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  • Type: Family
    Date: JUNE 2019 Events
    Time: see notes
    Location:
    2777 Kalakaua Avenue
    Honolulu, HI 96815
    Phone: 808-923-9741
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    Cost: see notes
Waikiki Aquarium Family Programs - JUNE 2019
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FEATURED EXHIBIT/ - Amazing Adaptations Exhibit Opens!
Description: Be among the first to see a NEW gallery featuring seahorses, seadragons and pipefishes and learn about their incredible adaptations. Keiki crafts that give more insight in to these amazing creatures will be available from 9AM - 1PM !

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6/13/2019 - Waikiki Aquarium - Summer Concert Series Ke Kani O Ke Kai - 2019 - see notes


Ke Kani O Ke Kai (The Sound of the Ocean) - As the sun sets on Waikiki, the Aquarium lawn will light up with unforgettable performance, a menu prepared by a signature restaurant. The event doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and performances will commence at 7:00 p.m.




Izzie Abbott Limu Celebration

Sunday, June 2, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Waikiki Aquarium, 2777 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA

Sunday, June 2
10:30am-2pm

Enjoy a day of celebration at the Waikiki Aquarium to honor
a remarkable woman and her contribution to science and Hawaiian culture on what would have been her 100th birthday!

Hands-on activities and booths for the Keiki
-University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) Limu Lab
-Screen printing with UHM native hawaiian student services
-Intertidal monitoring techniques with Kanoe Morishige
-Hawaii's intertidal algae with UHM OPIHI program
-Bishop museum Isabella Abbott limu presses
-Native grazers with DLNR-Division of Aquatic resources
-NOAA Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument craft activity
-Limu stamp activity with Artist Margo Vitarelli

All activities are included with general admission to the Waikiki Aquarium.

Summer by the Sea
Monday, June 3, 2019 - Friday, June 7, 2019 @ 
Spend a week of summer learning what lives in Hawaiian waters and along the shoreline. What’s the best way to learn? By doing! Explore the Southshore from Waikīkī to Diamond Head. After a morning of outside adventures, the Aquarium turns into a classroom. Learn about the animals in our exhibits and watch them being fed on special behind-the-scenes tours. For marine biologists ages 8-12 years. All students should be confident swimmers. $350/child member ($300 for non-members).
https://www.waikikiaquarium.org/interact/activities-classes/summer-by-the-sea-2/

World Oceans Day Beach Cleanup
Saturday, June 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Baby Makapu'u (across from Oceanic Institute)
Let's keep our ocean clean & celebrate World Oceans Month!
Join us at Baby Makapu'u (Kaupo Bay Park) on Saturday, June 8th from 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. and help remove trash, plastics and other debris from the surrounding beach and park areas.
Check-in will start at 7:45 a.m. at Baby Makapu'u (across from Oceanic Institute). Look for the large Matson, Ka Ipu 'Aina shipping container.
Trash bags, gloves and other supplies will be provided. Please bring water and reef-safe sun protection.
Need more info.? Contact the Waikiki Aquarium Volunteer Office at 808-440-9020
* This is a Waikiki Aquarium event, in partnership with Matson, Duke's Waikiki and the City & County of Honolulu *
Please Register by clicking: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/world-oceans-month-beach-cleanup-with-waikiki-aquarium-at-baby-makapuu-tickets-59921634221

Paint for your soul-Jellyfish
Sunday, June 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Waikiki Aquarium, 2777 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
Create your very own ocean inspired jellyfish painting at the Waikiki Aquarium. Inspired by our ocean and the beautiful sea life.
A portion of the proceeds will be contributing to the help and research for the Waikiki Aquarium’s mission.
Class will be held Sunday June 9th ,2019 from 10am-12pm.
All supplies included.
Please note that children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
Reserve your spot now.
http://paintforyoursoul.com/index.php/event/waikiki-aquarium-paint-class/

Paint for your Soul-Turtle
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Waikiki Aquarium, 2777 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
Create your very own ocean inspired turtle painting at the Waikiki Aquarium. Inspired by our ocean and the beautiful sea life.
A portion of the proceeds will be contributing to the help and research for the Waikiki Aquarium’s mission.
Class will be held Sunday June 9th ,2019 from 10am-12pm.
All supplies included.
Please note that children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
Reserve your spot now.
http://paintforyoursoul.com/index.php/event/waikiki-aquarium-paint-class-june-25-2019/

