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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 that 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.
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Please call 808-235-7321 for inquiries about school tours or visits by private groups.

Tours Info & Prices
Shows Recommendations by Grade

For reservations  School Visit Form

Schools and other private groups may select any show from the Library of Shows. Each show's litsing identifies therecommended grade/age level. Many of the shows include educational standards and activity resources.

Tours may include a visit to the Aerospace Exploration Lab (a hands-on science museum) at no additional cost.


Celebrate the Centennial of the Planetarium

This year 2023 is the 100th anniversary of the planetarium. In October 1923, the Carl Zeiss company dmonstrated the first planetarium at the Deutsches Museum. The first public presentation took place in 1924 and went down in history as "The Miracle of Jena".

Click to view the planetarium's history.




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Complete List of Shows

To see the full list of shows, click
Library of Shows

... or select any show title below to see its description and trailer:

Ancient Skies
Asteroid: Mission Extreme
Back to the Moon for Good
Big Astronomy
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
Cosmic Collisions
Cosmic Rays
Cowboy Astronomer
Dark Matter Mystery
Dawn of the Space Age
Destination Mars
Distant Worlds—Alien Life?
Dream to Fly
Earth, Moon and Sun
Europe to the Stars
Expedition Reef
Flight Adventures
Flying Monsters
From Earth to the Universe
Halloween Celestial Origins
Hot and Energetic Universe
IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Universe
Kaluokahina: The Enchanted Reef
Larry Cat in Space
Led Zeppelin
Magic Tree House: Space Mission
Maori Legends: How It was Told to Me
Maunakea: Between Earth and Sky
Mayan Archaeoastronomy
Moons Worlds of Mystery
Oceans in Space
One World One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
Origins of Life
Out There: Quest for Extrasolar Worlds
Perfect Little Planet
Phantom of the Universe
Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd: The Wall
Queen Light Show
Rock the Dome: Classic I
Rock the Dome: Classic II
Rock the Dome: Classic Marathon
Saturn and Beyond
Season of Light
Sky Pirates
Sounds of the Underground
Star of Bethlehem: The Magi's Story
Stars of The Pharaohs
Stars Powerhouses of the Universe
The Sun: Our Living Star
Sunset Mediation
Tales of the Maya Skies
To Space and Back
Tour of the Solar System
Two Small Pieces of Glass
U2: Music 360
Unveiling the Invisible Universe
Voyages of the Starship Discovery
Wayfinders: Waves, Winds and Stars

List of Short Shows:

The following shows, which run under 12 minutes in length, are also available as second feature programs upon request.

Centennial of the Planetarium
Cosmonaute 360
Crossing Worlds
Halloween Cave
Korean Triplet Stars
Lichtmond: Precious Life
Light Echoes
Losing the Dark
Maori Legends: Creation Story
Maori Legends: The Great Waka
Maori Legends: Rona and the Moon
Secret of the Dragon
Solar Quest
Spacepark 360: Diablo
Tour of the Universe
Variable Star Episodes
Waiting Far Away
Wall of China
Yucatan Sinkholes










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Please call 808-235-7350 for reservations for our general public Imaginarium shows.

For recorded information on our Imaginarium shows, please call
808-236-9170. This number only provides our pre-recorded message
and does not accept caller voice messages.


  • $8   General Admission
  • $7   WCC student, military, senior (65+) with ID
  • $6   Children (ages 4-12)
  • Free for children under 4 (1 per paying adult), WCC faculty or staff with ID

  • $10 (flat fee) All concert-style entertainment shows

Tickets may be purchased at the Imaginarium box office 30 minutes
before the show.

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



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Programs run approximately 1 hour in length

All Imaginarium shows—with the exception of the interactive show Voyages of the Starship Discovery and concert-style entertainment shows shows like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Queen Light show and The Sounds of the Underground—contain a live sky segment in addition to the feature show.

