Come and Explore!

Come and Explore!

The Ho‘opulama Science and Discovery Center is an interactive space that focuses on native wildlife rehabilitation, conservation, biology, and wildlife medicine.


Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday
Due to limited staffing, hours may change without notice

Individual Admission: Free. Donations are welcomed.
If you are interested in bringing a group, please contact us and let us know in advance. Groups are encouraged to support the HWC exhibits and wildlife hospital through either a cash donation or a donation of supplies like blue Dawn soap, unflavored pedialyte and/or vanilla ensure (used for wildlife nutritional support), paper towels, toilet paper, medium nitrile gloves, garden gloves, printer paper, sheets and towels (preferably white), contractor trash bags, scrub brushes, sponges, environmentally friendly HE laundry detergent, simple green disinfectant, craft clay and art supplies. More wishlist items can be viewed here. Mahalo nui!


Education Programs

HWC staff-led education programs are available on a case-by-case basis depending on staff availability. Self-guided education programs are encouraged.

If you would like additional resources for your self-guided program, HWC offers a 13-page companion workbook with questions for each exhibit that guide students through the Science and Discovery Center. The current workbook is best for grades 6 through 12. Elementary and college level workbooks are still in development.

Please contact for education program pricing if you are interested in scheduling a group visit, setting up an education program, or purchasing the companion workbook PDF. All contributions made for education programs help further our education and wildlife conservation efforts.

If you would like to help grow our native wildlife education programs, please consider making a donation today!