Camp Menehune

Honolulu Zoo

Zerve Seller: HonoluluZoo
Activity #4373
  • This camp at the Honolulu Zoo is an ideal school break program for elementary-aged students interested in the environment, and the Zoo!

  • Join the Honolulu Zoo for this unique educational experience as we tour the Zoo after-hours and stargaze through telescopes!

  • Fall asleep while being serenaded with roars, whoops and howls from the Zoo inhabitants on this overnight at the Honolulu Zoo!

  • The Honolulu Zoo invites welcomes your whole family to join us for an after-hours tour of the Zoo and an onolicious buffet dinner!

  • Leave your children with the Honolulu Zoo Society educators for this educational, alternative childcare for parents on the go!

  • Join our Honolulu Zoo educators as you and your toddlers tour the Zoo, create a take home craft, and meet an animal ambassador!

  • Join us on this tour hour guided tour to find out what the Honolulu Zoo is like once the visitors leave and the gates close!


Available Dates & Times Price Duration
All times listed are Hawaii time zone

Customer Rating:

4.7 out of 5
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Description

Small 'kine' explorers

Our Menehune Day Camp is an immersive, hands-on environment where your child's curiosity will fuel his or her learning experience. Modeled after Camp 'Imi Loa, but designed for preschool children between the ages of 4 and 5!  All participants MUST be potty trained.  

Participants will:
  • Be led on educational animal tours
  • Visit select animal exhibits for an exclusive experience
  • Create animal themed crafts appropriate for their age group

One ticket includes camp for the selected week, from 8:00am to 2:30pm. We also offer affercare for an additional fee, which you can purchase when buying your ticket. If you have purchased the Aftercare extra for this activity, please note that it lasts until 5:30 pm on the date that you have selected.

Meeting Location

Kapahulu and Kalakaua Avenues (Honolulu, HI) (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)
40 Reviews Rating: 4.7 4.7 out of 5.0
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Rating: 5
FUN!!!!!!!
Mon, Jun 22  8:00 AM Female 20-29 Unspecified Unspecified
 
Teachers were great!
Rating: 4
Fun and age-appropriate activities
Mon, Jun 15  8:00 AM Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
 
Our daughter had a really fun 2 weeks with the Menehune Camp. She enjoyed the activities, the friendly counselors, being with children her age, and being at the zoo. It was a great fit for our family.
Rating: 5
Camp Menehune
Mon, Jun 15  8:00 AM Female 20-29 Local Family With Children
 
GREAT! FUN! MY DAUGHTER LOVED IT
Rating: 5
Awesome Experience for 4y/o
Mon, Jun 8  8:00 AM Male 20-29 Local Family With Children
 
I was a little hesitant to send my 4 y/o child to a new program. Though, after the first day I knew I had made the right decision. The leaders are very well organized and my son loved it. He learned a lot and had fun! It is a long day-- but well worth it!
Rating: 5
Great time!!
Mon, Jun 8  8:00 AM Female 40-49 Local Individual
 
Marcus enjoyed the summer camp experience very much! It was well organized and all the instructors were very friendly!! The water play on Friday was so fun that my son kept talking about it. We will definitely come back again!!
Rating: 5
Excellent program for my 5 year old
Mon, Mar 23  8:00 AM Unspecified 30-39 Local Family With Children
 
My little boy loved his week at the zoo! The staff took great care of him, he learned a lot and he had a ton of fun. We will definitely send him again.
Rating: 4
Camp Menehune at Honolulu Zoo
Mon, Mar 16  8:00 AM Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
 
Camp Menehune at the Honolulu Zoo was a great option for my 5 year old son during his spring break while I still had work. The counselors were prompt with drop-off and pick-up times, accommodating to finding left-behind items and considerate with special concerns - mosquitoes and bug spray. (They didn't put it on him, but reminded him to reapply at lunch.) Nice, friendly, helpful staff. My 5 year old said, "It was awesome!"
Rating: 4
Spring Break at The Honolulu Zoo's Camp Menehune
Mon, Mar 16  8:00 AM Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
 
My 4-year old daughter had a wonderful time at the Camp Menehune program offered by The Honolulu Zoo during the entire Spring Break Week. She did not cry on the first day of drop off, and it may be because some of her other preschool friends had also joined the program. It was a nice departure for her from the usual classroom programs at the local YMCA. She was able to apply what she knew about animals from reading and looking at pictures in her books to visually seeing them face-to-face at the zoo. She learned a lot and had a really fun time. She has already told me that she wants to return there on her next break.
Rating: 5
Happy Little Menehune
Mon, Mar 16  8:00 AM Female Under 20 Local Family With Children
 
