Career and Community Education
Hokulani Imaginarium

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.

NOW PLAYING

Season of Light

SHOWTIMES
Friday, December 12 at 7pm
Saturday, December 13 at 10am
Friday, December 13 at 7pm

Narrated by NPR’s Noah Adams, “Season of Light” examines the coldest and darkest of seasons—a time which holds some of the warmest and brightest celebrations of the year.

Explore the traditions surrounding the world’s most endearing holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season—from the burning Yule log and the lighting of luminarias, to sparkling Christmas tree lights and candles in windows. The program also explores possible astronomical explanations for the star that led the Wise Men to Bethlehem. Come and celebrate the season with the entire family through the wonder of the planetarium’s star-filled sky.

Runtime: Approximately 40 minutes

Maunakea Between Earth and Sky

SHOWTIME
Friday, January 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.

Magic Tree House Space Mission


SHOW TIME
Friday, January 23 at 7 pm

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.

Sounds of the Underground

SHOWTIMES
Wednesday, January 28 at 7pm
Friday, March 27 at 8:15 pm

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

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.

Stargazing


SHOW TIMES
Wednesday, February 11 at 7pm
Wednesday, March 11 at 7pm
Wednesday, May 13 at 7pm
Wednesday, June 10 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

Stars

SHOWTIME
Friday, February 27 at 7pm
Saturday, June 20 at 3pm

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.

Led Zeppelin


SHOW TIMES
Friday, March 27 at 7pm
Friday, April 24 at 8:15pm
Friday, June 26, 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

One World One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

SHOWTIME
Saturday, May 23 at 2 pm

Elmo and Big Bird live in the United Staets 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)

The Cowboy Astronomer

SHOWTIME
Saturday, May 29 at 3pm

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.

Dream to Fly

SHOWTIME
Friday, March 27 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.

Earth, Moon and Sun

NOT PLAYING AT THIS TIME.

Earth, Moon and Sun is a fulldome 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.
Learn more about the Hokulani Imagarium.