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Hokulani Imaginarium

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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Public Show Prices

Regular (Friday) & Stargazing (Wednesday) Shows:

  • $7 for General Admissions
  • $6 for UH students, military or seniors (65+) with ID
  • $5 for 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 cards are not accepted at the box office.
• Late seating is not permitted.
• No food or drinks inside the Imaginarium.


Upcoming Public Shows

Spring 2014 Schedule now available

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

Trailers and full show descriptions can be found by clicking on show's title below.

The Imaginarium will have special showings of "Secret of the Dragon" for the Paliku Arts Festival on April 5th. Shows will last ~15min and the cost is a flat $3 per person ages 4+. No reservations accepted.
Show times:
12 pm, 12:30pm, 1:00pm, 1:30pm, 2pm

Magic Tree House Space Mission




Magic Tree House Space Mission
Friday, February 28th at 7pm
Friday, April 25<th at 7pm
Friday, June 27th at 7pm

Family Show

This family show is based on the popular children's Magic Tree House® books.

In Magic Tree House® Space Mission, 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. Aligned with early elementary information skills learning objectives, this beautifully-produced show is a winner with Magic Tree House® fans of all ages and school audiences alike.

Suitable for all audiences

Secret of the Dragon
Saturday, April 5th
12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm, 1:30pm & 2pm

Come take a ride on the back of a dragon and explore the mysteries of the universe. This magical story whisks two youths through the Universe at great speed. From their perch on the back of a secretive dragon, the youths learn about worlds beyond theirs and a bit about themselves in the process.

The show is part of the Paliku Arts Festival activities. Tickets are $3/person aged 4+. No reservations accepted.

Led Zeppelin

Tales of the Maya Skies








Led Zeppelin
Wednesday, February 26th at 7pm
Wednesday, April 23rd at 7pm
Wednesday, June 25th at 7pm

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

Zeppelin fans of all ages are welcome.

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

Length: ~ 1 hour

Tales of the Maya Skies
Friday, May 9th at 7pm

Tales of the Maya Skies immerses Imaginarium audiences in the world of the ancient Maya — a culture connected to the Universe through science, art and mythology. Rendered with the power of fulldome digital technology and three dimensional graphics, this premier Imaginarium show recreates the splendor of Maya architecture and astronomy.

Rediscover the treasures of this advanced civilization whose sophisticated mathematics predicted eclipses, forecast seasonal change and formulated a calendar of extraordinary precision. Tales of the Maya Skies will transport you back to the beauty of Chichen Itza, Mexico, the “seventh wonder of the modern world.”

Suitable for all audiences.







Perfect LIttle Planet




Wednesday, February 12th at 7pm
Wednesday, March 12th at 7pm
Wednesday, April 9th at 7pm
Wednesday, May 14th at 7pm
Wednesday, June 11th at 7pm

Join us for this live star show held on the second Wednesday of every month.  Find out what stars, planets and moon phase you can see in the sky tonight.  Learn how to identify the constellations and listen to mythological stories about them.  Get the update on current celestial happenings, such as meteor showers and eclipses.  Come every month to discover how the sky changes over the course of a year.

Suitable for general audiences

Runtime: approximately 1 hour


Perfect Little Planet
Friday, May 23rd at 7pm

Family Show

Imagine the ultimate space vacation! 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.

Suitable for audiences of all ages



Dream to Fly









Dream to Fly
Friday, March 14th at 7 & 8pm
Friday, April 11th at 7pm

Discover the mystery of flight with Leonardo da Vinci, Montgolfier brothers, Wright brothers and other inventors. Experience the adventure with powerful images and music, an immense and challenging dream, for which mankind has strived since the beginning of history.

“Dream to Fly” describes the most important milestones on our route
to conquering the skies – both in terms of technological breakthroughs, as well as our perceptions on flying itself. Dream to Fly was made possible by the generous donation of Dr. Jacqueline Maly through the Imaginarium’s Adopt-a-Show sponsorship.

Suitable for all audiences

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Maunakea Between Earth and Sky
Friday, June 13th at 7pm

Maunakea Between Earth and Sky is the signature show of the 'Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo. The Imaginarium is excited to present the fulldome show for the first time to Oahu audiences.

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.

Suitable for general audiences.


Sounds of the Underground










Sounds of the Underground
Wednesday, May 21st at 7 & 8pm

Sounds of the Underground combines techno, dance, club and rave style musics with a variety of artistic full-dome annimations.

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

Suitable for general audiences









New Digital Fulldome Technology

The Hokulani Imaginarium has recently upgraded to a Definiti 4K fulldome system from Sky-Skan.  The new 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.

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.

Back to the Moon for Good --New for 2014!
Cowboy Astronomer
Dawn of the Space Age
Dream to Fly-- New for 2014!
Earth, Moon and Sun
Led Zeppelin
Magic Tree House Space Mission
Maunakea Between Earth and Sky
Origins of Life
Perfect LIttle Planet
Secrets of the Dragon
Sounds of the Underground-- New for 2014!
Tales of the Maya Skies
Two Small Pieces of Glass




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