Please contact us at (808) 325-8520 (in-house, dial 47) for information and to reconfirm complimentary programs. Activity and tour times may vary.
Hours of Operation
Open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Center is located on the ocean side of The Club Shop.
Activities and Programs
Learn how the crew members of Hokule‘a, the first double-hulled canoe that sailed over the Pacific Ocean to Tahiti, navigated by the stars. Hear from our Cultural Specialist the art of ocean voyaging without instruments, using only the natural elements. View the stars that helped the crew in the ancient art of wayfinding.
Feather Art *
Feathers were used to decorate the cloaks and helmets for the Ali‘i (chief).This hands-on activity teaches an intricate Hawaiian art, helping you create a flower from colored feathers. Ages 4 and up.
Hawaiian Language Classes
Come and join our mea ho‘okipa (host) and learn the Hawaiian alphabets and pronunciation of some common words and phrases. Ages 8 and up.
We have the tools to help you complete a patchwork... the Hawaiian way. We'll also share some history of the evolution and development of Hawaiian quilting.
Express yourself with modern hula moves accompanied by songs, ‘ukulele and other instruments. Ages 7 and up.
Keiki Lei Making *
We'll show you how to string a flower lei. Share it with a loved one as a gesture of "aloha," customary to the Hawaiian way.
Kupuna Program *
Join our kupuna (elders) as they teach the arts and crafts of Hawai‘i. From lei making to ‘ukulele playing, you will be touched by their knowledge and the stories they share.
You'll experience how every movement in hula has a specific meaning. This traditional style is always accompanied by expressive chants and percussion. Ages 12 and up.
Lauhala Weaving *
Our mea ho‘okipa (host) will show you how to weave a bracelet to take home and show your family and friends. Ages 12 and up.
‘Ohe Kāpala (stamping) *
Learn about this traditional bamboo stamping technique at the Cultural Center. Make a bookmark for yourself or to give as a souvenir gift.
Oral History of Ka‘ūpūlehu *
Join us and learn about this ahupua‘a (land division) of Ka‘ūpūlehu. You will learn how the Hawaiians sustained life using only marine life from the ocean and the fruits and vegetation from this region.
Shell Crafts *
Join the mea ho‘okipa (host) at the Ka‘ūpūlehu Cultural Center and enjoy the art of shell crafting.
Ti Leaf Lei Making *
Ti leaf leis are made in the wili style or braiding technique. To give a Hawaiian ti leaf lei to someone is to wish them good luck! Ages 6 and up.
Learn simple ‘ukulele chords and play a Hawaiian tune - from the 1950's to present day. Ages 12 and up.
*All children under 7 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.