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fred ohrt museum tour

NOTICE: Due to ongoing renovations, the Fred Ohrt Water Museum tours are suspended until further notice. Call (808) 748-5041 for more information.

historic photo of young frederick ohrt Named in honor of the first Manager and Chief Engineer for the Board of Water Supply (BWS), the museum is located at the Kalihi Pumping Station, 1381 North King Street. Tour includes an introduction to Oahu's water cycle, discussion on water conservation, and a walking tour of the museum showcasing "The Old Man of Kalihi," the original 1899 steam pump, and the history of the BWS. Free 1-hour group tours are available by appointment only. Kindergarten and older.

Applicable DOE Standards

  • SC.ENV.5.6: Explain why recycling and conservation of resources are important
  • SC.3.8.2: Describe how the water cycle is related to weather and climate
  • SC.3.8.1: Describe different Earth materials (e.g., rocks, minerals, sand, soil) and explain their formation and composition

"I loved the story of Fred Ohrt, finally understanding more about how water is delivered to us, and the three lucky things about living in Hawaii."

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Updated: 03/06/2020