New Science Center Has Coolness Factor in Droves

Next Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, the Bishop Museum’s Science Adventure Center in Hawai’i will open its doors for the very first time. This 16,500 square-foot facility focuses on “the natural wonders of Hawai’i and the world through science exploration,” and it does this in a very immersive and interactive way.


  • an interactive volcanic vent, where visitors can control the spray of lava fountains;
  • a 160-foot tunnel lit with black light that helps illustrate the origins of the island;
  • an exhibit where visitors can control the lights and camera of the same underwater remote camera robots used for oceanography and shipwreck exploration;

and so much more.

For a sneak peak at the center, visit and click on “Virtual Preview of the Science Adventure Center!”

The center was designed by Gyroscope, Inc., a California-based exhibit design firm. The museum is located at 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, HI 96817.

And, if you’re a dino-buff, you’ll want to check out the “Baby Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Playground” exhibit, which will be there until Dec. 11, 2005.

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As The Genre Traveler, Carma Spence loves to view the world through Genre-Coloured glasses. In other words, she sees the world through a lens of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, where trash cans can be Daleks in disguise and neighborhood forests can harbor faeries and sprites. Magic realism is real! Or at least you can choose to see the world that way to add to the fun and awe of life.