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‘Imi Loa Nāa Hōkū (Explore the Stars)

A Cast Member speaks and points skyward as a young woman listens and another looks through a large telescope
Learn how Polynesian Ancestors navigated to Hawai‘i using the stars as a guide. Fees apply for this Premium Experience.
  • Highlights

    Gaze through a powerful telescope while a local expert talks about the stars and their role in early navigation.

    Special times are available just for families, teens/tweens and adults.

    Navigation and the Stars

    Ancient Polynesians traveled great distances across the Pacific Ocean, navigating without GPS, maps or high-tech equipment. For direction, they looked to clues from nature, such as:

    • The rising and setting of the sun
    • The position of the stars and moon
    • Environmental factors, like ocean swells, winds, currents and birds

    The stars played a vital role in early sea travel. The North Star, remains as a guide to the latitude one may be at on the ocean. Stars that cross the sky directly over one’s home are providing seafarers a sense of direction.

  • Know Before You Go

    View important information about this program at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai‘i.

    • This activity is held on select days at Aulani Resort, weather permitting. Check your Daily 'Iwa for schedule details.
    • Reservations are required, please call the Aulani Resort Reservations Line at (808) 674-6943.
    • Guests may also sign up on the day of the activity at the Pau Hana Room.

    View important information about this program at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai‘i.

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Our rates vary throughout the year based on vacation seasons. All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.

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  • Value Season – From $484
  • Regular Season – From $504
  • Peak Season - From $579
  • Holiday Season – From $659
Please note: Per night price is based on a standard room during the dates highlighted, and does not include tax. Prices and availability are not guaranteed, and prices are subject to change
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