Classes starting at Aquarium
Get up close and personal with creatures of the sea through the Waikiki Aquarium's winter classes. Minimum age to attend is 5, unless otherwise stated. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 923-9741 or visit www.waquarium.org.
» Marine Munchies: Learn about creature's feeding habits during an after-hours feeding session. Feed the fish at the "Edge of the Reef" exhibit. Cost is $20; $15 children. On Monday afternoons, except holidays, from 4:15 to 6 p.m.
» Digital Photography Techniques: Professional photographer Keoki Stender explains how to shoot better images and improve them by computer. For ages 14 and up. From 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Cost is $12.
» Exploring the Reef at Night: Study coral reef history, conservation and safety on the beach behind the aquarium. From 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 19; and 7 to 9:30 p.m. March 5. Cost is $12; $10 children.
» Small Fry: Weekly sessions for ages 1 to 3, Feb. 20 to March 19. Crafts, song, play and exploration of the exhibits included. Cost is $80 per adult/child team. Sessions are 8:30 to 10 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. to noon for five Wednesdays. Repeats April 2 to 30.
» Sea Stars: Learn about camouflage, locomotion, predators and prey in three sessions for ages 3 to 5, 3 to 4:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 27 to March 12. Repeats April 16 to 30. Cost is $48 per adult/child team.
» Ka'ena Point Coastal Hike: Five-mile nature walk with an aquarium naturalist, covers coastal ecosystems, geology and history, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 23. Laysan albatross nests and chicks are among sights that can be viewed from the trail. Must be 16 or older and provide own transportation. Cost is $10.
» "Mystery at the Waikiki Aquarium: The Case of the Missing Zooxanthellae": Help solve a mystery by matching suspects' DNA and fingerprints with those left at the crime scene, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 29. For ages 7 to 12; one adult may accompany up to three detectives. Cost is $20 per adult/child team.
» Home for a Hermit Crab: Parents and their 4- to 6-year-olds investigate hermit crabs and their housemates through storytelling, art and up-close encounters, 9 to 10:30 a.m. March 27. Cost is $16.