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About the Hokulani Imaginarium
Hawaiian for Starry Heavens, Windward Community College's Hokulani Imaginarium is a high-tech planetarium and multi-media facility. Read more about the WCC Imaginarium here.
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  *NEW: In response to the recent Maunakea controversy, we have provided additional information resources here.

PUBLIC SHOW PRICES

  • $7   General Admission
  • $6   UH students, military or seniors (65+) with ID
  • $5   Children (ages 4-12)
  • Free for children under 4

Tickets may be purchased at the Imaginarium box office 30 minutes before the show, or call 235-7433 to reserve tickets in advance. Reserved tickets must be picked up at the box office at least 15 minutes before showtime, otherwise they may be sold to waiting customers.

Please Note:
• Credit/debit cards are not accepted at the box office. (ATM machine now located at The Hub, behind Imaginarium)
• Late seating is not permitted.
• No food or drinks inside the Imaginarium.

PUBLIC SHOWS - 235-7433
PLEASE NOTE RESERVATION LINE OPEN MONDAY-FRIDAY (8AM - 3PM)


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schedule

All Imaginarium shows, with the exception of our Led Zeppelin and Sounds of the Underground musical shows, contain a live sky segment in addition to the feature show. Programs run approximately 1 hour in length.

Trailers and full show descriptions can be found by clicking on show's title below. <note: no trailer for Stargazing, since it is a live show>

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This month's public shows posted below!

 

 

PerfectPlanet

Perfect Little Planet
Saturday, Aug. 22 at 1pm

Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes – a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot.

Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known Dwarf Planet. Dive over the ice cliffs of Miranda. Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms of Jupiter. And walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose? A solar system journey for space travelers of all ages.

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Astronaut
Saturday, Aug. 22 at 2pm

Find out what it takes to be an astronaut! Explore inner and outer space as you experience a rocket launch from an astronaut's point of view and float around the International Space Station in microgravity.

Presented in stunning high-definition fulldome video and surround sound, Astronaut is an experience like nothing on Earth!

Narrated by Ewan McGregor.

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Maunakea: Between Earth and Sky
Friday, Aug. 28 at 7pm

Explore connections between Hawaiian culture and Maunakea astronomy. Become immersed in the story of Pele and Poli`ahu and the creation of the Hawaiian Islands. Gaze into the night sky, past planets, galaxies and swirling nebula—back to the beginning of the universe—and fly through an observatory atop Maunakea.

Sounds of the Underground

Sounds of the Underground
Friday, Aug. 28 at 8:15pm

Sounds of the Underground combines techno, dance, club and rave style musics with a variety of artistic full-dome annimations. The show is a dancing experience for your eyes!

The set list includes selections from Stardust, Dirty Vegas, Karen Overton, Zombie Nation, High Contrast and many more.

stargaz

Stargazing
Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 7pm

Clear skies every night in the Imaginarium! Enjoy the serenity of the night sky in cool comfort and reclining seats.

Join veteran presenter/storyteller Krissie Kellogg on the second Wednesday of each month as she takes you on a delightful tour of the constellations in the Imaginarium skies. Stay informed as the stars, planets and moon change as they move through space and learn about current events happening in the night sky as well as in space exploration!

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Stars

Stars
TBA

Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that powers the Universe.

Journey to the farthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of STARS.

Magic Tree House Space Mission

Magic Tree House Space Mission
TBA

Based on the popular children's Magic Tree House® books, a mysterious “M” sends the intrepid Jack and Annie on a fun-filled journey to discover the secrets of the Sun, Moon, planets, space travel and more.

Husband and wife authors Mary Pope Osborne and Will Osborne collaborated to produce this planetarium based program, popular with Magic Tree House® fans of all ages.

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin
TBA

Even after 35 years of laser shows, "Led Zeppelin" remains one of the most popular music shows ever performed in planetariums. Now see what the Clark Planetarium Productions has done with it for the fulldome theater!

Zeppelin fans of all ages are welcome.

(This Led Zeppelin musical experience does not contain the Imaginarium's usual live sky presentation).

stargaz

Stargazing
2nd Wednesday of every month

Clear skies every night in the Imaginarium! Enjoy the serenity of the night sky in cool comfort and reclining seats.

