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December Calendar Listings

Event: A Maui FISH-mas
Description: Join us for a very merry FISH-mas! The Hawaiian Aquarium celebrates the SEA-son with special presentations, exciting children’s activities, craft vendors, dining specials, and even a visit from Scuba Claus himself! Daily Ocean Naturalist presentations will highlight the aquarium’s unique marine animals named for their exceptional holiday-themed appearances, including the Angelfish, Christmas Wrasse, Snowflake Eel, Candy Cane Shrimp, and more.
Place: Maui Ocean Center
Dates: December 1-31
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Cost: Included with aquarium admission

Event: Fins & Flippers Tour
Description: Learn fascinating facts about hammerhead sharks and green sea turtles on the exclusive “Fins & Flippers” tour. This exciting encounter includes an Ocean Naturalist guide, touring behind-the-scenes at Maui Ocean Center, and a supervised feeding of marine animals at the Hammerhead Harbor and Turtle Lagoon exhibits. Tours are $10 per person plus aquarium admission. Space is limited. Call (808) 270-7088 for reservations.
Place: Maui Ocean Center
Dates: Tuesdays- December 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 11:30am
Cost: $10 plus aquarium admission
Reservations: Recommended. Call (808)270-7088.

Event: The 12 Days of FISH-mas
Description: Have your wish list ready! Scuba Claus and his Elf helper will visit the Open Ocean exhibit at 11:00am and 3:00pm throughout the 12 Days of FISH-mas. Guests will also enjoy holiday-themed giveaways, candy and trinkets for children while supplies last, and much more!
Place: Maui Ocean Center
Dates: December 14-25
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Cost: Included with aquarium admission

Event: Turtle-rrific Thursday
Description: Learn how the green sea turtles are cared for while at the aquarium with an interactive presentation given by Maui Ocean Center’s curatorial team. Guests will also have the exciting opportunity to watch, and even participate, as the team takes weights and measurements of the baby and juvenile green sea turtles at Turtle Lagoon.
Place: Maui Ocean Center
Date: Thursday, December 16
Time: 2:00pm
Cost: Included with aquarium admission

Event: Discovery Saturday
Description: Explore Hawaii's unique marine environment at the Discovery Pool exhibit. Interact with a Water Educator from The Digital Bus, enjoy hands-on discovery lessons, and learn about ways to help keep coral reefs healthy. Guests will also have the opportunity to view a variety of ocean inhabitants under a microscope and even touch a few of Hawaii’s fascinating invertebrates!
Place: Maui Ocean Center
Date: Saturday, December 18
Time: 10:00am-12:30pm
Cost: Included with aquarium admission

Event: Friday No Ka ‘Oi
Description: Immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture with special activities, including a complimentary Mid-Day Mana‘o tour, tapa art crafter, ono (delicious) island-style plate lunch special in the award-winning Seascape Ma‘alaea Restaurant, and more!
Place: Maui Ocean Center
Date: Friday, December 24
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Cost: Included with aquarium admission, excludes lunch special

Event: Hangin’ with Honu
Description: Come hang with Honu! Join a guest speaker at the Turtle Lagoon and enjoy an up close and personal encounter with a Hawaiian green sea turtle. Guests will discover the fascinating story behind the turtles at Maui Ocean Center, including fascinating facts about their biology, behavior, and diet.
Place: Maui Ocean Center
Date: Friday, December 24
Time: 11:00am-2:00pm
Cost: Included with aquarium admission