Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge will host a fee-free day on Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10am-7 pm in celebration of its anniversary.
Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge will celebrate the 102nd anniversary of the recently renamed Daniel K. Inouye Kilauea Point Lighthouse, with a daylong, free celebration that will culminate with the lighting of the lighthouse at 6:30 p.m. Tours of the lighthouse will be given every half hour starting at 10:30 a.m. The last tour will be offered at 5:30 p.m. All entrance fees will be waived.
The Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge was established to preserve and enhance seabird nesting colonies and is home to some of the largest populations of nesting seabirds in the main Hawaiian Islands. Visitors also have a chance to view spinner dolphins, Hawaiian monk seals, native Hawaiian coastal plants, and Hawaii’s state bird and endangered Hawaiian goose, the nēnē. The Refuge is also home to the historic Daniel K. Inouye Kilauea Point Lighthouse, built in 1913 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The Refuge is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and closed on major holidays. To learn more about the Refuge, please visit http://www.fws.gov/refuge/kilauea_point/