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‘Imiloa’s FREE 11th Birthday Celebration: Sun. Feb. 26

by Brea Aamoth on February 8th, 2017

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center invites the community to our 11th Birthday Celebration on Sunday, February 26, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

This fun-filled day will feature indoor and outdoor activities for the entire ‘ohana organized around the theme of ‘Earth, Sea and Sky.’ And thanks to KTA Super Stores, the center will be open free of charge!

Birthday offerings will include a limu (seaweed) pressing art activity, kalo pounding, a mock fish net throwing and patching activity, a plant sale, origami, a ‘tsunami wave tank’, ‘Alalā mask making with the ‘Alalā Project, DIY silly-putty making, a ‘Ballooniverse’ activity to teach keiki about the expansion of the Universe, and so much more! This free day includes complimentary access to ‘Imiloa’s exhibit hall, special shows in the ‘Imiloa planetarium, a scavenger hunt, space trivia and more. KTA Super Stores will staff a food tent with ‘ono food and beverage options available for purchase throughout the day.

“We’re thrilled to be celebrating our 11th year of exploration at ‘Imiloa and truly thank our community for their continuous support since we opened our doors in 2006,” said Ka‘iu Kimura, Executive Director of ‘Imiloa. “We are privileged to have this 11th Birthday Celebration sponsored by KTA Super Stores, which has played a cornerstone role in supporting ‘Imiloa’s educational and cultural outreach from the very beginning.”

“KTA Super Stores is pleased to partner with ‘Imiloa. We have supported ‘Imiloa from conception, through construction, and even today, through current operations,” said Toby Taniguchi, President of KTA Super Stores. “Barry (Toby’s father) was heavily involved with Maunakea through the Maunakea Management Board, and it’s fitting that we support this astronomy education center servicing our island community.”

As a special birthday gift to the community and for one day only, we will be offering $10 off all levels of membership, for both new and renewing members. This will be reserved for memberships purchased on-site on Sunday, February 26. Current members are welcome to take advantage of this discount and renew early.

To help us celebrate, and for a chance to win great prizes; don’t forget to post pictures using the hashtag #ImiloaTurns11 on the day of our event! For questions or more information, call 808-932-8901.

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