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World Oceans Day at Maui Ocean Center


Come celebrate World Oceans Day aloha-style with the Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute and Maui Ocean Center on Saturday, June 8, 2019! This year we are focusing on preventing plastic solutions and sharing solutions to inspire and active the global community. 

We invite you and your `ohana (family) to start the morning off with our Malama Land & Sea Beach and Reef Clean-Up (Kealia Coastal Boardwalk, 8-10 a.m.). This event is put on by our nonprofit, MOC Marine Institute and is sponsored by Wahi Straws, promoting ecofriendly, ocean-safe straws and utensils.

Then, hop over to Maui Ocean Center to continue the celebration! Enjoy amazing, local live music with Maui Community Band, Nā Wai ʻEhā, and a headlining special guest your keiki will be sure to love! With entertaining ocean-themed movies, a Chef Diver presentation, FREE face painting, science-based arts and crafts, a wood carving show, coconut weaving, hula lessons, and more, this event will have you swimming from one fun thing to the next. Don’t forget to share your love for the ocean with your personal hand-written Ocean Pledge, take a selfie, and tag us: #worldoceansdaymoc! Plus, enjoy Maui Ocean Center's three new exhibits, the Island of Kaho`olawe,  a 3D show about the Humpbacks of Hawai`i, numerous vendors, including KIRC and Whale Trust, three Dive Links, plus a behind the scene tour with MOC Marine Institute.

Grab your AquariumPLUS passes online. Kama`aina and military discounts are available.

We are so excited to celebrate with you and your `ohana!


Bring in a reusable cup for free beverage refills and a sustainable, bamboo Wahi Straw (limited to first 200 guests).



Saturday, June 8, 2019


8-10 am: Beach & Reef Clean-Up at Kealia Coastal Boardwalk 

9-5 pm: Maui Ocean Center, 192 Ma`alaea Road, Wailuku, HI

Our Mission: To foster understanding, wonder, and respect for Hawaii’s marine life

E hii a maopopo kahoohaohao ana a me ka hōihi no ka Hawaii ola ma ke kai


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 - Plastic Pollution Events
 - Youth Focused


Organization Name
Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawai`i
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,College/University Age
    Science-based arts and crafts for all ages. Octonauts movie perfect for that young keiki of yours. In addition, we will have live entertainment and cultural lessons for all.
  • Event will be highlighting organization's own efforts to reduce use of plastic


Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawai`i
192 Maalaea Road
Wailuku, Hawaii 96793 United States