My 5 year old daughter did Camp Menehune for Spring Break. She wanted to stay home and relax for the week so she was not looking forward to the camp. She is someone who takes a while to warm up to new situations and new people. In a word, she LOVED the camp. She was happy each day when I picked her up and seemed happy to have participated in fun and educational activities all week. We tried to find out what she really liked about it and she said that she really liked the teachers. I think she responded well to the fact that the camp was well planned and structured since she is not fond of chaotic situations. She was proud to recite facts that she learned at the camp to her grandparents, etc. A highlight of the camp was the hands-on component that she got to have with some of the friendly animals (feeding a chicken, etc). She said that she wished she could spend the rest of the school year at Zoo Camp instead of going back to Kindergarten.
Rating: 5
Great experience
Mon, Mar 16  8:00 AM Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
 
My 4 year old had a great experience at Zoo Camp during Spring Break. She came home everyday talking about all the things she learned and all the animals she saw. She is so excited to return in the Summer.
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Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
Advance purchase is required, and tours do sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the day that you prefer, please book well in advance! Tickets can be purchased online or over the phone with a Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.
Is there an age limit?
This program is best suited for children ages 4-5 years old.
Is this age restriction a hard cutoff?
Yes, the age limit is a hard cutoff.
Can we take pictures during our visit?
Absolutely! Photos and video are both allowed.
Do I have to stay with the group, or can I wander?
During any of our tours, all participants must stay with the group. IF you would like to wander the zoo on your own, you can come visit during normal hours: 9 am to 4:30 pm.
Are there restrooms?
Yes, there are restrooms available on all of our events.
What happens in the case of bad weather?
Programs are held, rain or shine.
Are pets allowed?
No, pets are not allowed in the zoo or on any of our tours.
Is parking available at the zoo?
The Zoo parking lot entrance is on Kapahulu Ave and charges one dollar per hour. The Waikiki Shell parking lot across the street on Monsarrat Ave has free parking.
Is the zoo wheelchair and stroller accesible?
Yes, the zoo as well as all tours offered are wheelchair accessible.
Can we explore the park on our own after hours?
No, you must stay with your group if you book an after hours tour of the zoo.
What does the Aftercare consist of?
The Aftercare consists of child care until 5:30 pm. The kids will do crafts, play games on the lawn, watch a movie, and do other educational events in the classroom.
Can I purchase as many weeks a I would like? Or, is it is the same program every week?
The program changes weekly and you can purchase as many weeks as you like!
Are food and beverages available?
Yes, snacks and drinks such as lemonade, water, goldfish, cheese puffs, and breakfast bars are available; however, all children should bring their own sack lunch.
Who gets the member price? Just the member or the member and the family?
Whoever is buying the tickets can get the member price for all of the tickets they are purchasing. Members will need to prove that they are members at check-in.
Do you offer gift certificates?
Yes, gift certificates are available and they make perfect gifts for holidays, birthdays or any other occasion! To purchase a gift certificate, please click on the link that says "Contact HonoluluZoo" on the left side of the page.
Do you offer private tours?
Yes, we offer private and customized tours for birthdays, corporate events, or any other occasion. In order to schedule or receive information about setting up a private tour, please click on the link that says "Contact HonoluluZoo" on the left side of the page.

Policies

Refund/Rescheduling Policy

Non-refundable, cannot be rescheduled.
Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded and cannot be rescheduled because your space is being guaranteed at the event.

Weather Policy

Activity may be cancelled due to severe weather.
The activity usually runs in light rain and other moderate weather conditions, but the seller may cancel the activity up to an hour before the start time in the event of severe or unsafe weather conditions. If the seller cancels the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule tickets (subject to availability) or receive credit for a future event.

Other Policies

Participants must be between the ages of 4 and 5.
All participants must be between the ages of four and five years old.
Members must show proof of membership at check-in.
All participants who purchase member tickets must show proof of membership at check-in. Members can apply the member rate for anyone in their party.
Snacks and beverages are included but children must bring their own sack lunch.
Snacks and beverages such as lemonade, water, goldfish, and breakfast bars will be provided but children must bring their own sack lunch.

Honolulu Zoo

The Honolulu Zoo is the only zoo within a radius of 2,392 miles. It is also the only zoo in the United States that originated in a King’s grant of royal lands to the people. In 1876, King David Kalakaua, Monarch of Hawai‘i, made lands of the Leahi Crown Holdings available, "to the people of Hawai‘i."

The 300 acre parcel was primarily a marshland of old fish ponds, lagoons and islands. In 1877, it was officially opened as Queen Kapiolani Park. Appointed Park Association members developed the unpromising land with the help of royal subsidies to display the King’s private bird collection and to feature a horseracing track.

Honolulu Zoo Mission

The mission of the Honolulu Zoo is to inspire the stewardship of our living world by providing meaningful experiences to our guests. The Zoo emphasizes Pacific Tropical ecosystems and our traditional values of malama (caring) and ho’okipa (hospitality).

Honolulu Zoo Society Mission

The Honolulu Zoological Society’s mission is to foster an appreciation of our living world by supporting and advocating environmental education, recreation, biological study and conservation activities at the Honolulu Zoo.
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