Frequently Asked Questions

How do we set-up our virtual booth?
Once you register your unit to have a Virtual Booth a member of the ODE Committee will contact you on how to set-up your booth. We have created an easy-to-follow step by step guide: Check Out This Booth Set Up Guide
What type of media may I use at the Virtual Booth?
Units may showcase using videos, images, logos, files (pdf or word), social media links, links to third party websites and a live chat feature.
What if we do not have any technical experience?
The booth set up process is designed to be extremely user friendly and easy for most anyone to create following simple instructions. However, we have a team of technical experts to assist units with everything from media upload to booth creation ideas.
Why should our unit or organization have a virtual booth?
The Onizuka Day of Exploration is one the largest STEM events in Hawaii. There will be hundreds if not thousands of online attendees both live and over the following 30 days that will visit. It presents a unique opportunity for your unit and
Do we have to be present during the event,” staff” the booth or present live?
No. The format is designed to maximize engagement by allowing for live presentations or real time chat during the actual event which is April 23rd 9:00am-3:00pm HST. However, Units are not required to present live or be “present” during the event. Units may elect to set-up their booth and it will “run” automatically, both during the event and for 30 days following the event.
Does the content or theme of our booth must be STEM related?
No. Although the spirit of ODE is STEM. We encourage all units to showcase their creativity and skills on any appropriate topic or subject.
Do I need to register for the event to attend?
Yes, regardless if you plan to attend virtually or in person, you will need to register in order to participate in the event. Registration information will be used for the scavenger hunt (online only), leader board (online only, contact purposes, message notification and for chat purposes during the event. Register Here
How do I register for the event and where do I attend the event?
Where will the event be held?
With the challenges faced in the past year 18-months due to the pandemic, we have reimagined the Onizuka Day of Exploration to be a HYBRID event that provides live streaming and in-person learning opportunities to be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 9am to 3pm at the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. Guest may attend either online Virtually or in-person. This new format will allow us to bring the same fun and exciting STEM activities and workshops to youth in an in two formats to accommodate their comfort levels. We are anticipating a grand total of 5,000+ participants, both virtually and in-person from across the state to attend!
I have multiple family members planning to attend. Do I need to register each family member including my kids?
You should register each member who 1) will be attending via their own device and 2) who wishes to participate in the scavenger hunt and be eligible for game prizes. 
I will be registering for me and my family members separately. Can I use the same email for everyone?
You need to have a unique email address for each attendee you are registering and attending. Google, Yahoo or MSN are options to create free email addresses.
Is the event Live?
With the challenges faced in the past year 18-months due to the pandemic, we have reimagined the Onizuka Day of Exploration to be a HYBRID event that provides live streaming and in-person learning opportunities to be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 9am to 3pm at the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. Guest may attend either online Virtually or in-person. This new format will allow us to bring the same fun and exciting STEM activities and workshops to youth in an in two formats to accommodate their comfort levels. We are anticipating a grand total of 5,000+ participants, both virtually and in-person from across the state to attend!
What about transportation and access for the in person event at the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum?
The location of the event will be outside the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum on Ford Island which is on a military facility. For those who have DOD identification you will be allowed to drive on the base and bring passengers with you. Car pooling with someone in your group who has DOD identification is encouraged. Parking will be provided. If your group does not have someone with DOD identification, there will be a special shuttle service which will provide transportation from the Arizona Memorial parking lot to the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. The shuttle service from the Arizona Memorial Parking Lot will begin at 7:00 am and continue until 5:30 pm. PLEASE NOTE: passengers on the shuttle bus will not be allowed to bring packs, bags, water bottles and other personal items on to the base due to security issues. There is no restriction on personal items for vehicles driving on base with DOD identification.
May I contact someone should I have any questions?
You can email us at info@onizukaday.com for any inquiries before the event
I am not a resident of Hawaii. Are we eligible for any activity kits and game prizes?
Unfortunately, due to the redemption process, activity kits and prizes may not be available for participants outside of the State of Hawaii.  This may change based on the final selection of prizes (i.e., electronic gift cards which may be emailed, etc.)
If I miss any live events/activities at a certain time, will it be available for viewing after the event?
All live events/activities will be viewable after the event ends till the end of May. 
Do I need to register to access the event after the event date?
Yes. You can still register after the event to access the event content. Any live features will become on-demand videos. 
Onizuka Day Informational and FAQs Zoom Call Recordings
Please click here to see or go to https://drive.google.com/file/d/1y32ZyfECy9SPaMwJmFWpLAlksDqez1pG/view?usp=sharing
How do I send / upload Videos or media if I need to send something to the Onizuka Day Committee (I.e., Unit or Troop Promotional Videos)?
Click here to see or go to https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1gXPCMy7r-d58zV6qP8gsEcYCzdYcFWQ5?usp=sharing
Does the event cost?
There is no charge to attend ODE. It is free and open to the public. There is a cost of $10 per person to visit the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum and the historic aircraft hanger.
What is the date and time of the Onizuka Day of Exploration?
Saturday April 23, 2022. Opening ceremony will start at 8:00 am in front of the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. All Scouts and Scouters are encouraged to arrive in time for the opening ceremony. The booths and exhibits will open at 9:00 am and close at 3:00 pm. The Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum and historic aircraft hangar will be open until 5:00 pm.
What types of special events may I expect?
Special events will include a presentation and workshop by NASA space flight astronaut Dr. Michael Reed Barratt, special workshops throughout the day, a VEX Robotics competition and demonstration, a cow eye dissection demonstration, a knot tying competition, military exhibits, Pinewood Derby tournament and Aviation Merit Badge classes. Some of the workshops and activities will be streamed live through the virtual platform. A separate message will be sent out very soon with instructions on how to sign up for the workshops, Pinewood Derby and Aviation Merit Badge classes.