September 1, 2023, MĀʻALAEA, MAUI, HI – In response to the community’s need for recovery and self-care, Maui Ocean Center is now offering discounted admission every weekend to all Hawai‘i residents.
Each Saturday and Sunday, kama‘āina admission is $10 for keiki (child) and $15 for makua (adult) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (with last entry at 4 p.m.) A valid Hawai‘i state ID is required, with the exception of affected Lāhainā and Upcountry residents. For tickets, choose the “Kama‘āina Weekends” option at mauioceancenter.com/reservations.
“In the aftermath of this month’s wildfires, we have all witnessed the power of community,” said Tapani Vuori, general manager at Maui Ocean Center. “We want to make sure local residents, especially our families and keiki, have the opportunity to experience the awe, wonder and beauty you’re surrounded by here at Maui Ocean Center. Residents and those affected need space to heal and recover as we navigate the road ahead.”
Kama‘āina also receive a 10 percent discount at both Reef Café and Seascape restaurant, which was recently named Best Restaurant of the Year by Pacific Edge magazine, as well as the aquarium’s world-class gift store Maui Ocean Treasures (some exclusions apply).
While at Maui Ocean Treasures, make sure to pick-up a new holographic “Maui Strong” sticker. They cost $8.95 per sticker, with $8 of each sale benefitting Hawai’i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund. While supplies last, “Maui Strong” fundraiser T-shirts should also be available. The shirts cost $35, with $25 of each sale going to the Maui Strong Fund.
“If we run out of shirts in the store, make sure to submit a pre-order as we work to print more shirts locally here on Maui,” said Sandy Fujiwara, retail director at Maui Ocean Treasures.