Keiki Kit “order ahead” option is back

Aloha kākou! The Education Department is pleased to announce that the option to order a keiki kit ahead of your visit is now back.


Our keiki exploration kits are a great way to deepen your family’s enjoyment of our grounds, offering a variety of activities to explore the Arboretum and engage your mind and senses.

What’s in it? Each kit contains a magnifying glass, crayons, and an activity booklet by our own Education Department to guide you and your family through a more in-depth exploration of the Arboretum.

How much does it cost? Kits are $7 each. They can be purchased on the day of your visit at our Visitors Center and Gift Shop, or they can be ordered ahead through our online form. (Link opens in a new tab.)

Why order ahead? We are bringing back the “order ahead” option because stock in the Gift Shop sometimes runs out during peak visitation periods–for example, during school vacations. It is also helpful if you are coming with a larger group, and you want each of your explorers to have their own set of tools.

The price is the same whether you purchase in the Gift Shop or order ahead of time, and all proceeds go to the Lyon Arboretum Education Department to support our programs to bring environmental education and outreach to Hawaiʻi’s keiki. We will send you an email to confirm that we have received your order.

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