Kamaʻāina Spring Break Week

Featuring New Cultural Experiences March 15-21st

Maui Ocean Center invites the entire family to celebrate Hawaiian culture with us in a week filled with hula (dance), mele (song), and papa hana noʻeau (crafts).

As Maui schools begin Spring Break, we continue to practice healthy habits to mālama kekahi i kekahi, to take care of each other, and provide a safe and fun place for kama’āina families to enjoy the time off. We are elevating our high standard of sanitation by implementing the best practices set forth by State and Federal authorities (learn more).

Starting on Sunday, March 15th and continuing through Saturday, March 21st, guests will enjoy a variety of additional experiences throughout the park including live music by Edward Juan of the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winning group, Nā Wai ‘Ehā, with accompaniment by graceful Maui hula dancers.

Our special Spring Break program varies from day-to-day, giving Nā Hoa Kai annual membership holders a chance to frequently experience different events throughout the week – all of which are included with Aquarium admission.

Dive into Hawaiian Cultural Practices
Maui Ocean Center is proud to present fun, educational, and interactive cultural activities:
  • The art of Ulana Lau Niu (coconut weaving) with Uʻi Kahue and Mario Siatris
    Sunday, Monday, Friday, and Saturday, 11am-1pm
  • The art of ʻUpena Hoʻolei (thrownet) with Gregory “Gigi” Gomes
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 10am-2pm
  • Live music by Edward Juan of Nā Wai ‘Ehā & Maui hula dancers
    Sunday, Friday, and Saturday, 11am-1pm
  • ʻOhe Kāpala (bamboo stamping) & Sustainability Pledge
    Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 11am-1pm
  • Lei Wili Workshop: Lei wili (weaving leis) or making kūpeʻe (bracelet or anklet) using wili (weaving) or hilo (twisting) styles and plants found on Maui.
    Sunday, Friday, and Monday, 11am-1pm
Our world-class gift shop, Maui Ocean Treasures, is also offering a 10% discount for kamaʻāina and a free Maui Ocean Center reusable bag with a minimum $25 purchase all week!

Go ahead and put your feet up – we’ve got the cooking covered! This Spring Break, kamaʻāina enjoy 30% off at Seascape Restaurant all week long (discount doesn’t apply to alcoholic beverages, gratuity, or tax).

To make the deal even sweeter, the newly opened Reef Café is offering kamaʻāina 50% off on World-Famous Dole Whip, and 30% off kamaʻāina-favorite menu items including shave ice, boba tea, pizza, boiled peanuts, Maui pineapple with li hing mui, espresso drinks, and more!

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Mālama ‘āina a me ka moana (Caring for the land and sea)

Maui Ocean Center’s Kama’āina Spring Break Week celebrates Hawaiʻiʻs rich cultural heritage with the message of mālama ‘āina a me ka moana – caring for the land and sea. All cultural activities are complimentary with Aquarium admission. Kama’āina discounts are available for Hawai’i Residents with valid ID. For more information, visit mauioceancenter.com or call (808) 270-7000.

Maui Ocean Center is open 9am to 5pm (final admission at 4:30pm) daily.

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Mālama Kekahi I Kekahi: To Take Care of Each Other


The Maui Ocean Center thanks the public for its understanding and encourages all to practice healthy habits and follow the current recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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