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.

SOEST Open House

The 2023 SOEST Open House will be held on Saturday, October 21 from 10 am – 2 pm!

This one-day event will showcase research, education, and service programs conducted by SOEST faculty, students, and staff. We’ll have a diverse array of entertaining and educational hands-on activities, demonstrations, poster and video displays, lab tours, and just-for-fun activities.

Students, families, and community members of all ages are welcome to come and learn about volcanoes, tsunamis, El Niño, planetary exploration, hurricanes, coastal erosion, marine ecosystems, and so much more. You will visit state-of-the-art laboratories and hear about cutting-edge research from the scientists who are making the new discoveries!

Program of Exhibits

The program with exhibit descriptions is now available! With nearly 80 exhibits to choose from, you may want to have a look ahead of time to plan your route. Click the image below to view the full program (pdf).

Group Reservations

If you would like to bring a group of 10 or more people, please fill out this Group Reservation Form.

Parking and Map

Parking will be available for free in Zone 20 and Upper Campus on a first come, first serve basis. See this campus map for locations of available parking. For directions to campus and alternative modes of transportation, visit the UH Manoa Commuter Services website.

NOTE: Disabled parking stalls remain available ONLY for those with a state-issued disability placard or license plate.

A map of the buildings and outside areas involved with SOEST Open House is below

More Information

See the flyer below (or download and share the pdf version here) for more details.


Email with questions.