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Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

  • 726 S. Kihei Rd. Map It
  • Kihei
  • Educational Institution
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 02/12/2015

Fodor's Review

This nature center sits in prime humpback-viewing territory beside a restored ancient Hawaiian fishpond. Whether the whales are here or not, the education center is a great stop for youngsters curious to know more about underwater life, and for anyone eager to gain insight into the cultural connection between Hawaii and its whale residents. Interactive displays and informative naturalists explain it all, including the sanctuary that acts as a breeding ground for humpbacks. Throughout the year, the center hosts activities that include talks, labs, and volunteer opportunities. The sanctuary itself includes virtually all the waters surrounding the archipelago. Just outside the visitor center is the ancient Koieie fishpond; it is a popular place for locals to bring their keiki to wade in the water.

Sight Information

Address:

726 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei, Hawaii, 96753, United States

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Phone:

808-879–2818; 800-831–4888

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Weekdays 10–3

Updated 02/12/2015

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