Trailers and Educational Standards for some of the shows can be viewed by clicking on show's poster image below.

Earth, Moon and Sun

Earth, Moon and Sun

Sep 1 (Fri) at 7:00 pm (tentative)

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.


Destination Mars

Destination Mars

Sep 1 (Fri) at 8:15 pm (tentative)


NASA - and others - have their sights set on the Red Planet, and they’re building the technology to get us there! Destination Mars: The New Frontier gives audiences an up-close look at humanity’s most epic endeavor.

Explore the work being done around the globe to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. Fly through the International Space Station, where astronauts are already living and working in space, and follow the rockets and vehicles that will take humans beyond the Moon and, one day, all the way to Mars!




2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 pm Sep 13 (tentative), Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13, Jan 10

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!

Music 360: U2

U2: Music 360

Sep 15 (Fri) at 7:30 pm (tentative)

Created by the Clark Planetarium, this fulldome experience is an entertainment extravaganza to the eyes and ears!

Enjoy the unique sounds of U2 choreographed in stunning visual synchronization across the 360-degrees of the planetarium's dome.

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

Flat rate fee: $10 per person

Larry Cat in Space

Larry Cat in Space

Sep 23 (Sat) at 1:00 pm (tentative)

Larry Cat In Space is an imaginative story about an inquisitive cat who takes a trip to the Moon. Through Larry's eyes, we observe his human family, a group of enthusiastic sky-watchers. Larry's owner, Diana, takes a job on the Moon, and sadly leaves Larry behind.

Larry stows away on a Space Plane, which t ultimately takes him to the Moon and Diana.  There, Larry meets the rest of Imbrium Village's inhabitants, including Commander Stone who makes Larry a cat space suit. When Larry ventures outside, he spots the Earth, looking a lot like the Moon did from the porch at home.


Cowboy Astronomer

The Cowboy Astronomer

Sep 23 (Sat) at 2:15 pm (tentative)

This show 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.




Oct 6 (Fri) at 7:00 pm

Get ready for the partial solar eclipse at sunrise on Oct 14!

Totality is all about eclipses from lunar to total solar and covers how they occur and what happens when they do. This show looks forward to upcoming eclipses and where to witness them. The production includes a variety of styles from spectacular space environments to humorous pop-up books.

Tales of the Maya Skies

Tales of the Maya Skies

Oct 6 (Fri) at 8:15 pm

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.


Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin

Oct 20 (Fri) at 7:30 pm

Even after over 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.)

Flat rate fee: $10 per person


Halloween Celestial rigins

Halloween: Celestial Origins

Oct 28 (Sat) at 1:00 pm
   Double-Feature show with Nightwalk

What do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday!

Learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day” during this new production. We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.


Nightwalk Haunted Village

Nightwalk—Haunted Village Tour

Oct 28 (Sat) at 1:00 pm
   Double-Feature show with Halloween: Celestial Origins

Oct 28 (Sat) at 2:15 pm
   Repeat Double-Feature show with Stars of the Pharaohs

Nightwalk is a Halloween special treat. Take a virtual tour of a haunted graveyard, where you'll walk at the speed of Fright! This 16-minute show features the Imaginarium's 3D, animated magic. Audiences will be guided on a nightwalk down a creepy crypt and into a haunted mansion filled with bats, ghosts and spooky things that go boo in the night.


Stars of the Pharaohs

Stars of the Pharaohs

Oct 28 (Sat) at 2:15 pm
   Double-Feature show with Nightwalk

Audiences are take back 6,000 years to the land of ancient Egypt and the stars across its desert skies.

This show reenacts the mythological creation of the Egyptian universe and discusses the celestial connections of the many pyramids that stand sentinel to its ancient history.

Learn how the Sun, Orion and the ancient Pole Star were used to align Egypt’s monumental temples and pyramids. Journey through this ancient culture to see the earliest calendar ever devised, based on Sirius and the flooding of the Nile River. 


