The only museum in the state of Hawai‘i devoted exclusively to contemporary art.
The Hawaii Nature Center is dedicated to fostering awareness, appreciation and understanding of Hawai’i and its natural environment. In addition to their school programs, the Nature Center provides nature education programs for families and adults on weekends. These include guided interpretive hikes, nature adventures, and earth care projects.
- Makiki Valley Loop Trail – portions of Kanealole Trail, Makiki Valley Trail, and Mauanalaha Trail all connect to form the 2.5-mile Makiki Valley Loop Trail
- Manoa Cliff Trail
- Pauoa Flats Trail
- Puu Ohia Trail
- Kalawahine Trail
School intersession and Furlough Friday programs:
SNAP (Sensational Nature Adventure Program!) is held during school intersessions. The day camp, for 6-11 year olds, is filled with outdoor exploration including hiking in the forest, mud mucking in a wetland, and exploring tide pools on the coast. Each week has a different educational theme so your child will learn something new everyday.
Furlough Fridays programs
Hawaii Nature Center offers fun, outdoor, multi-disciplinary educational experiences during Furlough Fridays. The day camps will be led by the Nature Center’s corps of professional adult educators and include outdoor exploration and hands-on education. PDF with registration information and details about both programs are available.
Makiki District Park
Park facilities Includes tennis and basketball courts, skateboard ramp, swimming pool, and children’s playground.
Various low-cost classes are available. For a listing, visit the city’s Parks & Recreations site for an event calendar or go directly to the class listings form (Look for Makiki District Park or Makiki Pool).
Located at 1527 Keeaumoku Street.
Parks Director: Spencer Yee
Makiki Community Garden Association
Community residents who would like to get a garden plot in the Community Garden at the Diamond Head side of Makiki Park need to attend one of the monthly meetings of the Makiki Community Garden Association and fill out an application form, and then wait until a plot becomes available. The meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Arts & Crafts building at Makiki District Park.
An introduction and self-guided walking tour of the places where Barack Obama lived, worked and played when he was growing up in Makiki.