A visit to Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park can provide students with the opportunity to learn first-hand about Hawaiian history and culture. Your group may be eligible for a educational fee waiver which will allow your students, teachers and chaperones to visit the park for free. To determine if your group is eligible to receive a fee waiver, fill out the educational fee waiver application form. For questions regarding field trips and the educational fee waiver program, please contact us.
Important Field Trip Information
Educational Fee Waivers
School groups may apply for an Educational Fee Waiver to waive entrance fees during the park visit. Please see information below on qualifications and how to apply.
In order to qualify for a waiver, a group must meet all of the following criteria:
To receive a fee waiver, email the completed Educational Fee Waiver and all required documentation, at least two weeks in advance of your visit. Late requests may not be processed. Requests should be sent via email.
Other than groups traveling as part of a commercial tour, individuals 15 years or under, or individuals 62 years and older possessing a Senior Pass, or permanently disabled persons possessing an Access Pass, are exempt from park entry fees. If an educational fee waiver has not been granted, all others must pay the required entrance fees.
Be sure each vehicle has a copy of the approved fee waiver in its possession at the entrance gate or they will be charged normal entrance fees.
The picnic area is designed to accommodate small groups with one picnic table per site and one site allowed per group on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups larger than 50 exceed the carrying capacity of the area and impact our resources. They also pose a greater risk to safe and efficient operations in the park, including visitor safety. Bus access to the picnic area is prohibited. Special rules apply to groups that use the picnic area. These rules will be included with the waiver; you are required to become familiar with these regulations prior to your visit.
Last updated: June 20, 2021