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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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  • $7   General Admission
  • $6   WCC students, military, seniors (65+) with ID
  • $5   Children (ages 4-12)
  • Free for children under 4 (1 per paying adult), WCC faculty or staff with ID

Tickets may be purchased at the Imaginarium box office 30 minutes before the show, or call 235-7433 (between 8:30am - 3:30pm Monday - Friday) to reserve tickets. Reserved tickets must be paid for 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.

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.

Ancient Skies
Back to the Moon for Good
Cowboy Astronomer
Dawn of the Space Age
Dream to Fly
Earth, Moon and Sun
Flight Adventure
Flying Monsters
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
Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon
Season of Light
Secrets of the Dragon
Sounds of the Underground
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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PUBLIC SHOWS - 235-7433


Fall 2017


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

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


2nd Wednesday of each month at 7pm (Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 8, Apr 12, May 10, Jun 14)

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!


Dream to Fly
Friday, Jan 13 at 7pm & Friday, Apr 21 at 7pm

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.

Ancient Skies

Ancient Skies
Friday, Jan 13 at 8:15pm & Friday, Mar 24 at 7pm

Hidden within some of mankind’s oldest monuments may lie the foundations of modern science. Using motion controlled time-lapse, CGI, and interviews with some of the most respected archaeologists and astronomers of our generation, this program explores the possibilities that the construction of these monuments were intimately connected to celestial cycles.


Perfect Little Planet
Saturday, Jan 21 at 1pm & Saturday, Apr 8 at 2pm

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.

Dawn of the Space Age

Dawn of the Space Age
Saturday, Jan 21 at 2pm

Re-live the excitement of the early days of space exploration, from the launch of the first artificial satellite to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights. Be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of man’s first steps into space. Who were these men and women that took part in these death-defying endeavors? Witness their drive, their passion, and their perseverance to explore, in Dawn of the Space Age.

One World One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

One World One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
Saturday, Feb 11 at 1pm & Saturday, Jun 10 at 1pm

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.


Kaluokahina: The Enchanted Reef
Saturday, Feb 11 at 2pm

"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...


Star-Crossed Lovers
Tuesday, Feb 14 at 7pm & 8:15pm

Two special Valentine’s Day live shows presented by Krissie Kellogg customized for adults 18 and older will feature the uncensored tales of love, loss, and affairs of the heart in the constellations. $10 per person includes admission, flower, sweets, and photo booth.


Friday, Feb 24 at 7pm

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.

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin
Friday, Feb 24 at 8:15pm & Friday, May 26 at 8:15pm

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 presentation does not include the Imaginarium's usual live sky segment.)

Magic Tree House Space Mission

Magic Tree House Space Mission
Saturday, Mar 11 at 1pm

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.

Voyages of the Starship Discovery

Voyages of the Starship Discovery
Saturday, Mar 11 at 2pm

Voyage across the Solar System and beyond. This interactive show enlists your services onboard the Starship Discovery as an engineer, scientist or observer as you journey across the Milky Way galaxy. Engage the Imaginarium’s control buttons at your seat to fly to distant worlds as you probe and explore their cosmic mysteries. Your mission — to go where no human has gone before and view our place in the universe. (This presentation does not include the Imaginarium's usual live sky segment.)

Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon
Friday, Mar 24 at 8:15pm & Friday, Jun 23 at 8:15pm

Immerse yourself in a fulldome experience of Pink Floyd’s 1973 classic rock music album synched with the next generation of computer generated imagery of mesmerizing waves of colors, images, and animations. Not recommended for young children, suggested age 13 and above. (This presentation does not include the Imaginarium's usual live sky segment.)


Saturday, Apr 8 at 1pm

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.


Origins of Life
Friday, Apr 21 at 8:15pm

A motivational journey through time and a celebration of life on Earth. Many recent discoveries related to life science are featured, demonstrating to youth that if there was ever a time that science made its greatest advances, it would be right now!


Music of the Spheres
Friday, May 5 at 7:30pm FREE Admission

Produced by Ebb & Flow Arts, this 45-minute show uses avant-garde electronic music to echo and transmute the sublime light and space-time of the Universe, as based on the work of ancient Greek philosophers and mathematicians who noticed the uncanny ability of music to elevate sounds through portals of the Outer Space.

Earth, Moon and Sun

Earth, Moon and Sun
Saturday, May 13 at 1pm

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.

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Maunakea: Between Earth and Sky
Saturday, May 13 at 2pm

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.

One World One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

Tales of the Maya Skies
Friday, May 26 at 7pm

This 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.

Cowboy Astronomer

Cowboy Astronomer
Saturday, Jun 10 at 2pm

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.


Flying Monsters
Friday, Jun 23 at 7pm

For thousands of years, humans believed that there were once flying monsters. Such creatures became mythologized, with stories about them shared around the world. But could they have really existed? Flying Monsters is a National Geographic documentary that explores these great prehistoric beasts.

Hosted by Sir David Attenborough, distinguished naturalist and broadcaster, this program uses amazing special effects to portray these airborne dinosaurs. Appropriate for anyone that loves dinosaurs!



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