An Overview of Oahu’s Top Educational Tours
If you’re traveling to Oahu with kids and you’re looking for great educational discovery tours to attend while you’re there, you’ve got plenty to choose from. Here are just a few educational discovery tours you can share with the whole family:
The Dole Plantation Tour
The Dole Plantation Tour is a fun and interactive experience that explores the history of Hawaiian agriculture and exportation. Families can explore the grounds of the active Dole Plantation, learning about indigenous Hawaiian plants and tropical exports like pineapples and cacao plants.
Visitors can also find their way through the world’s largest garden maze, or ride the Pineapple Express through the gorgeous plantation fields while listening to a historical narration. At the end of the day, visit the Plantation Grille for a delicious meal of local or classic cuisine with your family.
The Pearl Harbor Tour
Pearl Harbor provides some of the best educational discovery tours on the island. You can pay a visit to the USS Arizona Memorial, which spans the battleship of the same name that exploded and sank to the bottom of the harbor during the Japanese attack in 1941. The Ford Aviation Museum and the USS Bowfin Submarine are also open to historically-inclined visitors.
The USS Missouri is also open to visitors, and tourists can actually stand in the same place where the Japanese forces formally surrendered to the Allied powers at the end of World War II.
The Kualoa Ranch Tour
The Kualoa Ranch is an outdoor wonderland of activities for kids and adults. Many classes visit the ranch for science and social studies field trips to learn about Oahu’s heritage and the local environment. Kids can learn about different animals at the Ranch petting zoo and explore Hawaiian cowboy culture on the nature walk. Other tours take kids to the Ranch’s historic sugar mill, World War II bunkers, and sites of movie and TV show filming.
There’s plenty to learn in Oahu. Contact a tour guide today to plan your trip!