Moons Worlds of Mystery

Moons: Worlds of Mystery

Nov 3 (Fri) at 7:00 pm

Moons: Worlds of Mystery immerses you in the amazing diversity of moons and the important roles they play in shaping our Solar System.

Follow in the footsteps of astronauts to our silvery Moon, then venture beyond to unfamiliar and exotic worlds. Journey to the outer planets and their moons, and return home with newfound wonder about the dynamic and intricate Solar System in which we all live.


Ancient Skies

Ancient Skies

Nov 3 (Fri) at 8:15 pm

For thousands of years the Neolithic civilization of Europe constructed ever more complex stone monuments. Initially dismissed as “illiterate barbarians,” only recently has a radical reappraisal taken place, giving birth to the new science of Archaeo-Astronomy.

Far from being “savages”, the Neolithic were highly intelligent, integrating a spiritual world view with extraordinarily skilled feats of engineering and astronomy, laying the foundations of modern science.


Sky Pirates

Sky Pirates

Nov 25 (Sat) at 1:00 pm

Learn the constellations from the deck of the pirate ship Pilfer.  Captain Jake and his first-mate Jasper are no ordinary pirates.  They’re sky pirates who sail across space and steal the stars.

One night, two children watch as the pirates steal Leo, the Big Dipper and Orion.  Captured by the pirates, the children and the audience journey through space, all the while trying to escape and return the constellations to the sky.  Designed especially for children in grades K-4, this show is a beginner’s guide on how to find the constellations.


Asteroid Mission Extreme

Asteroid: Mission Extreme

Nov 25 (Sat) at 2:15 pm

Asteroid: Mission Extreme takes audiences on an epic journey to discover how asteroids are both a danger and an opportunity. The danger lies in the possibility of a cataclysmic collision with Earth; the opportunity is the fascinating idea that asteroids could be stepping stones to other worlds – veritable way stations in space – enabling us to cross the Solar System.

Narrated by Sigourney Weaver


Dream to Fly

Dream to Fly

Dec 1 (Fri) at 7:00 pm

Have you ever dreamt you were flying? Have you ever thought how wonderful would it be to fly free as a bird?

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 conquest of
the skies.


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Star of Bethlehem: The Magi's Story

Dec 1 (Fri) at 8:15 pm

Dec 16 (Sat) at 2:15 pm

Jan 5 (Fri) at 7:00 pm

Written and produced by Imaginarium Imaginarium Director Dr. Joseph Ciotti and narrated by Hawaii radio personality Billy V, Star of Bethlehem: The Magi's Story explores some of the astronomical possibilities for the Star that guided the Wise Men to Bethlehem. The show recounts the story of the Magi - who they were, where they came from and why a star could so entice them to embark on a journey to a distant kingdom.



Season of Light

Dec 16 (Sat) at 1:00 pm

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 concludes with a discussion of the possible astronomical explanations for the Star of Bethlehem.


To Space and Back

To Space and Back

Jan 5 (Fri) at 8:15 pm

To Space & Back takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet. It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and incredible engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day. What’s happening above is coming back down to Earth! 

Discover how we’ve been changed by space exploration, and what we owe to curiosity and the spirit of discovery.


Rock the Dome: Classic I

Rock the Dome: Classic I

Jan 19 (Fri) at 7:30 pm

Created by the Clark Planetarium, this fulldome show features the sounds of 12 musical artists from 1967 through 1987, including ACDC, The Beatles, CCR, The Doors, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, U2, Queen, The Rolling Stones and Rush.

Produced by Clark Planetarium

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

Flat rate fee: $10 per person


Magic Tree House Space Mission

Magic Tree House Space Mission

Jan 27 (Sat) at 1:00 pm

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.


Dawn of the Space Age

Dawn of the Space Age

Jan 27 (Sat) at 2:15 pm

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.


Center for Aerospace Education
Windward Community College
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updated: 8/23/23