tue09jul7:00 pmAfter Dark in the Park - July 9, 2024Nā Waʻa: The Art of Oceanic Canoe Building7:00 pm(GMT-10:00) Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium


July 9, 2024 7:00 pm(GMT-10:00)


Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

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Nā Waʻa: The Art of Oceanic Canoe Building

Peoples of Oceania constructed, paddled, and sailed canoes specifically designed for the open ocean. This amazing craftmanship enabled them to discover and inhabit some of the most isolated islands on Earth including Hawai‘i. Join Dr. Doug Herman, executive director of Pacific Worlds Institute, who will take us through the creation of these craft. From the massive double-hulled Polynesian voyaging canoes to small one-man fishing vessels, the waʻa (oceanic canoe) continues to connect Hawaiʻi to its past and present.

When: July 9 at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium

Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s ongoing After Dark in the Park series of programs.

Event is free, however your suggested $2.00 donation helps support park programs. Park entrance fees apply.

For information, call (808) 985-6011.

Program co-sponsored by Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.