** Activities included with aquarium admission unless stated otherwise.

Whale Craze
Daily 9am-5pm; January 1, 2013 – February 28, 2013

Get caught up in the craze of whale season as Maui Ocean Center highlights the return of the Humpbacks with back-to-back months of exciting whale-themed activities! Discover fascinating facts about these magnificent mammals and their extraordinary journey to Hawaii with special naturalist presentations, whale watching from the Harbor Plaza, the Whale Sanctuary info booth, children’s activities and more.

Harbor Plaza Whale Watching

Mondays 9am-1pm; January 7, 14, 21, 28

The Harbor Plaza at Maui Ocean Center overlooks Ma‘alaea Bay, making it the perfect place to watch the Humpbacks during whale season! See if you can spot the fantastic acrobatic feats of these popular annual visitors. Join volunteers from the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary at Harbor Plaza, every Monday from January through April, as they help guests with spotting whales and interpreting different whale behaviors.

Fins and Flippers Tour
Tuesdays & Fridays 11:30am; January 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
Cost: $10 plus admission | Reservations: 808-270-7088

Learn fascinating shark and turtle facts on the interactive Fins and Flippers tour. Led by a knowledgeable Ocean Naturalist, the interactive Fins and Flippers tour includes a sneak peek behind-the-scenes at the Aquarium and the chance to observe a supervised feed at Hammerhead Harbor and Turtle Lagoon.

Turtle-rrific Thursday
2pm; Thursday, January 17, 2013
Enjoy up close and personal encounters with green sea turtles at Maui Ocean Center’s Turtle Lagoon. 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.

Hangin’ with Honu
11am-2pm; Friday, January 25, 2013

Discover the fascinating story behind the green sea turtles at Maui Ocean Center. Join a special guest speaker at the Turtle Lagoon for casual turtle talks and an up close encounter with a Hawaiian green sea turtle. Along with interesting turtle facts, guests will learn about the Aquarium’s involvement in the green sea turtle educational loan program.

Children’s Story & Craft Hour
Saturdays 11:30am; January 5, 12, 19, 26

Children ages 3-12 are invited to an intriguing story time in the Hawaiians & the Sea Exhibit. Story time is hosted by an Ocean Naturalist and includes making a fun, marine-themed craft for keiki to take home.