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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/debit cards are not accepted at the box office.
• Late seating is not permitted.
• No food or drinks inside the Imaginarium.

 

Upcoming Public Shows

Fall 2014 Schedule now available

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. Shows run approximately 1 hour in length.

The Imaginarium is closed for public shows during July. We hope to see you in August.

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


Magic Tree House Space Mission

 

 

 

Magic Tree House Space Mission
Friday, September 26th at 7pm
Friday, November 28th at 10am & 11:15am
Friday, January 23rd 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



Led Zeppelin


One World One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure




Sounds of the Underground

 

Led Zeppelin
Wednesday, August 27th at 7pm
Wednesday, November 26th 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


One World One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
Friday, August 8th at 7pm & 8pm

Family Show

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.

 

 

 

Sounds of the Underground
Wednesday, September 26th at 7pm
Wedensday, January 28th at 7pm

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, many more.

Suitable for general audiences

 

 

Stargazing

 

 

 

 

 

Earth, Moon and Sun

 

 

 

Stargazing
Wednesday, August 13th at 7pm
Wednesday, September 10th at 7pm
Wednesday, October 8th at 7pm
Wednesday, November 12th at 7pm
Wednesday, December 10th at 7pm
Wednesday, January 14th 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

 

Earth, Moon and Sun
Friday, August 22nd at 7pm

Family Show

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.

Suitable for audiences of all ages

 

 

Dream to Fly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cowboy Astronomer

 

 

Dream to Fly
Friday, September 12th 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

 

 

Cowboy Astronomer
Friday, October 10th at 7pm

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 who has travelled the world plying his trade and learning the sky along the way.

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.

Stars

 

 


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Stars
Friday, November 14th 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.

Suitable for General Audiences






Maunakea Between Earth and Sky
Friday, January 9th 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.

Season of Light

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Season of Light
Friday, December 12th at 7pm
Saturday, December 13th at 10am
Friday, December 19th at 7pm
Season of Light is a family friendly, visually rich show about the darkest and coldest time of year, winter.  Despite the chilly weather, winter is home to some of the warmest and brightest celebrations.  The show explains why we have seasons and traces the origins of many of the world’s most enduring customs from Christmas trees to the Hanukkah Menorah, Santa to the Star of Bethlehem.

Season of Light also includes astronomy. The audience will discover constellations of the Northern Hemisphere and why we have seasons. Season of Light concludes with a discussion of the possible astronomical explanations for the Star of Bethlehem.

If you are a fan of the Imaginarium’s classic show Star of Bethlehem, you will love Season of Light.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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.

Please note: Kaluoka'hina: The Enchanted Reef and One World One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure are now available for school groups.

Astronaut
Back to the Moon for Good
Cowboy Astronomer
Dawn of the Space Age
Dream to Fly
Earth, Moon and Sun
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

 

 

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