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Maui Ocean Center educates public on history of Kaho’olawe

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Learn about the incredible restoration of the beloved island after it was bombed for years by the U.S. military. See artifacts from the site and speak with experts about the ongoing efforts to make the historic island safe again. More information here: www.kahoolawe.hawaii.gov/home.php

Then, continue exploring the Maui Ocean Center. It’s been named one of the “Top 10 Aquariums in the World” by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice. The Maui Ocean Center is home to one of the world’s largest displays of live coral. Explore exhibits flourishing with sharks, turtles, stingrays, and marine life found nowhere else in the world. A combination of indoor and outdoor displays and educational presentations with knowledgeable marine naturalists provide guests the opportunity to encounter more of Hawaii’s marine life than a lifetime of exploration.

Embark on a journey from the shallow reef to the open ocean and discover Hawaii’s unique marine animals and the cultural relationship between the Hawaiians and the Sea.

The complete award-winning Maui Ocean Center experience includes Hawaiian cultural exhibits, dining at ocean view Seascape Restaurant and Reef Café, world-class shopping at Maui Ocean Treasures, the Humpbacks of Hawai`i exhibit and The Sphere Experience.

A Health and Well-Being program provides peace of mind while in-park. The park is open daily from 9:00am to 4:00pm (final admission at 2:30pm) with on-line reservations and ticket pre-purchase required.

Maui Ocean Center, part of the global family of Coral World International, was inducted into the “Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame 2015” by TripAdvisor, as a “Top-Rated Attraction in Hawaii” by Zagat Survey US Family Travel Guide, and recognized “for commitment to sustainability and an adventure that is nature and culture-based” by the Hawai‘i Ecotourism Association, just to name a few.

The mission of Maui Ocean Center is to foster understanding, wonder and respect for Hawaii’s marine life.

For more information: mauioceancenter.com, Facebook and Instagram @mauioceancenter

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