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STAR-BULLETIN / 2005
The Maui Ocean Center invites families to explore the world of the green sea turtle through a week of activities.
Maui Ocean Center invites kids for peek under the shell
Dive into the world of sea turtles through "Turtle Mania -- A Honu Experience," taking place through Saturday at Maui Ocean Center.
Naturalist presentations will focus on turtle biology and behavior. Children's activities include story time and a craft at 12:30 p.m. daily at the aquarium's Marine Mammal Discovery Center.
Another highlight is the Sea Turtle Encounter, offered at 11 a.m. and 2 and 4 p.m. daily throughout the week for ages 6 and older. Participants will help prepare nutritious food for the turtles, assist in the feeding and learn what happens to the turtles when they are released to the ocean. Encounters include a lunch or afternoon snack at the Reef Cafe. There is a $20 charge per person in addition to regular aquarium admission. Reserve by calling (808) 270-7089.
Kids can also enjoy a "Totally Turtles Sleepover" including a pizza party, pancake breakfast and souvenir photos. The sleepover is from 5:30 p.m. to 8 a.m. daily for keiki in the third to eighth grades, at a cost of $65 per child. Reserve at (808) 270-7075.
Maui Ocean Center is at 192 Maalaea Road.