Join veteran presenter/storyteller Krissie Kellogg on the second Wednesday of each month as she takes you on a delightful tour of the constellations in the Imaginarium skies. Stay informed as the stars, planets and moon change as they move through space and learn about current events happening in the night sky as well as in space exploration!

Kaluokahina

The Enchanted Reef
TBA

"Kaluokahina" is an enchanted tropical coral reef. The reef's colorful inhabitants have always lived in this peaceful, secret world--until a volcanic catastrophe breaks the spell!

Now it's up to Jake, a young sawfish, and his buddy Shorty, a lively reef fish, to restore the magic of their home. Their only lead: an ancient legend that tells of touching the moon...

Dream to Fly

Dream to Fly
TBA

Discover the mystery of flight with Leonardo da Vinci, Montgolfier brothers, Wright brothers, and other inventors. Experience the adventure of achieving the immense and challenging dream of flying, with the program's powerful imagery and music.

Dream to Fly was made possible by the generous donation of Dr. Jacqueline Maly through the Imaginarium’s Adopt-a-Show sponsorship.

Earth, Moon and Sun

Earth, Moon and Sun
TBA

Earth, Moon and Sun is a fulldome Imaginarium show that explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions, who has a razor sharp wit, but is a bit confused about what he sees in the sky. Join this fast-paced and fun-filled show as it explores the wonders of lunar phases, sunrises and sunsets, eclipses, space travel to our Moon and other puzzles. Native American stories are told throughout the show to help distinguish between myths and science.

One World One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

One World One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
TBA

Elmo and Big Bird live in the United States and Hu Hu Zhu lives far away in China, but they discovered that they still see the same stars at night! The word for star in Chinese is “xing xing” (pronounced sing sing). How many “xing xing” do you see in this sky?

One World One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure was made possible by the generous donation of the Iris and Rodney Fukui Family through the Imaginarium's Adopt-a-Show sponsorship.

Cowboy Astronomer

Cowboy Astronomer
TBA

This returning favorite is a skillfully woven tapestry of star tales and Native American legends, combined with constellation identification, star-hopping and astronomy tidbits--all told from the unique viewpoint of a cowboy astronomer.

Narrated by cowboy poet Baxter Black, the audience is transported to the Western outdoors, listening to star legends and cowboy tales around the campfire. Our cowboy astronomer gives us his perspective of the night sky and the things he's discovered over a lifetime of stargazing.

One World One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

Tales of the Maya Skies
TBA

This premier Imaginarium show recreates the splendor of Maya architecture and astronomy. Grammy Award winner and Oscar nominee Lila Downs narrates this magnificent journey through Maya cities and temples aligned to the movements of the Sun, Moon and planets.

Rediscover the treasures of this advanced civilization whose sophisticated mathematics predicted eclipses, forecast seasonal change and formulated a calendar of extraordinary precision.

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Complete Show Listings:

School and other groups can select from the Imaginarium's complete listing of shows for their visits. Please click on the links below for show descriptions. For more information on scheduling group visits, click here.

Astronaut
Back to the Moon for Good
Cowboy Astronomer
Dawn of the Space Age
Dream to Fly
Earth, Moon and Sun
Flying Monsters (coming soon)
IBEX
Kaluoka'hina: The Enchanted Reef
Led Zeppelin
Magic Tree House Space Mission
Maunakea Between Earth and Sky
One World One Sky:Big Bird's Adventure
Origins of Life
Perfect LIttle Planet
Secrets of the Dragon
Sounds of the Underground
Stars
Tales of the Maya Skies
Two Small Pieces of Glass

New Digital Fulldome Technology

The Hokulani Imaginarium operates with a Definiti 4K fulldome system from Sky-Skan.  DigitalSky 2 technology allows audiences to experience immersive adventures in a true 360° environment.  Viewers feel like they are part of the unfolding scene, whether it is falling through a black hole, flying through Saturn’s rings or witnessing the beginnings of the universe.  The upgraded projection system can also display 3D stereo images.

This fulldome system fills the planetarium's screen with high-resolution images that are eight times sharper than HDTV. Two JVC SH7 projectors hidden behind the dome provide a high-contrast seamless picture.

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