Makahiki

The Waikiki Aquarium hosts Makahiki each year, where kids can participate in traditional Polynesian games and activities. Learn ulumaika (stone bowling), moa pahe’e (dart slide), kulakula’i (chest slapping), hakaka a moa (type of lua using feet, legs, shoulders, head), pa uma (wrist wrestling), honuhonu (sitting game) and konane (checkers).

This year a Makahiki is presentation is available via our YouTube channel. Tune in below. Please enjoy.

Learn about traditional Polynesian games and activities as Waikiki Aquarium virtually hosts the annual Makahiki event for 2020.


Event Program
  • Premieres November 7th
  • Pa'ani (games) with Umi Kai of Pa Kai A Lua.

See demonstrations and learn about
  • Ulumaika (stone bowling), Moa pahe'e (dart slide), Kulakula'i (chest slapping), Hakaka a moa (type of lua using  feet, legs, shoulders, head), Pa Uma (wrist wrestling), Honuhonu (sitting game) and Konane (checkers)