion of the program offers each child an opportunity to interact with these amazing animals in the comfort of the shallow waters through touching, feeding, and game playing. Other highlights in this program include activities with the stingrays, Hawaiian green turtles, and tropical reef fish.
Phone: (808) 739-8918

Waikiki Aquarium
Whether by day or night, inside or outside, the Waikiki Aquarium make learning about the aquatic life of Hawaii and the tropical Pacific fun and exciting. The Waikiki Aquarium offers a variety of classes and programs including overnight sleepovers and excursions.
Phone: (808) 923-9741

Honolulu Academy of Arts
Hawaii’s premiere art institution knows how to make museum visits fun for the kids. The Academy has created seven themes for kids to choose from including Talk to the Animals, Unroll your Imagination, Hunt for Heroes and Heroines and more. Each child is given a custom kit that makes exploring the museum fun and enjoyable.
Phone: (808) 532-8726

U.S.S. Arizona Memorial
Upon entering the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, children are given an activity book to complete that will take them on a historical journey to remember what happened that fateful day on December 7, 1941. Children can earn an official Junior Ranger Badge and become an official Junior Ranger of the USS Arizona Memorial.
Phone: (808) 422-2771

Hotels & Resorts Children’s Programs

Aston Hotels & Resorts - ASTONishing Kids
The new ASTONishing Kids - "Stay, Play & Eat Free" program offers children ages 12 and under free activities, meals and merchandise (when accompanied by a paying adult) to top family attractions, restaurants and Hawaii retailers. All families with children 12 and under will receive an identification card for each child at check-in upon arrival. Participating vendors include Sea Life Park, Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park, Don Ho’s Island Grill, Hilo Hattie and more.
Phone: (800) 655-6055

Starwood Hotels - Keiki Aloha Program
With the Keiki (children’s) Aloha program, children between the ages of 5 and 12 can spend part of their vacation doing fun, educational and cultural activities. The extremely popular program offers off-property excursions year round. At The Royal Hawaiian, Sheraton Waikiki, Sheraton Moana Surfrider and Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, children can experience a wide range of activities such as snorkeling, kite flying and boogie boarding in the morning. The excursions will take keiki to such places as the Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens, Diamond Head Hike, Bishop Museum and Keiki Tea at the Sheraton Moana Surfrider. The evening program includes activities such as crab hunting, a hotel scavenger hunt, Honu (turtle) cookie decorating and cultural games.
Phone: (808) 931-8232

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Hotel - Camp Hyatt
Camp Hyatt offers a variety of activities to keep your keiki busy while having loads of fun. Games include a variety of board games, including a selection of Hawaiian games and crafts, which teach some of the basics of the Hawaiian language and culture in a fun and easy way. Camp Hyatt also includes a DVD library with a wide selection of Disney and other children’s features as well as Nintendo games. The Camp Hyatt Library contains classic books, which children love to read. A Hawaiian children’s book collection has also been recently added. In addition to coloring books, crayons, colored paper, glue, scissors and markers, Hawaiian craft projects treat campers to a slice of Hawaiian culture.
Toll-free Phone: 1-800-233-1234

Hilton Hawaiian Village - Rainbow Express
Hilton Hawaiian Village’s year-round children’s program, Rainbow Express, is offered daily for keiki, ages five to 12. Once children register and receive their "Rainbow Express Passport," they can experience educational and recreational activities, all with a Hawaiian focus. Activities include arts, crafts, nature walks, wildlife feedings, fishing, and visits to Bishop Museum at Kalia, Waikiki Aquarium and Honolulu Zoo.
Phone: (808) 949-4321

JW Ihilani Marriott Resort - Keiki Beachcomber Club
Celebrate the vibrant wonder of youth with the Keiki Beachcomber Club. The program hosts supervised international activities for guests between four and 12 years old. Activities include treasure hunts, hula dancing, and crafting leis to Karaoke, sports and crafts. Children will engage in diverse activities while making friends with other children from around the world.
Phone: (800) 679-0079

Kahala Mandarin Oriental Hawaii - The Keiki Club
The Keiki Club at the Kahala Mandarin Oriental Hawaii takes advantage of the area’s natural wonders and Hawaii’s unique customs to provide an education and entertaining program for kids ages five to 12 years. Full-day or half-day program options are available and include activities such as hula dancing, palm frond weaving, playing traditional island games, swimming with dolphins, collecting sea shells and more.
Phone: (808) 738-8911

Outrigger Hotels & Resorts - Cowabunga Kids Club
Outrigger Hotels & Resorts’ Cowabunga Kids Club offers activities that involve kids, ages five through 13, in learning more about Hawaii. The program offers activities and excursions supervised by licensed professional guides including boogie boarding, ceramic painting, fishing, lei making and some ocean activities. Outrigger also offers family programs that parents can participate in.
Phone: (808) 923-0711

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort - The Keiki Klub
The Keiki Klub children’s program at Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort offers a variety of activities such as creating a smoking, lava filled volcano, painting a Hawaiian tapa cloth, playing an authentic Hawaiian game called "Ulu maika" and dancing hula.
Phone: (808) 922-6611

Article provided courtesy of the Oahu Visitor's Bureau

See also:
- Oahu Activities for Kids
- Other Activities on Oahu
- Attractions on Oahu



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