Waikiki Aquarium Seminar-Using Long-Term Monitoring to Understand Human Impacts on Hawaiian Reefs
Monday, June 10, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Waikiki Aquarium, 2777 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
Waikiki Aquarium Seminar Series
Using Long-Term Monitoring to Understand Human Impacts on Hawaiian Reefs
Sarah J. Leicht Severino, M.Sc., Research Assistant, Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology, Coral Reef Ecology Lab
Coral Reef Assessment and Monitoring (CRAMP) sites are located on reefs throughout the Main Hawaiian Islands, and have been monitored periodically since the year 1997. In this talk, we will discuss how the CRAMP sites on Oahu have changed throughout the years and take a closer look into those heavily influenced by human interaction. We will then discuss how these sites compare to the most heavily snorkeled reef in the Main Hawaiian Islands, Hanauma Bay, Oahu HI.

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ONGONG EVENTS

Hawaiians and the SeaLearn about the Hawaiians relationship with the sea. See displays of tools used by the Hawaiians for fishing and the natural materials they were made from.

Wednesdays 3:00 pm-4pm
June 5, 2019
June 12, 2019
June 19, 2019
June 26, 2019

Hawaiian Reef Animals
Search for night‐active crabs, lobsters, eels and octopuses. Look for sleeping parrotfishes, triggerfishes and day octopus in their dens. For the adventurous, ages 6 years and up; youngsters must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should be comfortable in the ocean, both day and night. $20/ adult, $15/child and $15/$10 for members.

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0am – 10:30am
June 6, 2019
June 13, 2019
June 20, 2019
June 27, 2019


Hawaiian Plant Guided Tour
Join Alice Roberts for a personal guided tour of the Aquarium’s native Hawaiian plant gardens. A complete plant guide with 67 plants is also available in the Waikīkī Aquarium’s Volunteer Office. You can print out your own Hawaiian Plant Guide map by going to this link: Click Here
First Thursday of the Month
http://www.waikikiaquarium.org/interact/special-events/lea-lea-little-planet/

Thursday, June 6th, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm




OTHER EVENTS


Behind the Scenes
Learn what makes the Aquarium run, from fish food to quarantine, and many stops in between. Climb-up and peer into the backs of the exhibits and see how exhibits are created. Visit the coral farm where and the Jelly Hale, where sea jellies are raised. The program will end with participants feeding the animals in the Edge of the Reef exhibit. Minimum age 7 years; youngsters must be accompanied by an adult. Accessibility is limited. Groups of ten or less are welcome. $12/adult, $8/child ($15/$10 for non-members).
Mondays 3:00 pm-4pm

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Aquarium After Dark
Discover if fish sleep on an after-dark flashlight tour of the Aquarium. Find the sleeping spot for the red-toothed triggerfish or the rock-mover wrasse. Are yellow tang always yellow? Come for a class followed by a tour of the exhibits. Minimum age 5 years: youngsters must be accompanied by an adult. $10/adult, $7/child ($14/10 for non-members). Pre-registration required.
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Exploring the Reef at Night
Search for night-active crabs, lobsters, eels and octopuses. Look for sleeping parrotfishes, triggerfishes and day octopus in their dens. For the adventurous, ages 6 years and up; youngsters must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should be comfortable in the ocean, both day and night. $20/ adult, $15/child and $15/$10 for members.

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Critter Encounters
Sneak-a-peek behind the scenes, and learn about Hawaiian reef animals. Hold a sea star, feel a sea cucumber and feed an anemone. This half-hour program is a great addition to any visit to Waikiki Aquarium. Perfect for families with children 4 and up. $5/person plus Aquarium Admission.
Mondays 9:30am – 10:30am
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Small Fry (aka Keiki Time)Sharks, turtles, and seals are just some of the animals that will be highlighted in these classes for kids. Keiki will learn about sea creatures through crafts, singing, storytelling, dance and play. Designed for kids 1 to 4 years-old. $10/person, $6/member.
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Exploring the Reef at Night
Search for night-active crabs, lobsters, eels and octopuses. Look for sleeping parrotfishes, triggerfishes and day octopus in their dens. For the adventurous, ages 6 years and up; youngsters must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should be comfortable in the ocean, both day and night. $20/ adult, $15/child and $15/$10 for members.

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Meet the Monk Seals!
More sightings of seals around the main Hawaiian Islands have renewed interest in these amazing and endangered animals. Learn about seals in the wild: What do they eat? How deep do they dive while hunting? Do they really have fingernails? Then move to the monk seal habitat where Aquarium Biologists will introduce you to the resident seals, Makaonaona and Ho'ailona. Participants will assist with seal enrichment activities. Designed for participants 6 and up, but anyone interested is invited to attend. Groups of 15 or less are welcome. $7/person ($10/person for non-members).
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For additional information and to sign up...go to Eventbrite.com and search Waikiki Aquarium...or call the Volunteer Center at (808) 440-9021

Afternoons at the AquariumLooking for something to do after school? Every Wednesday, the Aquarium hosts an interactive learning activity near the Monk Seal Deck. Join us for a critter encounter or a marine science craft designed for families. Free with admission to the Aquarium.

Wednesdays 3:00 pm-3:45 pm

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Aquarium’s Top 5What animals are the most interesting to guests? Learn a little about the longest lived giant clam in captivity, those weird and wonderful seahorses, the most endangered seal in the world, and fish unique to Waikīkī Aquarium. Drop in for this short presentation at one on Mondays and Wednesdays. Free with admission to the Aquarium.

January through March
Every Tuesday, at 1:00 p.m.
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Cuttlefish Feeding

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Meet the BiologistAquarium Biologists teach are all specialists. Learn about their jobs, raising jellyfish, cultivating plankton, feeding seahorses, or growing and shipping coral. Different presentations every week.

1pm – 1:30pm
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Shark Feeding

11:00 am - 11:30 am

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LISTEN TO GREAT INTERVIEW
Interview with Hawaii Public Radio Business of the Arts
Listen to a great interview about Waikiki Aquarium's history, staff, causes and much more.

Founded in 1904 and administered by the University of Hawai'i at Manoa since 1919, the Waikiki Aquarium is located on the shoreline of Waikiki Beach next to a living reef and across from Kapiolani Park. The Aquarium -- second oldest in the U.S. -- showcases more than 500 marine species, and maintains more than 3,500 marine specimens. Public exhibits, education programs and research focus on the unique aquatic life of Hawai'i and the tropical Pacific.

The Aquarium welcomes more than 320,000 visitors annually, and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except Honolulu Marathon Sunday and Christmas Day. Admission is $12 for visitors; $8 for local residents and active duty military with ID, $5 for senior citizens and juniors ages four to 12; and free for children three and under and Friends of Waikiki Aquarium (FOWA) members.

MISSION:

To inspire and promote understanding, appreciation and conservation of Pacific marine life.

DESCRIPTION:

Founded in 1904, the Waikiki Aquarium is the second oldest public aquarium in the United States. A part of the University of Hawai`i at Manoa since 1919, it is located next to a living reef on the Waikiki shoreline. Exhibits, programs, and research focus on the aquatic life of Hawai`i and the tropical Pacific, with roughly 320,000 people visiting the Aquarium each year. Over 3,500 organisms are on exhibit representing more than 500 species of aquatic animals and plants.

EXHIBITS:

Waikiki Aquarium exhibits focus on the diversity of aquatic, shoreline and coral reef habitats and living communities of Hawai`i and the tropical Pacific. Among the highlights:

  • Corals Are Alive! interactive exhibits showcasing corals, their biology and conservation
  • Sea Visions Theatre shows videos that illustrate shoreline conservation and how you can be a responsible reef visitor
  • South Pacific Marine Communities features South Pacific habitats and species, including colorful reef corals and fishes,giant clams, groupers and snappers and intriguing partnerships such asanemone fishes and their host sea anemones
  • Hawaiian Marine Communities recreates Hawaiian habitats from wave-swept surge zone to deep reef slopes, and from young to ancient reefs; celebrates distinctive reef life, including the longnose butterfly fish
  • Ocean Drifters Gallery features a1,000-gallon moon jelly tank and a seasonally changing jelly wall that may contain white-spotted jellies, blue blubbers, sea nettles, box jellies and ctenophores
  • Hunters on the Reef 35,000-gallon exhibits home to Hawaiian sharks and jacks; shark interpretive panels introduce shark biology, research, conservation and safety. New Spyball camera provides up close shark encounters in real time on a television screen
  • Edge of the Reef naturalistic shoreline exhibit offering opportunities for supervised observation and hands-on interactions with selected marine life
  • The Coral Farm exhibit and working research facility for propagation of reef corals
  • Giant Clams exhibit and working research facility for propagation of clams
  • Hawaiian Monk Seal Habitat features the endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal found only in the Hawaiian Islands
  • Aquaculture features moi, a popular food fish, whose numbers have declined in the wild
  • Coastal Gardens with native Hawaiian plants adapted for life close to the sea

