Pacific Whale Foundation

Pacific Whale Foundation

whale watch maui free adventures

World Whale Film Festival
Historic Iao Theatre, Wailuku
Friday, February 8
The annual World Whale Film Festival promotes visual storytellers who are passionate about our oceans. Our mission is to tell powerful stories that inspire ocean and wildlife conservation around the world. The official theme of World Whale Film Festival 2019 is ‘inspiring ocean health through waves of change.’ For more information, visit

Maui Family YMCA

Maui Family YMCA

Date Night at the YMCA Childwatch • Ages 2–12
February 8 
Drop your kids off at the YMCA while you go on a date. We will be providing dinner, dessert, a drink, arts & crafts, and games. Two year olds must be potty trained completely out of diapers.

Roots School

Roots School

Children’s World Faire
65 Hana Hwy., Paia 
Saturday, February 9 • 2pm–6pm
This fun event features a bouncy castle, pony rides, face painting,
silent auction, crafts, games, food, art, culture, fashion and
performances representing countries around the globe.

Maui Tumblers Kid Ninja Competition

Maui Tumblers

We are turning Makena Crossfit into a kids ninja zone!
On Saturday, February 9 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm, your child can compete in a challenging obstacle course to be crowned top Ninja of Maui!

The competition will consist of three age groups: Boys and Girls 5-7, 8-9, 10-12 years. The obstacle course will include swinging from bars and ropes, climbing/jumping over obstacles, rolling, crawling, agility work, and much more!

12 competitors will compete to be crowned top Ninja of Maui.
There will be three rounds for time: Round 1, all 12 competitors are timed, Top 6 from round 1 will advance to round 2, top 3 will advance to final round. Winner will receive a trophy!

Please arrive at Makena Crossfit by 2:30 to check-in and warm up.
Makena Crossfit is located at 300 Ohukai Rd. #101 (last building)

Click on View Classes and Register, scroll down class list and click on Ninja Competition to reserve your spot today!

Hawaii Nature Center

Hawaii Nature Center
875 Iao Valley Rd., Wailuku

Ti Time • Ages 6+ (Families welcome)
February 9 & April 13 • Saturday 
Enjoy a morning in the valley learning how to weave a ti leaf lei!
To reserve a spot, email! Cost is $20.00 per person (non-members) or $10 per person (members & volunteers).

Makawao Town’s 27th Annual Chinese New Year’s Lion Dance Celebration

Saturday, February 9th, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Makawao merchants invite you to come and join in this celebration. Au’s Shaolin Arts will offer the Lion Dance with a Martial Arts Demonstration and plenty of firecrackers to open the New Year! Saturday, February 9th at 10 a.m. on the corner of Baldwin and Makawao Avenues. After the demonstration the lion will dance through the streets of Makawao! Plenty of parking in the lot off Brewer Road behind Matsui Store Building.

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center
275 E. Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului

Chinese New Year Celebration

Sunday, February 10 • 2:00pm–4:00pm
Celebrate the Year of the Pig featuring family activities and entertainment, including Au’s Shaolin Arts Lion Dance, firecrackers and keiki crafts. Kung Hei Fat Choy!

Ohana Block Party

February 9 @ 5:00 pm – February 9 @ 9:00 pm

A family friendly community event with Food Trucks, Crafts and Local Vendors. This is a fundraising event to help youth sports teams with equipment and travel expenses.

Maui Ocean Center 270-7000

Exhibit Grand Opening
Humpbacks of Hawaii Exhibit & Sphere

The humpbacks are here. Join us on February 10th for a monumental occasion as we officially open the Humpbacks of Hawaii Exhibit & Sphere, forever changing Maui’s humpback whale experience. Heralded as the first immersive experience of its kind in the world, Humpbacks of Hawaii brings you into their world, eye-to-eye, and in proportion with one of Earth’s most majestic marine mammals. 

The Grand Opening is an all-day celebration that includes:

  • 9:00am Exhibit blessing by Hawaiian Cultural Advisor, Kahu Dane Maxwell
  • Live entertainment by Chop Suey Jazz Orchesstra, Maui Community Band & Nā Wai ʻEhā
  • Live remote broadcast with KISS FM and
  • Information booths by Pacific Whale Foundation, Whale Trust, and NOAA Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
  • Free prizes and giveaways
  • Whale-themed specials at Seascape Restaurant and Maui Ocean Treasures

Purchase the AquariumPLUS ticket to have access to the film screen in the Sphere.

Free Ukulele Lessons
Mon.–Fri. • 11am–1pm • February, March, & April
Learn how to play one of Hawaii’s most iconic musical instruments with Jason Macapulay. Five guests per class, appropriate for ages 12 and up. Schedule subject to change. For more info call (808) 270-7000 or visit Complimentary with Aquarium admission. Appropriate for all ages.

Turtle-rrific Tuesday
Nursery Bay
February 5 & 19, March 5 & 19, April 2 & 16 • 2pm
Meet the Hawaiian green sea turtles at Maui Ocean Center! Experience an up-close encounter with the honu (turtle) as veterinarian Dr. Paul McCurdy & aquarists measure, weight, & examine turtles during their routine checkup. Cost: Included with Aquarium admission

Science Sundays
Hawaiians and the Sea
Every Sunday • 11:30am–12:30pm
Do you have a Junior Scientist in your group? Join us for Marine themed hands-on science activities. Recommended ages 8 & up. Included with Aquarium admission

Monthly Beach & Reef Clean-Up
Beach & Reef Clean Up: Scavenger Hunt Contest, Kahului Harbor
Sundays • February 17, March 10, April 14
7:30 am–9:30 am
Join Maui Ocean Center & the MOC Marine Institute to conquer beach & reef litter.Bring: cups for that delicious cup ‘o joe & water, sturdy shoes, reef-friendly sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. For reef clean ups bring: snorkel, mask, fins, rash guard, & a cutting tool such as scissors. Buckets, gloves, and collection bags will be provided. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Questions/RSVP:

Hawaiian Craft Making
Hawaiians and the Sea
Wednesdays, Fridays, & Sundays 
February, March, April • 2pm–3pm
Learn the art, history, and cultural significance of lei making and lauhala weaving with Cultural Practitioner Ko`i. