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Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park to Offer Free Admission on 10 Days in 2017

Hawaii National Park, Hawai‘i – There are 10 more reasons to enjoy Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park in 2017! The park will offer free admission to all on 10 days in 2017.

The 2017 entrance fee-free days are:

·       January 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
·       February 20: Presidents Day
·       April 15-16 & April 22-23: National Park Week Weekends
·       August 25: National Park Service Birthday
·       September 30: National Public Lands Day
·       November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend

“We encourage everyone to take advantage of the free entry days, and come visit Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park,” said Park Superintendent Cindy Orlando. “The park is a World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve, and is easily explored on foot or by vehicle,” she said.

Usually, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park <http://www.nps.gov/havo>  has an entrance fee of $20 per vehicle and the pass is good for seven days. (The entrance waiver does not include camping fees). Park visitors can also purchase the annual Tri-Park Pass for $25 and enjoy Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park <http://www.nps.gov/puho> , and Haleakalā National Park <http://www.nps.gov/hale>  for less than seven cents a day. The annual Tri-Park Pass, which is good for one year from the date of purchase, is available at the entrance stations of all three parks.

Free Annual Pass for Active Duty US Military Personnel and Dependents to National Parks, National Forests and Wildlife Refuges.
Show military ID at Park Entrance.

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s
February 2017 Events

Hawaii National Park, Hawai‘i – Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park (ADIP) programs with the public throughout 2017.

ADIP and Hawaiian cultural programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events:

Endemische Kleidervögel (honeycreeper), Hawaii

Ethnobiology of Hawaiian Feather Artifacts. Feather artifacts made by a variety of Pacific Island cultures are among the most beautiful of human creations, and it is often said that feather objects made by the Hawaiian people are the most stunning in existence. Sheila Conant, Professor Emerita of the Department of Biology at the University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa, will discuss various types of feather artifacts, the animals and plants from which they were made and how different types of artifacts were constructed. She will also consider the possible impact of feather collection on native birds. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.

When: Tues., Feb. 7 at 7 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

Twist a Hau Bracelet. Transform hau, used for traditional Hawaiian rope material, into a lovely bracelet, and learn how this strong and fibrous native plant has many versatile uses. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free.

When: Wed., Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai

Image from: http://www.lisaschonberg.com/the-hylaeus-project/

The Hylaeus Project and the Newly Endangered Bees of Hawai‘i. Last October, seven species of Hylaeus, the yellow-faced bees of Hawai‘i, became the first bees to ever be listed as endangered. Natural historian Lisa Schonberg co-authored petitions to get them listed, and traveled to Hawai‘i with visual artist Aidan Koch. The pair documented Hylaeus from Kaua‘i to the Ka‘ū Desert via music, photography, writing and art to raise awareness of the endemic bees. Lisa will present their Hylaeus Project After Dark in the Park, an ongoing presentation series at Hawai‘i Volcanoes. Free.

When: Tues., Feb. 14 at 7 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

 

Lito Arkangel in Concert. Entertainer and songwriter Lito Arkangel shares his original compositions and other Hawaiian favorites. Lito hails from the former sugar plantation town of ‘Ōla‘a, now known as Kea‘au. His love for Hawaiian music started as a young keiki, turning pages for his tūtū wahine (grandmother) while she played piano, and from decades of backyard jam sessions. Lito has since established himself as a popular entertainer throughout Hawai‘i. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing Nā Leo Manu “Heavenly Voices” presentations. Free.

When: Wed., Feb. 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

 

Kahuku ‘Ohana Day. Keiki 17 and younger and their families are invited to explore the Upper Palm Trail in the park’s Kahuku Unit, and learn to weave a Hawaiian lei. Call (808) 985-6020 to register by February 2. Bring lunch, snacks, water, light raingear, a re-usable water bottle, sunscreen, hat, long pants and shoes. Sponsored by the park and the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association. Enter the Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5, and meet near the parking area. Free.

When: Sat., Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Kahuku Unit

 

Weave a Tī Leaf Lei. Learn how to create a tī leaf lei, one of the most iconic and popular lei of Hawai‘i. Park rangers and staff from the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association will lead the instruction and provide the materials. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free.

When: Wed., Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai