New exhibit debuts at science fest
Bishop Museum hosts the second annual Mad About Science Festival on Saturday, featuring the debut of Science on a Sphere, the giant globe that is the museum's newest permanent exhibit.
Activities run from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., including experiments and shows that explore the fields of geology, archeology, biology, botany, ecology and more.
Of special interest will be the environment and wildlife of Hawaii, explored through activities from the museum's Holoholo Science program, the Waikiki Aquarium, Board of Water Supply, Hawaii Nature Center, Oahu Invasive Species Committee, Hawaii Water Environment Alliance, Kahea-Hawaii Environmental Alliance, East Maui Watershed Partnership, Hawaii Wildlife Steering Committee, Conservation Council for Hawaii and more.
Shows will cover topics including physical science experiments from Mad Science Hawaii, water recycling from the Board of Water Supply, environmental conservation from La Pietra's Project Citizen and "Killer Asteroids" from the Institute for Astronomy.
Sign up for free behind-the-scenes tours of Bishop Museum's Natural Science Collections, conducted by scientists, offered from 1 to 4 p.m.
Also on tap: a presentation on Bishop Museum's Hawaii Biological Survey, a checklist of more than 25,000 species of plants and animals.
And hang around after darkness falls, for stargazing with the Hawaii Astronomical Society and Institute for Astronomy.
Now, because too much education can be, well, too much, you'll also find inflatables, food, prize giveaways and more. The first 500 children to arrive will be given a set of the newly released Series V Hawaii Biological Survey Good Guys/Bad Guys trading cards.
Admission is $3; free for museum members and children 3 and under. Call 847-3511 or go online at bishopmuseum.org.