Want to be a mom in the know? Amuse your kids with timely fun facts about critters: Sept. 8 is National Iguana Awareness Day, Sept. 14-20 is National Farm Animals Awareness Week, and Sept. 22 is both Elephant Appreciation Day and World Rhino Day.
The Honolulu Zoo will have free admission from 1 to 5:30 p.m. July 25 as part of the 25th Annual Hawai’i Conservation Conference taking place at the Hawai’i Convention Center.
- June 13: Josh Tatofi
- June 20: Roy Sakuma’s Super Keiki
- June 27: Keauhou
- July 11: Beat Lele
- July 18: Special Guest
- July 25: Makaha Sons
- Aug. 1: Johnny Helm and Friends
- Aug. 8: Noel Okimoto and his Jazz All Stars – A Tribute To Legendary Jazz Vocalist, Jimmy Borges
- Aug. 15: Jon Yamasato and Iron Mango
The Manu o Ku Festival at the Honolulu Zoo educates 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12. Included with zoo admission, there will be games, educational exhibits, crafts and special animal encounters. To learn more, visit whiteterns.org.
Earth Day coincides with the second Aloha Aina Conservation Fest at the Honolulu Zoo April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Environmental groups will be on hand to educate those in attendance about their efforts in the islands and beyond. There will also be informative talks with zoo keepers, keiki activities and a birthday event for Galapagos Tortoises at 1:30 p.m.!
The seven new wild dog puppies are joining the Honolulu Zoo exhibit Sunday. See the four girls and three boys and their parents 9:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 18. http://honoluluzoo.org/
Help plant seedlings, harvest sweet potatoes, pull weeds and learn about native plants at the Honolulu Zoo’s Children’s Discovery Forest 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 17. After the volunteer work is done, participants can visit the zoo for free. Meet at Gate 6 (on Monsarrat Avenue) across from the Waikiki shell at 9 a.m. RSVP to email@example.com.
We were checking out the new Honolulu Zoo ectotherm (the reptile house replacement) and was so pleased to see a sign announcing the return of the sun bears. I can’t wait to see them back in their old neighborhood near the elephants and reptiles.