Recycling Pays Off!

The Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute will be the recipients of almost $15,000 for collecting and recycling fishing nets from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. These nets will be shipped to Oahu and converted to energy. The program goal is convert up to 6 tons of nets.

Collection bins will be places in Maalaea next month. Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute has been working on installing and implementing a recycling program since 2018 installing recycle bins around the island. To date hey have installed 37 bins and have collected more then 20 miles of fishing line.

The Maui community can help by putting old fishing line in one of the recycling bins. If you see a sick or injured sea turtle please report it to the sea turtle response line 808-286-2549.

Maui Ocean Center Keiki Story Time

Maui Ocean Center members are eligible to enjoy exclusive Keiki Story Time from 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm January 27th in the Makai Theater. This is part of their Read Aloud America program.

Story time will be appropriate for ages prekindergarten up through second grade. Read Aloud America program director Joanne Laird will be reading popular children’s picture books. For each child in attendance a healthy snack will be provided.

This is a new event for annual members. Reservations to attend must be made in advance at

1st Annual Taste Of Kohola Brewery

This Thursday October 18th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Kohola Brewery will be holding a tasting benefit for Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute and Hui O Wa’a Kaulua. Event will be held at the Maui Ocean Center in Wailuku.

Ticket prices include six different Kohola craft beers, a souvenir glass, live entertainment, coral feeding station, sea turtle exploration station, diving presentation, celestial navigation, and a beer inspired menu at Reef Cafe. Food items will also be on hand for purchase.

More information and to purchase tickets available here. Please drink responsibly.


Future Dome Theatre

New Dome Theatre at the Maui Ocean Center broke ground on Wednesday. The future dome theatre will feature 139 seats, 360 degree 3-D laser images of ocean life and night stars. Fantastic way to teach through entertainment!