Science Programs

Change is for the Birds

Looking around our environment one can notice the wide variety of plants and animals that exist in the Hawaiian Islands.  This diversity grew over time developing in many cases from one distinct species. The expansion into different types of subspecies is no accident; but in fact nature’s way of adapting to its environment.  This program explores how one species of bird (a finch) adapted to a new environment (Hawaii) and gave birth to a wide range of subspecies (honeycreepers).

– NGSS  LS4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 and 4.5

Attack of the Giant Cell

Watch the sphere get transformed into a giant cell so that students can easily identify the component parts of plant and animal cells.

– NGSS   MS LS 1.2

Planetarium Show:

Wayfinders: Waves, Wind and Water

Explorers of Polynesia, Wayfinders puts you on the deck of the voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a as you explore traditional Polynesian navigation and find your way to Tahiti from Hawai‘i. Produced by Bishop Museum in collaboration with Polynesian Voyaging Society and 1001 Stories.

Planetarium Presentation:

The Hawaiian Sky Tonight

Go on a tour of the current Hawai’i night sky. The program also includes an update on current space missions.