Iconic Summer Coral Event
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 | 6:00pm-9:30pm
Enjoy an evening under the stars at Maui Ocean Center’s coral evening event! Join us for a fun, after-hours celebration of Hawaii’s coral reefs and the animals that call it home, and potentially witness one of nature’s rarely seen activities – coral spawning!*
Experience the exhibits after dark with live entertainment, dive presentations, coral explore stations, stargazing, and more.
The new Sphere theater will host two keynote presentations on corals. At 6:30pm, Dave Gulko (Hawaii DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources) will present “Reproduction of Corals” highlighting corals, their general biology, and the fascinating reproductive methods that corals undergo as they build coral reef ecosystems.
At 7:30pm, Carlo Caruso (Gates Coral Lab, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology) will present “Selective Propagation of Resilient Corals for Reef Restoration and Reproduction”. Caruso will share new strategies and concepts to assist corals in coping with warmer sea temperatures associated with climate change.
Pupus and drinks will be available for purchase.
Child (age 4-12): $29.95
Aquarium Members: $19.95
Discounts available for Hawaii Residents and U.S. Military upon checkout. Must present valid ID upon arrival.
Note: Each Coral Presentation has limited seating in the Sphere (118 seats). Upon presenting your online confirmation at the front entrance, guests must sign up at the Information Table. No Food & Beverage allowed in the Sphere.
*While the rice corals on exhibit are expected to spawn on July 3rd, it is not guaranteed due to numerous environmental variables.Book Now