Category Archives: Hawaii Things to Do

Xtreme Bugs! exhibit at the Bishop Museum fun for kids

The Bishop Museum’s Xtreme Bugs! exhibit is fun for kids as well as for the young at heart. This is one of the museum’s special exhibits, on display until the end of March 2013. You’ll find the exhibit on the lawn in front of the museum’s Science Adventure Center. The huge bugs and critters are even moving and make sounds, and the signs next to each one are informative and offer some fun facts. A total of 20 giant animatronic insects can be explored – from a 12-foot tarantula and an 18-foot honeybee to a 20-foot Japanese hornet. The display also features over 130 station insects and flora.

The Bishop Museum’s Xtreme Bugs! exhibit is fun for kids as well as for the young at heart. This is one of the museum’s special exhibits, on display until the end of March 2013. You’ll find the exhibit on the lawn in front of the museum’s Science Adventure Center. The huge bugs and critters are even moving and make sounds, and the signs next to each one are informative and offer some fun facts. A total of 20 giant animatronic insects can be explored – from a 12-foot tarantula and an 18-foot honeybee to a 20-foot Japanese hornet. The display also features over 130 station insects and flora.

Cruising along the south shore of Oahu

Cruising along Oahu’s south shore is a fun thing to do any time of the day or year. The pictures below were taken during Hawaii’s whale season, which runs from November through March. This is when thousands of humpback whales migrate from the cold waters off Alaska to Hawaii to mate, birth and raise their young. If you go on a whale watching tour you’ll be able to see these majestic mammals. Whale watching tours are offered on Oahu, as well as on the neighbor islands (Kauai, Maui and the Big Island).

Ala Moana Beach

Waikiki Coast

Diamond Head Crater

Kahala Coast

Kakaako Park

Sand Island

Aloha Tower Marketplace

Humpback Whale

Cruising along the west shore of Oahu

Taking a cruise along Oahu’s leeward (west) shore is a fun thing to do. There are several companies that offer scenic shoreline cruises with or without the opportunity of snorkeling. If you take an early morning cruise you are likely to see many dolphins since dolphins are usually active in the morning. In the winter months (December to April) you may be able to spot humpback whales. Also, you will be able to a variety of Hawaii underwater world inhabitants, such as Hawaiian green sea turtles, known as honu.

If you are into scenic photography and you would like to capture some of the most popular leeward Oahu beaches, it is best to take a cruise around mid day because the lighting is better.

Backed by the majestic Waianae Mountain Range you can capture great shots of Makaha Beach, Pokai Bay, Maili Beach and other points of interest.