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A world of interactive exploration at the Leeward Discovery Fair

Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Leeward Community College
Kathleen R Cabral, (808) 455-0524
Director of Marketing, Chancellor's Office
Posted: Oct 24, 2017

Bubbles for all
Bubbles for all
Quicksand Goo - a crowd favorite
Quicksand Goo - a crowd favorite
Excitement of controlling the cars
Excitement of controlling the cars

The annual Discovery Fair at Leeward Community College offers a family-oriented day of engaging educational interactive exhibits, food booths and a variety of “Safe Communities” activities and information. The fair is presented on Saturday, November 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Pearl City campus. Admission and parking are free.

Highlights of the fair are the more than 50 bustling hands-on learning activities for the entire family. This year, all educational activities are offered free of charge!

For the sixth consecutive year, the fair also features Weed and Seed Hawaiʻi and Celebrate Safe Communities, offering fun and informative activities. Meeting Honolulu Police Department’s trained dogs, fighting virtual fires and exploring a variety of emergency vehicles add to the day’s excitement.

Weed and Seed Hawaiʻi showcases a number of federal, state and local law enforcement exhibits including Keiki IDs, McGruff, the Crime Dog, and medication take-back.

Returning crowd-favorites

  • Quicksand Goo—a mysterious substance that’s both solid and liquid
  • Polymer Worms —the magic of polymers
  • Hands-on clay sculpting, including the opportunity to take a spin with a Pottery Wheel
  • Interactive Fire Station
  • 3-2-1 Blast-off Rockets: create and launch your personalized rocket
  • Bug City
  • Tours of the Fossil & Mineral and Natural History exhibits

Additional fair offerings

  • Lightning Bolt Challenge: a speedy competition diving into the nuts and bolts of engine
  • Banana Bongos: create music with everyday items, such as bananas, apples, and a cup of water
  • Weird Gears: an introduction to mechanical engineering
  • Fun with Fish: Learn the ancient art of Gyotaku, the traditional Japanese method of creating an artistic print of a fish.
  • Figure it Out: Decode an ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic message and win a prize!
  • Bubble Geometry: Take a stand inside a giant bubble…or create some awesome bubbles in a variety of shapes and sizes.
  • Anthro Selfie: Take a selfie with our early human ancestor, the famous "Lucy"
  • Kreating Kalo: construct a kalo (taro) plant out of new and recycled materials
  • Food booths, Used Book Fair and Traditional Korean games

“This is our 27th year in presenting our Leeward Discovery Fair. We’ve always placed family at the center and I am so proud of the event’s growth. There really is something for everyone. We’re happy to continue our partnership with Weed and Seed, as we work together to make education fun for the youth and their families,” said Manny Cabral, chancellor of Leeward Community College.

Fair entry, parking, Used Book Fair and all educational activities are free. Food vendors offer a variety of items for purchase.