By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Feb 28, 2018 at 10:16 AM

A trip to Hawaii isn’t attainable for some folks this spring, but exploring the Hawaiian sky at The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Manfred Olson Planetarium is only $5.

The ultra-affordable event, called "Lei with the Stars," takes place March 7, 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. at the university’s planetarium, 1900 E. Kenwood Blvd., and is open to the public.

"The show will explore the ways the Hawaiian people navigated with the stars and highlight the constellations from the Hawaiian latitude," says the UWM Planetarium’s Marissa Medina.

All guests will receive a lei and complimentary punch.

Tickets are available online or at the door. Please note the UWM planetarium is wheelchair accessible and that shows are not suggested for kids under the age of four.

And no, it wasn't easy writing this without making a single joke about getting "lei'd," but you're welcome.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.