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New Canoe Tour and Aquarium Package

July 17, 2018
Maui Fishpond

Maui Ocean Center and Maui Fishpond Association’s new Cultural Canoe Tour and Aquarium Package offers a unique Hawaiian cultural and ocean-centric learning experience.

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Construction of the new Humpbacks of Hawaii Exhibit Hall and 3D Dome Theater continues through the summer. View the recently inflated PVC balloon-like structure that will house the 3D theater.

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Storm Drain Stencil

Maui Ocean Center joins West Maui Kumuwai to stencil storm drains around West Maui to raise awareness about storm drain runoff and its impact to coral reefs. Learn about this new initiative and what you can do to help!

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Exhibit & Dome Blessing Ceremony

On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018, Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii held a groundbreaking blessing for the construction of a new whale exhibit which includes a specialized dome theater. Utilizing state-of-the-art dual laser projection technology, the dome theater will enable visitors to dive among humpback whales in an immersive, virtual experience. The monolithic dome theater will be the first of its kind in Hawaii.

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The Yellow Brick Road

January 02, 2018
Yellow Tangs HPU Oceanic Institute 12.18.17-2 (web)

Yellow tangs from HPU’s Ocean Institute represent an advancement in marine aquaculture technology, as well as an economic and conservation opportunity for Hawaii’s reef ecosystems. On December 18, 2017, Maui Ocean Center received its first generation of captive-bred yellow tangs to exhibit at the Aquarium to raise awareness about their species and the developing role of aquaculture in aquarium keeping.

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Year in Review: 2017

December 21, 2017
Tapani Vuori

A special message from Maui Ocean Center’s General Manager, Tapani Vuori highlighting the major accomplishments of 2017 and what’s to come in the New Year.

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A Turtle Farewell

October 26, 2017
Turtle Release

Six Hawaiian green sea turtles (honu) were raised at Maui Ocean Center for two years and are now ready to continue life in the open sea. Meet the six honu who will soon call the ocean home!

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The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument is a place of scientific, historical, and cultural significance. On May 30th, 2017, Maui Ocean Center, Mayor Alan Arakawa, and supporters of the Monument unveiled the Papahānaumokuākea Gallery, a new exhibit that offers a glimpse into the world’s largest Marine National Monument.

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Creepy Creatures Scavenger Hunt

September 30, 2015

Search for bizarre and fascinating marine creatures with strange abilities, behaviors, and appearances with our Creepy Creatures Scavenger Hunt! Download the scavenger hunt here or pick one up at the Aquarium’s Front Gate. This activity is included with Aquarium admission and appropriate for all ages. To check your answers, click here.

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We’re delighted to introduce to you Tapani Vuori, new General Manager at Maui Ocean Center, The Hawaiian Aquarium. You may recognize him as a familiar face from the Aquarium’s Maui Ocean Treasures gift shop, where he was the director of retail since 2002, and later with front gate admissions. After a total of twelve years […]

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