‘Ohana Stargazing

Saturday, October 21, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

SALT at Our Kaka‘ako


From the ground floor of The Barn up to the roof of the parking structure, come enjoy a starry and magical evening at ‘Ohana Stargazing in Our Kaka‘ako! This ‘ohana-friendly signature event in our community is free and great for anyone who wants to learn more about and explore how the stars converge with Hawaiian culture.

Ways to Take in the Night Sky

Enjoy Stargazing: Stargazers of Hawai‘i will have high-powered telescopes on the roof of the parking structure for guests to see the Universe above. There will also be a fun lego activity for the keiki of all ages to enjoy, brought to you by the Hawai‘i Lego Users Group.

Experience Virtual Reality: Kilo Hoku VR will host a virtual reality experience featuring the iconic voyaging canoe, Hōkūleʻa.


Cultural Opportunities to Learn

Star Navigation Demonstration: Captain Bonnie Kahapeʻa Tanner and her crew from the Kānehūnāmoku Voyaging Academy will discuss traditional Polynesian navigation and share a display featuring parts of a voyaging canoe and an interactive star navigation demonstration.

Talk Story with Hawaiian Practitioners & Local Astronomers: ʻOhana Kilo Hoku will host talk story sessions with special guest speakers and Native Hawaiian Astronomer Makana Silva and Leinani Lozi, the Communications and Outreach Assistant for NOIRLab in Hawaiʻi. Ka‘iulani Murphy from the Polynesian Voyaging Society will also be on-site to share her expertise on traditional Polynesian navigation and voyaging.

And More

‘Ohana Stargazing will also feature food, vendors, family friendly activities and more!

Mahalo to Our Sponsors!

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Parking is available at:

  • The Flats at Pu‘unui parking garage at 440 Keawe St.
  • The Shops at Keauhou Lane at 502 Keawe St.
  • The SALT at Our Kaka‘ako parking structure at 333 Keawe St.

With validation from an Our Kaka‘ako business, rates for these parking structures are:

  • FREE parking for the first hour, no validation required.
  • With validation from an Our Kaka‘ako shop or restaurant:
    1st hour: FREE (no validation required)
    Up to 2 hours: $1
    Up to 3 hours: $2
    Up to 4 hours: $4
    4 hours & up: $4 + posted rates
  • Standard Non-Validated Rate/Posted Rate:
    $3 per 30 minutes or fraction thereof
    Lost Ticket: $48
    Max. Daily: $48

Parking without validation after the first hour is $3 every half hour or fraction thereof. Our Kaka‘ako will not be validating parking for ‘Ohana Stargazing

Coin-operated metered street parking is also available.

Parking at Waterfront Plaza
Additional parking will be available at the Waterfront Plaza parking garage at 500 Ala Moana Boulevard at a special event flat rate of $3 from 2:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. – Visit the Our Kakaʻako tent in Kalokoʻeli Courtyard to pick up your validation sticker. The regular rate is $3 per half hour and $33 max all day. The fee for a lost ticket is $33.

To access the parking garage, enter on South Street and Pohukaina Street. Pay at a parking payment machine before returning to your vehicle or on the way out of the garage. Only credit and debit cards are accepted.


This event is made possible by Kamehameha Schools and the Kaiāulu ‘o Kaka‘ako Association. Their commitment to celebrating Hawaiian culture comes to life with creativity and unity in Our Kaka‘ako.

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