Prof Jeff Taylor, Dir of the Space Grant program, takes some Aliamanu Middle School students on a "Field Trip To Mars" during Open House day. Note the huge map covering the whole hallway.

2017 SOEST Open House

Friday, October 20, 8:30 am – 2 pm

Saturday, October 21, 10 am – 2 pm

The SOEST Open House presents a diverse array of entertaining and educational hands-on activities and demonstrations, which highlight the research conducted by our faculty, students, and staff. Stay tuned to this website for more information about exhibits that will be offered!

Your students and families will learn about volcanoes, tsunamis, El Niño, planetary exploration, hurricanes, coastal erosion, and marine ecosystems, to mention just a few topics, through a variety of videos, posters, and interactive demonstrations. They will visit state-of-the-art laboratories and hear about cutting-edge research from the scientists who are making the new discoveries!

Download the flyer PDF.

Additional Information:

Group reservations

Please use the Group Reservation Form to reserve a spot for your group of 10 or more.

Map of UH-Manoa Campus and SOEST buildings

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UH-Manoa campus map with bus route and group drop-off/ pick-up location


Map of SOEST buildings and surrounding areas

Map of SOEST buildings and surrounding areas

SOEST is home to the academic departments of Oceanography, Geology and Geophysics, Meteorology, and Ocean and Resources Engineering, as well as eight research institutes, centers, laboratories, and programs. SOEST’s graduate programs in these sciences are highly ranked nationally, and the School brings in over $140 million dollars in funding per year.

The SOEST Open House is only offered every two years. We hope that you will be able to join us for this great event!

For more information, please call 808-956-3151 or email