We pride ourselves on teaching both visitors and local residents about Hawaii’s unique agricultural heritage through exciting, memorable, and hands-on experiences. Throughout the year, Dole Plantation offers educational tours for schools and small groups. It’s a great way for students to learn about the history and future of the crops we grow in our island home—and best of all, it's fun!

Customize your field trip with one or more of our educational options:

Pineapple Express Train Ride
Take a two-mile, 20-minute fully narrated train ride through a real-life working plantation. Along the route, students will learn the stories of the pineapple, Hawaii’s most famous fruit crop, and hear about James Dole, the man who built a world-famous agricultural empire from 60 acres of Wahiawa earth.

Plantation Garden Tour
Eight mini-gardens give students an opportunity to see, smell, and touch many of the diverse crops being grown on the North Shore of Oahu—as well as a look back at life on the plantation. The tour will end with a garden-related craft or activity.

Pineapple Garden Maze
The Guinness Book of World Records named Dole Plantation’s Pineapple Garden Maze as the World's Largest Maze. Come and see this gigantic outdoor brain-teaser, one of only a handful of botanical mazes in the United States. Students can practice their “navigational skills” while having fun seeking the eight hidden stations located within the maze.

Other Activities:
* Pineapple Variety Garden: Students can view more than 20 varieties of pineapple from all over the world in various stages of growth.

Chocolate Covered Pineapples and Mac Nuts