Have Family-Friendly FunO‘ahu
Traveling with the tykes doesn’t have to be a burden! In fact, O‘ahu has many activities that are FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY. Grab the keiki (kids), and explore some of these parent-approved attractions.
Enjoy some recreational fishing at ALI‘I AGRICULTURE FARMS in Central O‘ahu. The fully stocked ponds contain catfish, tilapia, prawns and more. An onsite food truck cleans and cooks up your catch.
If dry is your style, ATLANTIS ADVENTURES operates O‘ahu’s POPULAR SUBMARINE ADVENTURES. Watch your child’s eyes light up as they hunt for “Nemo” (or “Dory”!) on an underwater journey to ATLANTIS REEF to two sunken ships, wrecked airplanes and a reef bursting with colorful sea critters! Mom and Dad will be pleased to sit in the air-conditioned comfort of the world’s largest submarine fleet: a spacious, 64-seat, 100-foot-plus sub. Visit atlantisadventures.com.
CLIMB WORKS KEANA FARMS on the North Shore offers an educational zipline tour over a breathtaking farm to appease all travelers! O‘ahu’s first zipline tour offers a dynamic voyage for the whole family. Visit climbworks.com.
A few miles down the road, you’ll find KUALOA, a 4,000-acre working cattle ranch rich in history. Kualoa offers many FAMILY-FRIENDLY TOURS, such as the JUNGLE EXPEDITION through the jungle trails, horseback rides, ATV rides and its popular HOLLYWOOD MOVIE SITES TOUR. Visit kualoa.com.
Founded in 1963, POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER celebrates Hawai‘i’s diverse Polynesian background with award-winning performances and interactive attractions. Visit polynesia.com.
Named “One of the Top Ten Aviation Attractions” by TripAdvisor, PEARL HARBOR AVIATION MUSEUM grants knowledge-seeking families the opportunity to see vintage warplanes and displays dedicated to the role of combat airplanes in the Pacific during WWII. Fun events, such as the museum’s OPEN COCKPIT DAYS, will have your family soaring! Visit
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Visiting PEARL HARBOR also offers families the opportunity to visit historical sites such as the USS MISSOURI AND USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL. The Missouri launched the “HEART OF THE MISSOURI“ tour in November 2012, opening areas never before available for exploration. Visit pacifichistoricparks.org.
It’s all fun and games at WILD TIKI FUN ZONE. Located at Koko Marina Shopping Center, Wild Tiki Fun Zone offers up a complete slate of fun activities for the ‘ohana: laser tag, laser maze and all the latest arcade games.
The sports simulator will have you playing football or hockey, working on your golf swing or ducking dodgeball with zombies. There’s even an eatery on-hand, serving pizzas, drinks and Rita’s Italian Ice and Frozen Custard for when the family works up an appetite. Visit wildtiki.com.
Since opening in 1964, SEA LIFE PARK has entertained millions of families with lively marine shows and vivid exhibits. The park recently opened its 3D SEA INTERACTIVE SEA LIFE EXPERIENCE attraction, remodeled DOLPHIN COVE and the STORM WATER EDUCATION DISPLAY. Visit sealifeparkhawaii.com.
But, if Mom and Dad would like to venture out alone—and not feel badly about leaving the kids behind—KAMA‘AINA KIDS is a nonprofit organization providing kids’ camps, education and enrichment programs, as well as child care. Visit kamaainakids.com.
ALI‘I AGRICULTURE FARMS (808) 690-0558
ATLANTIS ADVENTURES (800) 381-0237
CLIMB WORKS KEANA FARMS (808) 200-7906
KUALOA (808) 237-7321 OR (800) 231-7321
PEARL HARBOR AVIATION MUSEUM (808) 441-1000
POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER (808) 293-3333
SEA LIFE PARK (808) 259-2500
USS MISSOURI (877) 644-4896