Pandanus-leaf fish are among the treasures at Pu‘uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park.
Among the many keepsakes sold at Pu‘uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park on Hawaii are handwoven pandanus-leaf fish (three inches, $5 each). Weavings, hula, food, canoe rides, and more fill a free cultural festival this June 30 and July 1. (808) 328-2326, nps.gov/puho.
The strong magnetism that holds Buckycubes in gravity-defying towers comes from rare earth elements, also used in computers. The blocks, made for design-minded adults, are a wonder second only to the magnet exhibits at Portland’s OMSI. $27 in the Science Store. (800) 955-6674, omsi.edu.
This article was first published in May 2012. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.