Waikiki Aquarium hosts exciting summer classes

May 23, 2012  |   |  Comments
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Adults and children can explore the Waikiki Aquarium at night at the Aquarium After Dark class.

Summer is just around the corner and the Waikīkī Aquarium is ready!

Adults and children can attend three unique classes throughout the summer. They can choose between learning all about local marine life, meeting an endangered Hawaiian Monk seal or walking amongst the fishes at night.

The Waikīkī Aquarium’s exhibits, programs and research focuses on the aquatic life of Hawaiʻi and the tropical Pacific. There are more than 3,500 marine animals in the aquarium’s exhibits, which represent more than 500 species of aquatic animals and plants.

To learn more about these and other happenings visit the Waikīkī Aquarium’s website.

Aquarium After Dark

  • Tuesday, June 12, 7–9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 26, 7–9 p.m.
  • Friday, July 13, 7–9 p.m.

The Aquarium opens its doors to anyone who’s ever wondered where the fish go at night. On an after-dark flashlight tour of the aquarium, visitors will learn where the red-toothed triggerfish and rock-mover wrasse sleep and discover what color the yellow tang becomes at night. Minimum age 5 years; youngsters must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $10/adult, $7/child ($14/10 for non-members). Registration required.

Beginning Fish Watching

  • Wednesday, June 13, 3–3:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 26, 3–3:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 10, 3–3:45 p.m.

Enjoy a review of the common fish and invertebrates seen in shallow water along the south shore of Oʻahu. A great learning experience for visitors and a good review for residents. For snorkelers of all ages (that can sit through a 45-minute class). $2/person (plus admission into the aquarium). Registration required.

Monk Seal Mania

  • Thursday, July 12, 3–3:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 19, 3–3:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 26, 3–3:45 p.m.

With the arrival of Hōʻailona to Waikīkī Aquarium, it’s time to learn more about Hawaiian Monk seals. What do seals eat? How long do they hold their breath? How many are there? What can I do to help? Designed for audiences age 7 and up. $2/person (plus admission to the aquarium). Registration required.

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