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Youth activities are best suited for children ages five to 14; proof of age is required. For reservations and schedule and price information, please call (808) 665-7292. Reservations and cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance. Note that Ambassadors of the Environment closes seasonally mid-October to mid-December.

Two girls hold small turtles on the beach

TURTLE TRACKS

Learn about Hawaiian turtles, where they nest and their importance in local culture on this naturalist-guided search that goes into the wild.

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SURVIVOR

Imagine finding yourself on a deserted island with no computers, TVs or video games. Learn the basics of island survival and what life was like for Hawaiians in the past.

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WHALE WONDERS

Get to know whales and dolphins through interactive games and activities. Find out what it’s like to have blubber, discover how they eat (with and without teeth) and experience how sound can be used to communicate and find food.

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LIFE AT THE EDGE OF THE SEA

Explore tide pools with a close-up look at both sides of the water’s edge. Discover marine life through hands-on exploration with the guidance of an experienced naturalist.

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THE FIRES OF PELE

Learn how the Hawaiian Islands rose from the middle of the sea as fiery volcanoes through sand sculpting, storytelling and a hike to an ancient lava flow.

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DIG THE PLANET

Dig in and explore our organic Hawaiian tropical garden while we search for local pollinators, like our resident butterflies. Discover the Canoe plants that the ancient Hawaiians brought here in their boats and cultivated for food, shelter, and medicine. Learn about sustainable practices, like composting, and what it really means to be organic and what are its environmental benefits. Create a tasty snack using solar ovens with fresh fruits and herbs from the garden. Dig in and plant a seed and see how good it feels to grow something good.