Hokulani Imaginarium
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Tickets

The Box Office opens 30 minutes before the show. No credit cards accepted.
General Admission $7.00
UH Students, Military, Seniors (65+) with ID $6.00
Children (4-12 yrs old) $5.00

RESERVE TICKETS IN ADVANCE.
Call (808) 235-7433
Tickets must be picked up at the box office at least 15 minutes before showtime, otherwise they may be sold to waiting customers.

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Ancient Skies
SHOWTIME

Friday, Aug 12 at 7pm
Friday, Jun 13 at 8:15pm

Hidden within some of mankind’s oldest monuments may lie the foundations of modern science. Using motion controlled time-lapse, CGI, and interviews with some of the most respected archaeologists and astronomers of our generation, this program explores the possibilities that the construction of these monuments were intimately connected to celestial cycles.
Big Bird, Elmo and HuHu Zhu looking at the crescent moon in the blue sky.
One World, One Sky Big Bird's Adventure
SHOWTIME

Saturday, Aug 20 at 1pm

Elmo and Big Bird live in the United States and HuHu Zhu lives far away in China, but they discovered that they still see the same stars at night!

One World One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure was made possible by the generous donation of the Iris an Rodney Fukui Family though the Imaginarium's Adopt-a-Show sponsorship.

Runtime: approximately 24 minutes
(Suitable for preK-2)
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Stargazing
SHOWTIMES

Wednesday, Aug 10 at 7 pm
Wednesday, Sep 14 at 7pm
Wednesday, Oct 12 at 7pm
Wednesday, Nov 9 at 7pm
Wednesday, Dec 14 at 7pm
Wednesday, Jan 11 at 7pm

Join us for this live star show held on the second Wednesday of every month. Find out what stars, planets and moon phase you can see in the sky tonight. Learn how to identify the constellations and listen to mythological stories about them. Get the update on current celestial happenings, such as meteor showers and eclipses. Come every month to discover how the sky changes over the course of a year.

Runtime: Approximately 1 hour
Suitable for general audiences
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Flying Monsters
SHOWTIME

Saturday, Aug 20 at 7pm

For thousands of years, humans believed that there were once flying monsters. Such creatures became mythologized, with stories about them shared around the world. But could they have really existed? Flying Monsters is a National Geographic documentary that explores these great prehistoric beasts.

Around 220 million years ago dinosaurs were on the rise to dominating the Earth. But another group of reptiles was about to make an extraordinary leap--control of the skies. They were the pterosaurs--after insects, the first animals ever to fly. The story of how and why these mysterious creatures took to the air is more fantastical than any fiction.

Hosted by Sir David Attenborough, distinguished naturalist and broadcaster, this program uses amazing special effects techniques to portray these airborne dinosaurs. Appropriate for anyone that loves dinosaurs!

Appropriate for Grades 3 and up
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Voyages of the Starship Discovery
SHOWTIME

Friday, Sep 9 at 7pm
Friday, Dec 9 at 8:15pm

Voyage across the Solar System and beyond. This interactive show enlists your services onboard the Starship Discovery as an engineer, scientist or observer as you journey across the Milky Way galaxy. Engage the Imaginarium’s control buttons at your seat to fly to distant worlds as you probe and explore their cosmic mysteries. Your mission — to go where no human has gone before and view our place in the universe.

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Led Zeppelin
SHOWTIMES

Friday,  Sep 9 at 8:15 pm

Even after 35 years of laser shows, "Led Zeppelin" remains one of the most popular music shows ever preformed in planetariums. Now see what the Clark Planetarium Productions has done with it for the fulldome arena!

Zeppelin fans of all ages are welcome.

This Led Zeppelin musical experience does not contain the Imaginarium's usual live sky presentation.

Runtime: Approximately 1 hour
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Kaluokahina the Enchanted Reef
SHOWTIME

Saturday, Sep 24 at 1pm

"Kaluokahina" is an enchanted tropical coral reef. The reef's colorful inhabitants have always lived in this peaceful, secret world--until a volcanic catastrophe breaks the spell!

Now it's up to Jake, a young sawfish, and his buddy Shorty, a lively reef fish, to restore the magic of their home. Their only lead: an ancient legend that tells of touching the moon...
 
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Magic Tree House Space Mission
SHOWTIME

Saturday, Sep 24 at 2pm

This family show is based on the popular children's Magic Tree House® books.

In Magic Tree House® Space Mission, a mysterious “M” sends the intrepid Jack and Annie on a fun-filled journey to discover the secrets of the Sun, Moon, planets, space travel and more. Aligned with early elementary information skills learning objectives, this beautifully-produced show is a winner with Magic Tree House® fans of all ages and school audiences alike.

