Welcome Back Whales Day
Join us at the Maui Ocean Center, on January 21, 2023, to celebrate the return of humpback whales to the Hawaiian Islands.
Celebrate whale season in Hawai‘i with the Maui Ocean Center, the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, and NOAA Fisheries! This special event is open to the public and will have educational activities, keiki art projects and games, and ocean-themed videos. Keep a lookout for whales on the aquarium’s Māʻalaea Lookout Ramp!
The “Welcome Back Whales” activities are included with aquarium admission. All ages are welcome to participate.
- NOAA’s Whale & Dolphin Activity Booths
Learn how NOAA scientists study whales and dolphins, how we respond to entangled animals, and what you can do to help.
- Maui Ocean Center’s “Humpbacks of Hawaiʻi” Exhibit and 3D Sphere Experience Film
Check out the exhibit and 3D film (plays daily each half hour).