Discovery Fair Delights Children of All Ages

All educational activities are offered free this year

Leeward Community College
Kathleen R Cabral, (808) 455-0524
Dir of Mktg, Chancellor's Office
Posted: Oct 19, 2016

Bubbles Delight
Bubbles Delight
Quicksand Goo
Quicksand Goo
Fossils and Minerals
Fossils and Minerals
Mad Hatter from recycled material
Mad Hatter from recycled material

The annual Discovery Fair at Leeward Community College offers a family-oriented day of engaging educational interactive exhibits, carnival games, food booths and a variety of “Safe Communities” activities and information. The fair is presented on Saturday, November 5, 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!

For the fifth year in a row, the fair also features Weed and Seed Hawaiʻi and Safe Communities Day, 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.

Additional fair offerings

  • 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 dive into pottery wheels
  • Interactive Fire Station
  • Used Book Fair
  • Tours of the Fossil & Mineral and Natural History exhibits
  • Bug City—a close up look and feel of the creepy, crawly insect world
  • Old to New Papermaking—create artisan paper from recycled materials
  • Rockets!—create and launch your personalized rocket
  • Meet McGruff, the Crime Dog
  • 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.
  • Beetle Bean Bag Toss: Help us trap the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle!
  • Food booths
  • Galactic Games—a galaxy of carnival games

“This is our 26th 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 Maile Kanemaru, 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. Student clubs and community vendors complete the offerings. Details are online.

DISCOVERY FAIR is presented by Leeward Community College.

CELEBRATE SAFE COMMUNITIES is presented by the U.S. Attorney’s Office-District of Hawai‘i in partnership with the Department of the Attorney General, Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division; Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Office the Securities Commissioner; Honolulu Police Department; and Weed and Seed Program.