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?
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 2023 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 plenty of FREE parking. We do encourage groups, units, friends or families to carpool when practical.
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!
Does the content or theme of our organizations booth need to 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.
What types of special events may I expect?
At the 2023 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.
Who do I contact with questions?
You can email us at for any inquiries before the event