Participants play with quicksand goo
Quicksand Goo—a crowd favorite

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 on Saturday, November 4, 9 a.m.—3 p.m. on the Pearl City campus.

The Discovery Fair includes more than 50 bustling hands-on learning activities for the entire family.

Guests participating at worm booth
The magic of polymer worms

Returning crowd-favorites

  • Quicksand goo—a mysterious substance that’s both solid and liquid
  • Polymer worms—the magic of polymers
  • Hands-on clay sculpting—take a spin with a pottery wheel
  • 3-2-1 blast-off rockets—create and launch your personalized rocket
  • Bug city
  • Interactive fire station
  • Tours of the fossil and mineral and natural history exhibits

Additional 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

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.

“This is our 27th year in presenting our annual 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,” said Leeward CC Chancellor, Manny Cabral ”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.

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

For additional information visit the Leeward CC Discovery Fair website.

—By Kathleen Cabral

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