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OCTOBER CALENDAR LISTINGS

Event: World of Weird
Description: Maui Ocean Center explores the weird and wonderful creatures of the deep in October, with highlights on some of Hawaii’s most bizarre-looking marine animals with even stranger abilities and defenses. Enjoy fascinating naturalist presentations on animals such as the frogfish, octopus and flounder, marine-themed children’s crafts, a Creepy Creatures scavenger hunt, World of Weird fish fact cards and exciting Halloween-themed activities at the end of the month!
Date: October 1-31
Time: 9am-5pm
Cost: Most activities included with paid admission; excludes tour upgrades and lunch specials

Event: Wet Naturalist Presentations
Description: Join a Wet Naturalist at Maui Ocean Center’s Discovery Pool for exciting hands-on presentations on Hawaii’s marine invertebrates, animals that lack a backbone. Along with learning all about sea cucumbers, sea stars and urchins, guests will have the chance to touch a few of the live spineless creatures!
Place: Maui Ocean Center
Dates: Fridays, Sundays
Time: 11:30am
Cost: Included with admission

Event: Fins and Flippers Tour
Description: Join an Ocean Naturalist guide and discover fascinating facts about sharks and sea turtles. Guests can also take a sneak peek behind-the-scenes at the Aquarium and participate in supervised feeds at the Turtle Lagoon and Hammerhead Harbor exhibits. Cost is $10 per person plus admission. Call 808-270-7088 for reservations.
Place: Maui Ocean Center
Dates: Tuesdays; October 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 11:30am
Cost: $10 plus admission
Reservations: (808) 270-7088

Event: Meet the Diver Tour
Description: Meet a member of Maui Ocean Center’s talented aquarist team and go behind-the-scenes to learn about how they care for the marine animals and exhibits at the Aquarium. This interactive tour includes supervised feeds and the chance to witness the feeding habits of hammerhead sharks and green sea turtles. Cost is $10 per person plus admission. Call 808-270-7088 for reservations.
Place: Maui Ocean Center
Dates: Wednesdays; October 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 10am-12pm
Cost: $10 plus admission
Reservations: (808) 270-7088

Event: World Food Day
Description: Join us on World Food Day and enjoy food demonstrations by Maui Ocean Center’s own Chef Henry and Chef Diver. James Beard nominee Chef Henry Tariga presents a delectable mini food demonstration featuring a sustainable seafood dish, and Chef Diver demonstrates how Maui Ocean Center’s curatorial staff prepares food for sharks, rays and fish. In honor of World Food Day, a 15% discount to the award-winning Seascape Ma‘alaea Restaurant and Reef Café will be offered to anyone making a canned good or cash donation to the Maui Food Bank on October 16 at the Aquarium.
Place: Maui Ocean Center
Date: Sunday, October 16
Time: TBA
Cost: Included with admission

Event: Turtle-rrific Thursday

Description: Enjoy up close and personal encounters with green sea turtles at Maui Ocean Center’s Turtle Lagoon at 2pm. Interact with the Aquarium’s curatorial team, the staff who care for the animals and exhibits, and learn fascinating facts about the biology, behavior and diet of green sea turtles. This activity is included with aquarium admission.
Place: Maui Ocean Center
Date: Thursday, October 20
Time: 2pm
Cost: Included with aquarium admission

Event: Hangin’ with Honu
Description: Discover the fascinating story behind the green sea turtles at Maui Ocean Center. Join a special guest speaker at the Turtle Lagoon at 11:00 am for casual turtle talks and an up close encounter with a Hawaiian green sea turtle. This activity is included with aquarium admission.
Place: Maui Ocean Center
Date: Friday, October 28
Time: 11am-2pm
Cost: Included with aquarium admission

Event: Sleep with the Sharks
Description: Children in the 3rd-8th grades are invited to a fun and educational Halloween-themed sleepover at the Maui Ocean Center. Join us for the chance to explore Hawaii’s fascinating underwater world at night with hands-on discovery lessons and much more. Cost is $60 plus tax per child with a 15% discount for Aquarium members. This fee includes a pizza dinner, continental breakfast, snacks and souvenir.
Place: Maui Ocean Center
Date: Saturday, October 29
Time: 5:30pm – 8am (next day)
Cost: $60 plus tax per child, 15% off for members
Reservations: Required, (808) 270-7075

Event: Halloween at the Hawaiian Aquarium
Description: Celebrate fun-filled Halloween-themed activities at the Hawaiian Aquarium! On October 30-31, keiki ages 3-12 visiting the Maui Ocean Treasures gift shop will receive candy and Halloween trinkets. On October 31, guests can watch as scuba divers carve pumpkins underwater in several Aquarium exhibits. Call (808) 270-7000 for more info.
Place: Maui Ocean Center
Date: Sunday-Monday, October 30-31
Time: 9am-5pm
Cost: Included with admission