June 8th, 2018

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World Oceans Month


Healthy Oceans, Healthy Plant
The Waikīkī Aquarium hosts World Oceans Month during the month of June, with World Oceans Day on June 8. World Oceans Month recognizes those in the community striving to protect the ocean and marine life. This year’s festivities will feature various educational and cultural activities, including Afternoon at the Aquariums, Liquid Robotics with Lani Yamasaki and special presentations on key ocean issues from NOAA, PacIOOS and more. Volunteers and participants are also invited to join us as we clean various neighboring beaches throughout the month:

Outrigger Explorers

Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Special Ocean Activities at Outrigger Reef (June 7th & 21st) and Outrigger Waikiki (June 14th & June 28th)

Afternoon at the Aquarium

Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016 3:00 p.m.
Waikīkī Aquarium

Join Print maker Lynn Cook and other guests throughout the month for keiki activities.

World Oceans Day at the Aquarium and Makapu‘u Beach Cleanup

June 8

We kick off our month-long celebration with a day of ocean appreciation, educational activities, and a beach cleanup at Baby Makapu’u. Mahalo to Duke’s Waikīkī staff, Matson Navigation, City & County Parks and Recreation for their annual World Oceans Day beach cleanup.

Waikiki Beach: What Does the Future Hold?

June 13, 4:00 p.m.

Waikīkī Beach is a globally recognized icon of Hawai‘i and is the state’s largest tourist destination. Waikīkī generates approximately 42 percent of the state’s visitor industry revenue and is responsible for 8 percent ($5 billion) of the Gross State Product. This talk will introduce joint state, university, and private partnerships intent on improving the management and resilience of Waikīkī Beach.

Ke Kani O Ke Kai Summer Concert Series

June 15
Waikīkī Aquarium

This concert will feature Jerry Santos & Kamuela Kimokeo, the Hot Club of HulaVille and the Osorio Ohana. Tickets are required.

A Tribute to Dr. Isabella Abbott

June 22 10:00 1.m. – 12:00 p.m.

A rare opportunity to view native algae specimens from Bishop Museum’s Herbarium Collection.

Invasive Algae Cleanup

June 24 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

In celebration of Dr. Isabella Abbott’s birthday and Outrigger’s OZONE Day the Waikiki Aquarium
will host an Invasive Algae Cleanup.

Outrigger Resorts OZONE Day

June 24 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Waikīkī Aquarium

Visitors and kama‘āina alike are invited to come enjoy a fun-filled event with activities for the whole family – including: live Hawaiian music from 11am-1pm, educational exhibits, games and quality prizes. OZONE, which stands for Outrigger’s ZONE, is a global conservation initiative centered on protecting the health of coral reefs and the oceans surrounding the iconic beach destinations of Outrigger Resorts – including our very own Waikiki Beach!

Ke Kani O Ke Kai Summer Concert Series

June 29
Waikīkī Aquarium

This concert will feature Streetlight Cadence, Hoku Zuttermister and Kalani Pea. Tickets are required.

Ocean Acidification with Christopher Wall Ph.Dc

June 27, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Waikīkī Aquarium Classroom

Ocean acidfication is a complex process where increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is progressively absorbed by the world’s oceans, resulting in changes to the chemistry and acidity (pH) of seawater. Changing seawater conditions can have serious consequences for marine life, including in reef-building corals which are integral to the structure and function of coral reef ecosystems. Learn about the causes and consequences of ocean acidification for coral reefs.


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Organization Name
Waikiki Aquarium
Organization Type
Member of Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP)
Participant in AZA's SAFE Campaign


As part of our celebration, we plan to do the following:
  • Event is open to the public
  • Media would be welcome
  • Event will include some special activities or engagements for youth and/or young adults
    Under 12,Ages 12-18
  • The event will touch on the following themes:
    Marine pollution
  • Event will be highlighting organization's own efforts to reduce use of plastic


Waikiki Aquarium
2777 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu County
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815 United States
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