Welcome to Hui Pohaku ‘O Hawai‘i the website of the Rock and Mineral Society of Hawai‘i
Just Announced: May 12, 13 & 14, 2017
Established in 1970, the Rock & Mineral Society of Hawai'i, Inc. is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to mineral and rock collecting and appreciation and the lapidary arts.
Hui Pohaku meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at the admin building from 6:15 - 8:00 pm (except for adjusted dates in November and December) at Makiki District Park in Honolulu. Please note that if a month happens to have 5 Wednesdays we do not meet at the 'last' but the 4th of that month.
Please enter the parking lot from Ke'e'aumoku Street. Parking is free but limited, due to the frequented tennis courts and skateboard facilities in the park the lot might fill up fast.
There is often parking available on the other side of the park next to the community gardens, if you know the area. Street parking along Ke'e'aumoku Street may be your best option, if you come right after 5:30 PM when it becomes legal.
Lapidary classes are normally held on Thursday Evenings from 6:00-8:00 pm (clean up at 7:45 p.m) and are open to all Rock & Mineral Society of Hawai'i members. Please attend a meeting to find out more and learn if the classes are being held.
Lapidary for Non-members: The City and County of Honolulu, Parks and Recreation, offers a lapidary class for adults at Makiki District Park, three times a year: Spring, Summer, and Fall. Interested people need to sign up for this course with the C & C, Parks and Recreation or directly with Makiki District Park. Please don't you "just show up", since there is no guarantee that an instructor might be available to teach you. More
If you park in the (ewa) parking lot next to the tennis court walk mauka towards the buildings in the park (see map below). Take the walkway between the first two buildings and you see a smaller building in the back slightly to the left. Turn left to the administrative building on the ewa side and the door takes you directly into the building on the ground floor. The meeting of Hui Pohaku is in the smaller room inside the administrative building a bit more in the back to the right.
Sometimes, when this room is not available, we also meet in the other small building on the Diamond Head side.