Coming Soon: An immersive experience into the world of humpback whales.
Maui Ocean Center’s newest exhibit celebrates the Humpbacks of Hawaii by bringing these animals to Maui Ocean Center through cutting-edge visual and audio technology. The Humpbacks of Hawaii Exhibit & Sphere is the first of its kind in Hawaii.
Created in part with local Maui artisans and marine specialists, the facility features an exhibit hall with interactive learning stations focusing on the whales’ nomadic lifestyle, behaviors exhibited at any given point of their non-stop migration, the different role they engage in, and migration routes taken globally, regionally, and within Hawaii.
The high point of the exhibit is the immersive, 3D short-film enabling viewers to dive with the humpbacks of Maui Nui inside a new 120 seat theater. Humpback whales will come to life through active 3D glasses and 4K high definition projections with dynamic 7.1 surround sound audio.
The collective experience blurs the boundaries of reality and transports the viewers into a world never before experienced – an immersive encounter with humpbacks in their own environment.