Frequently Asked Questions

Where will the event be held?
UH West Oahu 91-1001 Farrington Hwy Kapolei, HI 96707
What is the date and time of the Onizuka Day of Exploration?
Saturday April 13, 2024. The event will start with an opening ceremony at 8:00 am. All Scouts and Scouters are encouraged to arrive in time for the opening ceremony. The booths, workshops, and exhibits will open at 9:00 am and close at 4:00 pm. That's 7 hours of non-stop fun and learning!
Does the event cost?
The event is FREE to the public.
Is the event Live?
Yes. The 2024 Onizuka Day of Exploration will be held live in-person at UH West Oahu 91-1001 Farrington Hwy, Kapolei, HI 96707
What about transportation and parking?
There is ample FREE parking available, with designated accessible parking spaces for those who need it. We encourage carpooling whenever possible, particularly for groups, families, friends, or units.
Is there bus service to the UH West Oʻahu campus?
TheBus serves the campus with its Route 40, which stops at UH West Oʻahu as it travels between Ala Moana Center and Mākaha Tower. TheBus also operates an express bus service mornings and evenings which serves UH West Oʻahu and includes stops at the Wahiawā, Mililani, and Waipahu transit centers.
Do I have to be a Scout to attend?
The event is FREE and open to the public, so you DO NOT have to be a scout to participate!
What types of special events may I expect?
At the 2024 Onizuka Day of Exploration, you'll find over 100 hands-on activities, workshops, and classes for all ages to enjoy. With a special focus on Hawaiian culture, sustainability, and career development, there's something for everyone to learn and discover. We have workshops on robotics, coding, renewable energy, and much more. There will also be a variety of interactive exhibits and displays, as well as live demonstrations and talks from experts in various fields.
Will there be a Pinewood Derby this year?
Yes. More information on the details for Packs about the Pinewood Derby will be available soon.
Does the content or theme of our organizations booth need to be STEM related?
No. Although the spirit of Onizuka Day is STEM. We encourage all units to showcase their creativity and skills on any appropriate topic or subject.
Booth Template for Scout Units
Welcome to the Onizuka Day of Exploration! We are excited to have you as part of this event and can't wait to see what you have in store for the visitors. Your interactive booth will provide an opportunity for visitors to engage and participate in hands-on activities that demonstrate the principles of scouting.

To create an engaging and interactive experience for visitors.
To showcase the skills and principles of scouting.
To provide a memorable and fun experience for visitors.

Make sure your booth is visually appealing and easy to navigate.
Provide hands-on activities or games that showcase the principles of scouting.
Use props, materials, and equipment that are safe for visitors.
Have a clear and concise explanation of each activity.
Provide opportunities for visitors to ask questions and learn more about scouting.
Encourage visitors to share their experience on social media with the event hashtag #onizukaday

Props and materials to create a visually appealing booth.
Equipment and supplies needed for each activity.
Signs and posters to explain each activity.
Handouts and materials for visitors to take with them.
What are some ideas for a STEM-themed interactive booth for school-aged children?

Build a bridge: Provide materials such as popsicle sticks, glue, and cardboard, and challenge children to build the strongest bridge they can. They can test their bridges by adding weight to see how much it can hold.

Robot race: Create a simple obstacle course and let children race their homemade robots made with materials like cardboard boxes, motors, and wheels.

Balloon-powered cars: Provide materials like cardboard, straws, and balloons, and challenge children to build a car powered by air pressure from a balloon.

Paper planes: Provide different types of paper and challenge children to make the longest-flying paper plane.

Jenga tower: Create a giant Jenga tower using foam blocks and challenge children to see how high they can build it before it falls.

Marshmallow structures: Provide marshmallows and toothpicks and challenge children to build the tallest structure they can.

Electric circuits: Provide materials like batteries, wires, and light bulbs, and challenge children to build a circuit that lights up a bulb.

Lego building challenge: Provide a variety of Lego bricks and challenge children to build the tallest, strongest, or most creative structure they can.
What are some websites that provide STEM activity Ideas for children ages K-12:
Here are some websites that provide STEM activities for children ages K-12:

Science Buddies (
NASA Kids' Club (
Little Bins for Little Hands ( ( (
Coder Kids (
National Geographic Kids (
Instructables (
Wonder Workshop (
EdSurge (

These websites offer a range of activities, including hands-on projects, experiments, coding challenges, and educational games.