In conjunction, world-renowned arachnologists give a series of free presentations 7 p.m. Oct. 29 and Nov. 4 and 19. Evolutionary biologist Rosemary Gillespie focuses on the Happyface and the long-jawed Tetragnatha spiders in Diversity and Threats, Oct. 29. Petra Sierwald from the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago discusses spiders hunting practices and the wonder of spider silk, Nov. 4. Jonathan Coddington from the National Museum of Natural History explains Why Spiders Are Elegant, Nov. 19.
Forest Jewels displays color photographs of Hawaiian forest birds and their habitats, through November.
Hawaiis Plantation Village, 94-695 Waipahu St., 677-0110. Guided tours each hour, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donation $5 general, $3 students and seniors, free for children younger than 5.
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, 2454 S. Beretania St., 945-7633.
Strength and Diversity portrays the life stories of Japanese American women in Hawaii, through Jan. 17. Photographs, artifacts, oral histories and models chronicle the contributions of four generations of women, from plantation days to contemporary times. Admission $3 general, $2 students, $1 children.
Okage Sama De (I am what I am because of you) depicts the history of the Japanese in Hawaii.
Judiciary History Center, Aliiolani Hale, 417 S. King St., 539-4999. Hawaii Under Martial Law during World War II, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, or on weekdays by appointment.
Leeward Community College Library, 96-045 Ala Ike St. Humanity Above Nation, an exhibit about two Japanese youths who improved relations between Japan and the United States, is on display in October. Photos, paintings and narratives tell the stories of John Manjiro and Joseph Heco, who were rescued from separate shipwrecks by Americans. Call 945-7633.
Mission Houses Museum, 553 S. King St., 531-0481. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission $5 general; $4 seniors; $2 college students; $1 children; free for children younger than 3.
A Thursday morning walking tour of nearby historic sites traces Honolulus growth from village to capitol of the Hawaiian kingdom. Costs $7 general; $6 seniors; $4 college students; $3 youth. Call for reservations.
Pacific Aerospace Museum, Terminal Box 7, Honolulu International Airport, 839-0777. High-tech exhibits commemorate aviation and aerospace achievements in the Pacific. Open daily. Admission $3 general, $2.50 students, seniors and military, $1 children.
Tropic Lightning Museum, Carter Hall, Waianae Avenue, Schofield Barracks,
655-0438. Exhibits on the Barracks and the 25th Infantry Division in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Free admission 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
U.S. Army Museum, Battery Randolph, Fort DeRussy, Waikiki, 438-2821. Exhibits on Hawaiis military heritage, focusing on the Army. Free admission 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, 11 Arizona Memorial Drive, 423-1341. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission $8 general, $6 kamaaina, military and seniors, $3 children.