Turtle Mania at Maui Ocean Center

A series of programs offers guests fun facts about the Hawaiian green sea turtle By: Marty Wentzel
Turtle Mania teaches curious visitors about the flippered creatures. // © 2015 Maui Ocean Center
Turtle Mania teaches curious visitors about the flippered creatures. // © 2015 Maui Ocean Center

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The Hawaiian green sea turtle swims into the spotlight throughout June at Maui Ocean Center. During a series of programs called Turtle Mania, clients can find out fun facts about the flippered critters.

Each day, naturalists offer interactive presentations throughout the attraction, and visitors can join behind-the-scenes tours. Young guests can take part in story time and hands-on crafts activities. Other special events include close-up turtle encounters, a Father’s Day buffet, the Sleep With the Sharks sleepover, World Oceans Day festivities, talk-story sessions and hula lessons.

It all takes place at the largest tropical aquarium in the western hemisphere, featuring 60 exhibits. While there, clients can check out the 750,000-gallon Open Ocean exhibit, complete with an acrylic tunnel.

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