Leeward Discovery Fair

Discovery Fair on a stylized sky background with colorful clouds

Saturday, November 4, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm • Free!
Map of Fair Activities

The LEEWARD DISCOVERY FAIR is a perfect way to spend the day for all family members. Admission is free, with ample free parking.

The annual Fair offers a family-oriented day of engaging educational interactive exhibits, food booths and a variety of “Safe Communities” activities and information. The fair is presented on Saturday, November 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Pearl City campus. Admission and parking are free.

Highlights of the fair are the more than 50 bustling hands-on learning activities for the entire family. This year, all educational activities are offered free of charge! This year, you’ll be able to decode Egyptian hieroglyphics, create handmade paper and launch a rocket. Returning crowd favorites include,  Bubblicious Geometry, and Quicksand Goo, a mysterious glob that is both a liquid and a solid!

For the sixth consecutive year, the fair also features Weed and Seed Hawaiʻi and Celebrate Safe Communities, offering fun and informative activities. Meeting Honolulu Police Department’s trained dogs, fighting virtual fires and exploring a variety of emergency vehicles add to the day’s excitement. Weed and Seed Hawaiʻi showcases a number of federal, state and local law enforcement exhibits including Keiki IDs, McGruff, the Crime Dog, how to prepare for emergencies and fraud awareness.

Returning crowd-favorites

  • Quicksand Goo—a mysterious substance that’s both solid and liquid
  • Polymer Worms and Instant Snow—the magic of polymers
  • Hands-on clay sculpting, including the opportunity to take a spin with a pottery wheel
  • Interactive Fire Station
  • Rockets: create and launch your personalized rocket
  • Bug City
  • Tours of the Fossil & Mineral and Natural History exhibits

Additional fair offerings

  • Lightning Bolt Challenge: a speedy competition diving into the nuts and bolts of engines
  • Banana Bongos: create music with everyday items, such as bananas, apples, and a cup of water
  • Old to New Papermaking: create artisan paper from recycled materials
  • Fun with Fish: Learn the ancient art of Gyotaku, the traditional Japanese method of creating an artistic print of a fish.
  • Figure it Out: Decode an ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic message and win a prize!
  • Bubblicious Geometry: Take a stand inside a giant bubble…or create some awesome bubbles in a variety of shapes and sizes.
  • The Wonderful World of Anthropology: Take a selfie with our early human ancestor, the famous "Lucy"
  • Kreating Kalo: construct a kalo (taro) plant out of new and recycled materials
  • Food booths, Used Book Fair and Traditional Korean games

“This is our 27th year in presenting our annual Fair. We’ve always placed family at the center and I am so proud of the event’s growth. There really is something for everyone. We’re happy to continue our partnership with Weed and Seed, as we work together to make education fun for the youth and their families,” said Manny Cabral, Chancellor of Leeward Community College.

“We appreciate this tremendous opportunity to partner with Leeward Community College,” said Gale Braceros, Director of Weed & Seed Hawaii.  “Bringing awareness to Weed & Seed Hawaii is critical as we continue to ‘weed’ out crime and ‘seed’ positive programs in our communities.”

Fair entry, parking and all educational activities are free. Food and community vendors offer a variety of items for purchase.

Photos from past Fairs on Flickr.