Art on display: The Academy Art Center features works by students in kindergarten through 12th grade in the "Young People's Fall '96 Exhibition," through Dec. 29.
Natural Holiday Ornaments: Families learn to make gifts and wrapping paper from natural and recycled materials, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hawai'i Nature Center. Costs $7. Reserve at 955-0100.
The Hawai'i Nature Center on Maui has a similar workshop for ages 5 and up, 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 21. Reserve at 244-6500, Maui.
Zoo by Moonlight: Join the nightlife at the Honolulu Zoo, 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Tours combine folk tales and facts about lions, lemurs and other creatures. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 children, and are available in advance at the cashier's office.
"Spiders!" on display: Enter the world of the eight-legged, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Jan. 1 at Bishop Museum. See how Hawaii spiders fit into arachnid society and try interactive games. Admission is $14.95 general, $11.95 youths, seniors and military. Call 847-3511.
Starring the animals: Zoolites features life-size light sculptures of flamingos, lions and other animals at the Honolulu Zoo. See the holiday display 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Jan. 4. Admission is $3 adults, $1 children. Call 926-3191.
Tropical plant nature walk: 10 a.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays at Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden. Free. Bring walking shoes, insect repellent and rain gear. Call 233-7323 for reservations.
Train rides: Enjoy a 90-minute ride through Ewa 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Sundays with the Hawaiian Railway Society, 91-1001 Renton Road. Passengers should arrive a half hour before departure time. Costs $8 general, $5 seniors and children. Call 681-5461 for reservations.
Folk Tales & Animal Tails: The Honolulu Zoo has a creative drama workshop for children ages 5 to 11, from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 21 and 22. Costs $35. Call 971-7195.
Night Reef Walk: Explore the shore with Waikiki Aquarium staff, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 21. Costs $10 adults, $8 children. Register by mail. Call 923-9741.
Paper Making Workshop: Find out how paper is made and create your own for gift tags and cards, 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 22 at the Hawai'i Nature Center. For ages 8 and up. Costs $7. Reserve at 955-0100.
Aquarium After Dark: See how the reef changes as day turns to night, on a flashlight tour of the Waikiki Aquarium 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 27. Costs $7 adults, $6 children. Register by mail. Call 923-9741.
New Year's Traditions: Families learn about Hawaiian, American, Japanese and other celebrations in the islands, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 29 at the Hawai'i Nature Center. Costs $7. Reserve at 955-0100.