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Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center Review

The Discovery Center is three stories of life-size, pretend play for children.  Life size doctor’s office, life size “super market”, and one of the kiddos favourites – a life size airplane interior, including cockpit.


The scanner even makes a scanning sound!

There are many other stations, way too many to list them all but my kiddos loved every single one of them. At each station, there are uniforms that the children can don to pretend they are driving the bus or cooking in the diner, etc.

My personal favourite is the third floor, which has a little village feel, with house facades representing several different countries.  You can enter the houses and the interiors are authentically decorated and furnished for more pretend play for the children. For example, the Japanese house has a table and cushions to sit at, with authentic looking Japanese dishes to enjoy a [make believe] meal.

My two sons really enjoyed this place.


Using the “skid steer”

There is a lot for the children to see and do in here.  I would say if you’re interested, save this for a rainy day, or even to get out of the hot sun for a bit.

I most likely, will visit here again.  The whole experience is indoors.  There is a small café, and gift shop inside also.  It has clean and nice bathroom facilities.  The price ranges 10 to 12 dollars per person.

This attraction is in the heart of Honolulu, near Kakaako beach park, and the parking lot is free.  The center closes at 1, so this is definitely a morning activity! Here is the website for you to check out. http://www.discoverycenterhawaii.org

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