Pass good for three national parks
A $25 Tri-Park pass is available for those who love the outdoors and exploring the wonders of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Pu'uhonua o Honaunau (Place of Refuge), and Haleakala National Park on Maui.
The annual pass allows admission to all three for a year from the date of issue. This is a particularly good time to head to the Big Island's volcanoes, marking 25 years of Kilauea's continuous eruption.
To purchase a pass, inquire at the park entrances, or call (808) 985-6151.
STAR-BULLETIN / 2005
Kilauea's glow is evident at night. The volcano has been continuously erupting for 25 years.
Celebrate Year of the Reef on Maui
This year has been proclaimed the International Year of the Reef, and Maui Ocean Center will be hosting a variety of reef-themed activities monthly throughout 2008.
On Jan. 17, "Night at the Reef" from 6 to 8 p.m., will allow the public the rare opportunity to explore the aquarium after dark. Admission is $18 for adults with discounts for children, members, and kamaaina.
A number of events, free with center admission, take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 20 through 26, when naturalist presentations offer insight into the world of tiny invertebrates to giant green sea turtles, and everything in between. Learn about the delicate balance sustained on reefs and some of the threats that face these ecosystems. Kids coral crafts, stories, and activities will appeal to our younger crowd, and offer inspiration for the younger generation to care for and cherish the oceans and marine life.
Coral themed children's craft sessions will take place at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 20, 23 and 26. Coral Stations will also be available daily with diagrams and coral props that visitors can touch and feel while a marine naturalist shares information.
Center admission is $24 for adults, $21 for seniors, and $17 for children, with kamaaina prices set at $15, $13 and $8, respectively.