Runtime: Approximately 32 minutes
Suitable for all audiences.
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Perfect Little Planet
SHOWTIME

Saturday, Oct 22 at 1pm
Saturday, Jan 21 at 1pm

Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes – a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot.
Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known Dwarf Planet. Dive over the ice cliffs of Miranda. Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms of Jupiter. And walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose? A solar system journey for space travelers of all ages.
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Maunakea Between Earth and Sky
SHOWTIME

Friday, Oct 24 at 7pm
Friday, Dec 9 at 7pm

Maunakea Between Earth and Sky is the signature show of the 'Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo. The Imaginarium is excited to present the fulldome show for the first time to Oahu audiences.

Explore connections between Hawaiian culture and Maunakea astronomy. Become immersed in the story of Pele and Poli`ahu and the creation of the Hawaiian Islands. Gaze into the night sky, past planets, galaxies and swirling nebula—back to the beginning of the universe—and fly through an observatory atop Maunakea.

Suitable for all audiences.

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Dream to Fly
SHOWTIME

Friday, Nov 11 at 7pm

Discover the mystery of flight with Leonardo da Vinci, Montgolfier brothers, Wright brothers and other inventors. Experience the adventure with powerful images and music, an immense and challenging dream, for which mankind has strived since the beginning of history.


“Dream to Fly” describes the most important milestones on our route to conquering the skies – both in terms of technological breakthroughs, as well as our perceptions on flying itself.

Runtime: 35 minutes
Suitable for all audiences.

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Season of Light
SHOWTIMES

Saturday, Nov 26 at 2pm
Saturday, Dec 17 at 2pm
Saturday Dec 17 at 7pm

Season of Light explains why we have seasons and traces the origins of many of the world’s most enduring customs from Christmas trees to the Hanukkah Menorah, Santa to the Star of Bethlehem.
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Earth, Moon & Sun
SHOWTIME

Sunday, Dec 17 at 1pm

Earth, Moon and Sun is a full dome Imaginarium show that explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions, who has a razor sharp wit, but is a bit confused about what he sees in the sky. Join this fast-paced and fun-filled show as it explores the wonders of lunar phases, sunrises and sunsets, eclipses, space travel to our Moon and other puzzles. Native American stories are told throughout the show to help distinguish between myths and science.

Suitable for children in grades K-6 —though audiences of all ages can appreciate learning the basic science behind these myths.
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Stars
SHOWTIME

Saturday, Nov 26 at 2pm

Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that powers the Universe. Journey to the farthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of STARS.


The stunning animation highlighted by astronauts, spacecraft, telescopes, nebulas, clusters, and more, was created by the talented team of the National Space Centre (Leicester, UK). This dramatic program features the voice talent of Mark Hamill. The Nashville Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Albert-George Schram, resident conductor, performed part of the STARS soundtrack.

Runtime: Approximately 26 minutes
Suitable for grades 5 and up.

Man in space suit
Dawn of the Space Age
SHOWTIME

Saturday, Jan 21 at 2pm

Re-live the excitement of the early days of space exploration, from the launch of the first artificial satellite to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights. Be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of man’s first steps into space. Who were these men and women that took part in these death-defying endeavors? Witness their drive, their passion, and their perseverance to explore, in Dawn of the Space Age.

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Back to the Moon For Good
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See what the first days of space exploration in the late 1960s to early 1970s taught us about our nearest neighbor including the discovery of the Moon’s origin, composition, structure and the accessibility of raw materials on its surface. Then learn about the engineering and innovative steps being taken by international teams competing to land a spacecraft on the Moon and vie for the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE.

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The Cowboy Astronomer
SHOWTIME

Friday, Dec 23 at 8:15pm

This new show is a skillfully woven tapestry of star tales and Native American legends, combined with constellation identification, star-hopping and astronomy tidbigts–all told from the unique viewpoint of a cowboy astonomer who has travelled the world plying his trade and learning the sky along the way.

Runtime: 37 minutes
Suitable for grades 4 and up.
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Tales of the Maya Skies
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This premier Imaginarium show recreates the splendor of Maya architecture and astronomy. Grammy Award winner and Oscar nominee Lila Downs narrates this magnificent journey through Maya cities and temples aligned to the movements of the Sun, Moon and planets.
Rediscover the treasures of this advanced civilization whose sophisticated mathematics predicted eclipses, forecast seasonal change and formulated a calendar of extraordinary precision.
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Sounds of the Underground
SHOWTIME

TBD

Sounds of the Underground combines techno, dance, club and rave style musics with a variety of artistic full-dome animations.

The set list includes selections from Stardust, Dirty Vegas, Karen Overton, Zombie Nation, High Contrast and many, many more.

Created by Clark Planetarium, the show is described as "a dancing experience for the eyes"

Suitable for all ages.

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Astronaut
SHOWTIME

TBD

Find out what it takes to be an astronaut! Explore inner and outer space as you experience a rocket launch from an astronaut's point of view and float around the International Space Station in microgravity.

Presented in stunning high-definition fulldome video and surround sound, Astronaut is an experience like nothing on Earth!

Narrated by Ewan McGregor.