Mid March means Spring Break on Oahu, a time that can be both exciting and overwhelming! The kids are home from school and ready to be entertained – luckily, there are plenty of family friendly events going on around the island to keep your keiki busy.
We’ve compiled a list of 11 family friendly Spring Break activities, from historical to hands on.
Take your kids for some fun extra credit. Show them they can have fun while learning about the wonderful island of Oahu.
1. National Memories Exhibit Opening
Opens March 14th
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is the first stop of the “National Memories” 2015 United States tour. The exhibit, which first went on display in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen in 2010, has toured Mainland China and Taiwan. Through the use of imagery and more than 100 historic photos taken by the 164th US Signal Photo Company in the China Burma India Theater, “National Memories” brings to life the camaraderie that existed between Chinese and U.S. soldiers as their countries joined forces during World War II. The Museum’s permanent “Flying Tigers Exhibit” featuring a WWII-era P-40 aircraft, will anchor the photographic display.
2. 125 Years Through the Eyes of the Bishop Museum
March 11th- March 16th
For 125 years, Bishop Museum has chronicled life in the Hawaiian Islands. Over that time we’ve seen tremendous changes to Hawai‘i, our people, our cultures, our environment, and our place in a global society. The emphasis of the exhibit will be the common lived experience of life in the Islands. Rather than create a linear chronological sequence through the period, the exhibit will examine change thematically, with more than a dozen large graphic panels exploring topics like Communication, Work Life, and Transportation.
3. Kapolei Prince Kuhio Ho’olaule’a
Part of the Prince Kuhio Festival which honors the life of Prince Kuhio, “The Citizen Prince,” this is a free, all day event that includes hula, local entertainment, traditional food prep lessons, local vendors, crafts, and traditional Hawaiian games.
Looking for something different to do outside with the little ones besides plopping them on the beach? Look no further!
4. North Shore Keiki Surf School Camp
Call for details
North Shore Keiki Surf School specializes in teaching children how to surf and they’ll be holding a Spring Break camp! Take some time for yourself and rest assured your children are in great hands as they spend the day in the beautiful waters of the North Shore.
5. Keawe Adventures
Call to book
Whether you want to visit Pearl Harbor, explore the North Shore, go fishing, hiking, or snorkeling, Keawe Adventures has a tour for you! Let them help you build your dream Hawaii Vacation or Staycation this spring break with one of their premier private guided tours on Oahu.
6. Hawaii Duck Tours
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Explore Oahu in a way you never have before with an amphibious tour from Hawaii Duck Tours! If you book any time in March or April, mention Seek Spot, and like them on Facebook, you get a free Rubber Ducky Scrub – sure to be a hit with your kids.
7. Gunstock Ranch Horse Day Camp
This day camp is geared for the beginner rider ages 7-13 years old. It is the perfect introduction to learning about horses. This day will be filled with horse fun, education, and adventure. Students will be oriented and taught safety around horses. They will also learn how to properly mount and dismount, learn basic commands of making a horse do what they want, and go on a trail ride. Students will also learn through hands-on experience basic care for horses, how to saddle, and ride in the Western style.
8. Pipeline Womens Pro
Holding Period: March 16th-24th
Watch the best female surfers duke it out at one of the most famous surf breaks in the world – Banzai Pipeline. Make sure you check the website before showing up to see if the event is on!
9. Learn To Play Hockey with Jami Yoder
Okay, so this one isn’t exactly outside, but if your kids need a break from the hot sun, let them learn to play hockey with Team USA’s Jami Yoder!
Let your kids’ creative side flourish with these hands on activities.
10. Explorers Club: Astrophotography
March 19th & 20th
All day STEM programs for 3rd through 8th graders. Students explore topics in science, technology, engineering and math. This session will focus on learning about celestial objects and using technology to enhance images of the cosmos.
11. Paint The Night Away
Fun for the whole family! On March 20th, you and your keiki can create a beautiful Mermaid painting at Haleiwa Joe’s 3rd Friday Art & Music Event.
12. Honolulu Music, Arts, & Food Festival
Explore the “5 festivals in 1” and enjoy more than 17 bands, arts & crafts vendors, local artists, food from some of Honolulu’s best restaurants, petting zoos, games, pony rides, bully dog show, wine and drinks for the parents, and so much more!