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JUNE 2012 CALENDAR LISTINGS

Event: World Oceans Day
Description: Celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8th by doing something great for the Big Blue! It’s as easy as picking up Maui Ocean Center’s Save Our Seas card and putting the helpful how-to’s into action. Designed to promote healthy reefs and oceans, the Save Our Seas card shares easy-to-follow ways you can help, no matter where you live. Throughout the day, guests can learn more about World Oceans Day and ocean conservation at an info booth, which will have plenty of complimentary SOS cards and share information on the Aquarium’s green initiatives. The winners of the Hawaii’s Unique Oceans Coloring Contest will also be revealed on World Oceans Day, with the winning and finalist entries on display at the Aquarium and posted on the MOC website.
Place: Maui Ocean Center
Date: Friday, June 8
Cost: Included with aquarium admission

Event: Fins and Flippers Tour
Description: Learn fascinating facts about hammerhead sharks and green sea turtles on the exclusive Fins and Flippers tour. Led by a knowledgeable Ocean Naturalist, this interactive tour includes a sneak peek behind-the-scenes at Maui Ocean Center and the chance to observe the feeding behavior of sharks and sea turtles at Hammerhead Harbor and Turtle Lagoon. Tours are offered twice day at 11:30am on Tuesdays and Fridays. Cost is $10 per person plus admission. Space is limited and advance reservations are recommended by calling (808) 270-7088.
Place: Maui Ocean Center
Dates: Tuesdays, Fridays
Times: 11:30am
Cost: $10 plus admission
Reservations: Recommended; call (808) 270-7088.

Event: Wet Naturalist Presentations
Description: Get a hands-on feel for Hawaii’s marine invertebrates! Join a wet naturalist at the Discovery Pool on Thursdays and Sundays from 11:30am-1:30pm to learn interesting facts about these interesting animals. Invertebrates are animals without a backbone and include sea stars, sea cucumbers and urchins. You’ll even have the chance to touch and hold live sea creatures with the help of the wet naturalist! This activity is included with aquarium admission.
Place: Maui Ocean Center
Dates: Thursdays, Sundays
Time: 11:30am-1:30pm
Cost: Included with aquarium admission

Event: Father’s Day Lunch
Description: Happy Father’s Day! Treat Dad to lunch at MOC’s award-winning oceanview Seascape Ma‘alaea Restaurant. The restaurant’s talented culinary team will create a scrumptious lunch special just for Dad’s special day. Aquarium admission is not required to dine in the restaurant, enter through the restaurant’s exterior entrance located down the walkway from the Harbor Shops. Reservations are optional, call (808) 270-7068.
Date: Sunday, June 17
Time: 11am-2:30am
Place: Seascape Ma‘alaea Restaurant, Maui Ocean Center
Reservations: Suggested; call (808) 270-7068.

Event: Sleep with the Sharks
Description: Keiki in grades 3-8 are invited to sleep with the sharks at Maui Ocean Center! Experience the Aquarium after dark and learn about Hawaii’s unique marine life with hands-on discovery lessons, ocean-themed games and crafts, and a supervised turtle feed plus much more! Fee of $60 plus tax per child includes meals and souvenir. Aquarium members receive a 15% discount. Reservations are required; call (808) 270-7075. Program details available online.
Place: Maui Ocean Center
Date: Friday, June 22
Time: 5:30pm until 8am the following day
Cost: $60 plus tax per child; 15% discount for members
Reservations: Required; call (808) 270-7075.

Event: Children’s Ocean Crafts
Description: Keiki ages 3-12 can create fun ocean-themed crafts in the Marine Mammal Discovery Center. The craft booth is hosted by the Aquarium’s education team and available from 11am-2pm on selected days in June. For more info, call (808) 270-7000 or visit www.mauioceancenter.com.
Place: Maui Ocean Center
Dates: June 3, 8, 13, 17, 24, 28
Time: 11am-2pm
Cost: Included with aquarium admission

Event: Children’s Story & Craft Hour
Description: Children ages 3-12 are invited to an intriguing story time followed by a fun ocean-themed craft! Story & Craft Hour is hosted by an Ocean Naturalist and takes place every Saturday at 11:30am in Maui Ocean Center’s Hawaiians and the Sea Exhibit. For more info, call (808) 270-7000 or visit www.mauioceancenter.com.
Place: Maui Ocean Center
Dates: Saturdays- June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Time: 11am-2pm
Cost: Included with aquarium admission

Event: Turtle-rrific Thursday
Description: Enjoy up close and personal encounters with green sea turtles at Maui Ocean Center’s Turtle Lagoon. Beginning at 2pm, guests are invited to join the Aquarium’s aquarist team at Turtle Lagoon, where the team will measure, weigh and check the general health of the turtles. The aquarists will also share fascinating facts about green sea turtle biology, behavior and diet. This activity is included with aquarium admission.
Place: Maui Ocean Center
Date: Thursday, June 21
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 Turtle Lagoon from 11am-2pm for casual talks about turtles and an up close encounter with a Hawaiian green sea turtle. Along with interesting turtle facts, guests will learn about the Aquarium’s partnership with Sea Life Park Hawaii’s green sea turtle educational loan program and its benefits to the world’s green sea turtle population. This activity is included with aquarium admission.
Place: Maui Ocean Center
Date: Friday, June 29
Time: 11am-2pm
Cost: Included with aquarium admission

 

The mission of Maui Ocean Center is to foster understanding, wonder and respect for Hawaii’s marine life. This state-of-the-art aquarium was named “Top-Rated Attraction in Hawaii” by Zagat Survey US Family Travel Guide, “Leader In Responsible Tourism” on the Top 100 Blue List by Islands Magazine, and “Best Value Family Attraction in Maui” in Up! Magazine. Open daily from 9 to 5, and from 9 to 6 in July and August. For more information please contact the Maui Ocean Center: 192 Ma‘alaea Road; Ma‘alaea, HI 96793; telephone (808)270-7000, facsimile (808)270-7070, e-mail info@mauioceancenter.com or visit www.mauioceancenter.com.