LIVE Children’s Theater

Boy Who Fell in Love with a Star mixes live theater, music, and the stars and video of Bishop Museum’s planetarium into a unique experience for young people. Recommended age is 3 – 8 years old, but big people with those children will also enjoy the show. Children 0 – 3 get into the show for free (if seated in lap)! The performance, written and played by local performers Adela Chu and Jeff Gere, first debuted in 1984 at Bishop Museum’s planetarium. The plot: a little boy, Joey is in love with a star. He reads his storybook about the night sky and talks to his star… who pays him a visit! The Star Lady talks of stars and guides Joey through the night sky. Home in bed, he discovers starlight in his hand! It really happened! 

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Stay for Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore!

Bring your kids to see Boy Who Fell in Love with a Star, and stay for Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore!  The exhibit features beloved characters Dora and Diego from Nickelodeon’s hit preschool series Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go!, along with their friends Boots, Map, Isa, Tico, and of course Swiper, now in their own exhibit for your preschooler to explore as they learn and play along.


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