School Field Trips

Take part in Self-Guided School Field Trips with Lesson Plans and Activities. Are you looking for a great way to learn about Hawaii's unique marine life and fascinating culture? Maui Ocean Center will work with you and your class to create a customized field trip! Field trips are available any day of the week. Advanced booking is required. Call 270-7075.

Arrival Times: 9am - 3pm

Price: $5.00 for Hawaii students, $10.00 for out-of-state students, 1 free chaperone per 8 students (minimum requirement).  Additional chaperones $10.80 for Hawaii schools, $15.00 for out-of-state schools.  All prices are plus Hawaii State Tax.

School field trips are for a school class on a field trip for curriculum enhancement.  For sports teams, musical groups, youth organizations and other youth programs, please click here.

Naturalist Greeting:
Upon arrival, your group will be greeted by a Naturalist at which point you will be given an orientation of the park layout, the rules and be able to get any questions answered. Greets can last 5-20 minutes depending on the size and needs of each group.

Lunch: $5.00 per lunch for cheese or pepperoni pizza, hot dog and chips, hamburger and chips or cheeseburger with chips (all come with drinks).
School groups can also bring their own lunches for a picnic on the Nalu Lawn. (Lawn needs to be reserved).

Reservations: Field Trip and Lunches must be reserved at least 5 days in advance. For best date availability, especially during peak seasons, book at least several weeks in advance.

Guided Tours: Guided tours of Maui Ocean Center are also available for your school group. There is a minimum charge of $70.00 (plus tax) for the first hour, and we recommend a ratio of 20 students per Naturalist.

A minimum of 1 chaperone per 8 students is required, and receives complimentary admission. Additional chaperones are $10.80 for Hawaii schools, $15.00 for out-of-state schools. Chaperones must fill out and sign a chaperone agreement prior to arrival.

Fax: 270-7070 (or)
Mail to: 192 Ma'alaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793

The following documents are required to be filled out turned in to the Naturalist that greets you upon your arrival.

Please click on the following links to download these required forms:

Chaperone Agreement

Behavior Agreement

Student Activity Worksheets:

Grade Pre-School

Grade K

Grade K Coloring Book

Grade K Worksheets

Grade 1

Grade 1 Tide Pool Exploration

Grade 2

Grade 2 & 3 Sea Turtles

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 4 & 5 Sharks

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7-8 Adaptation

Grade 7-8 Adaptation Worksheets

Grade 7-8 Animal Behavior

Grade 7-8 Animal Behavior Worksheets

Grade 9 Ecosystems