Doze with the Dolphins/Slumber with the Sharks
What happens at Sea Life Park after sundown? Do dolphins doze? Do sharks slumber? Discover the answers to these and other questions by participating in Sea Life Park’s exciting overnight program! Learn about animals’ nocturnal behaviors, embark on a flashlight twilight tour, explore the anatomy of a squid and set sail on a scavenger hunt. “Dozers” can choose to sleep next to the dolphins at our Hawaii Ocean Theatre, curl up alongside out Shark Tank, or pitch a tent in our Makapu’u Meadows. The program times and events can vary depending upon requests.
*$60/participant including an evening snack and breakfast. Chaperones are charged for meals only.
*Participants can choose to eat dinner at the park or before arrival. (Dinner can be provided for an additional charge). Call for scheduling.
5:30 Turtle Feeding/Touch Pool Exploration
6:00 Dinner at our Restaurant
7:10 All About Sharks Lecture/Craft
7:45 Twilight Tour
8:15 Squid Exploration of Internal Anatomy
9:00 Snack at Restaurant
10:30 Time for Slumber/ Lights out!
Camp is our favorite time of the year where our youth become mini marine biologist! Each school intersession break, Sea Life Park hosts in-depth, week-long camps for ages K-6th grade. Each camp focuses on marine life and conservation. This includes beach clean-ups, themed games, intriguing class time, snorkeling with stingrays and meeting a dolphin! Please see kamaainakids.com for registration. *$220 /child for 1 week. Can request care before and after Sea Life Park programming on site.
Sample agenda from Day 1
9:00AM Ray Encounter and Snorkeling with Sea Life Park Reef fish
10:30 Welcome and games
11:15 Scavenger Hunt in the Park
12:30 Dolphin Cove Show
1:00 Introduction to Cetaceans class
1:45 Marine Mammal Stranding Activity
2:50 Kolohe Kai Sea Lion Show
Want to become a fish expert? This class goes through some of the more commonly seen Hawaiian Reef fish and explores unique features that belong to each of these groups of herbivores, carnivores or both! *$5/participant. Typically an evening-scheduled class dependent upon availability. Call for scheduling.
Tide Pool Exploration
There are many animals that make the tide pools their home. Come learn their names and all the changes they have to adapt to as we become explorers of the intertidal zone on this wet adventure! Participants search with us for some of the special ocean critters without backbones and observe them in their natural habitat right across the street at Makapu’u! This class is outside at the tide pools and requires reef walkers of some sort. *$10/participant. Typically a weekend morning class. Subject to group size. Call for scheduling.
Beach Clean ups
There are many things you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. Let’s tackle marine debris together with a community beach cleanup and make a difference! Learn how marine debris affects every kind of ocean life and how long our trash takes to break down. This outside class is a great way to give back to the community while learning and having fun! *FREE. Subject to group size. Call for scheduling.
Animal Trainer 101
Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a marine mammal trainer? Come meet one of our very best and learn how they got started on their journey to this career. Get fishy and learn the basics to training a marine mammal with one right in front of you! *$150/participant. 9-1PM. Includes lunch. Must be 18+. Call for an application.
Sea Life Park Hawaii can be a different place at night! Come embark on a tour of our facility after the lights go out. Do sea lions snore? Do dolphins sleep? See how some of our animals change colors on this flashlight tour and hear some of the funny stories about our animals at night. *$10/participant. 7:30PM-9PM. 50 participants max. Call for scheduling.
Do squid have bones? What about a beak? If you’ve ever wondered where the ink of a squid comes from, come join us and other young minds to take an inside look at one of the most fascinating marine invertebrates on our reefs. In this program, children are guided through the exploration of the internal anatomy of their own squid where they learn how this animal works right alongside a parent if desired! Leave our program smelling nice and fishy after learning a lot while having fun. *$10/squid. Call for scheduling.
For further information and for reservations, please contact the Sea Life Park Hawai'i Education Department at (808) 259-2512, (808) 259-2513 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.