ENDANGERED SPECIES:

Hawaiian monk seals; ‘öhai (endemic Hawaiian coastal plant)

UNIQUE SPECIES:

Pacific giant clams; Hawaiian stream gobies; raredeep-reef butterflyfish; bearded armorheads; masked angelfish; and diversenative coastal plants

CONSERVATION & RESEARCH:

The Waikiki Aquarium is a working research facility,conducting numerous conservation and research programs, including:

  • Husbandry, nutrition and behavior of aquatic and marineaquarium specimens
  • Husbandry and propagation of chamberednautilus
  • Spawning behavior, larval rearing, and propagationpotential of selected reef fishes
  • Identification & treatment of diseases, parasiteinfections and other ailments of aquarium marine life
  • Coral husbandry, propagation and conservation
  • Hawaiian monk seal metabolic and bacteriologicalresearch
  • Giant clam husbandry and propagation
  • Sea jelly husbandry and propagation
  • Deep reef coral research
  • Coral Ark: archiving and husbandry of rare Hawaiiancorare deep-reefrals

EDUCATION PROGRAMS:

The Waikiki Aquarium offers numerous education programs,including:

  • Interpretive services: staff or volunteers enrich the visitor experience with explanations of the exhibits, demonstrations, and hands-on experiences
  • Self-tour opportunities for individuals and groups: interpretive graphics & exhibits, handouts are available.
  • School Program: presentations and docent-assisted tours for school groups, grades K - 6
  • Outreach and special request presentations for schools and community groups
  • Community Enrichment Program: year-round natural history field trips, classes, and workshops for children, families, and adults
  • Information services: staff answer questions from visitors & community on marine and aquarium-science related topics

OPPORTUNITIES:

The Waikiki Aquarium affords a number of opportunities to get involved through:

  • Membership: Join the Friends of the Waikïkï Aquarium (FOWA) to enjoy the annual benefits of free admission, 20% discount at the Natural Selections gift shop, quarterly mailings of our beautiful and informative magazine Kilo i'a, free salt water pick-up, and facility rental privileges at "Family" and "Family Plus" levels. To select the membership level right for you,please see the Visitor Services staff or contact Events and Membership Manager Raina Fujitani at (808) 440-9008 for more information.
  • Volunteerism: When you donate your time and curiosity to the Waikiki Aquarium, you are rewarded with diverse and challenging opportunities to help make a difference!
    • Education-- Docents provide on-site presentations and tours to elementary school groups and provide outreach programs for school and community groups. Interpreters at the Edge of the Reef exhibit assist visitors and provide up-close observations of Hawaiian marine life.
    • Live Exhibits -- Assist with husbandry, tank maintenance and feeding.
    • Natural Selection Shop -- Assist with stocking inventory and sales.
    • Membership/PublicRelations/Special Events - Assist with bulk mail outs & communications with Aquarium members, public relations surveys, record-keeping and special events.

AWARDS:

The Waikiki Aquarium has received several awards for its research and conservation efforts, including:

  • 2008 Keep It Hawai`i Award
  • 2003 Munson Aquatic Conservation Exhibit (M.A.C.E.) Award from the American Zoo & Aquarium Association (AZA) for South Pacific Marine Communities exhibit
  • 2003 Edward H. Bean Award from AZA for Long Term Tropical Pacific Coral Propagation Program

DIRECTOR: Dr. Andrew Rossiter

EMPLOYEES: 35 full-time, 36 part-time, 33 affiliate staff

HOURS: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily (except Honolulu Marathon Sunday and Christmas Day)

ADMISSION: $12 for visitors; $8 for local residents and active duty military with ID, $5 for senior citizens and juniors ages four to 12; and free for children three and under and Friends of Waikiki Aquarium (FOWA) members.

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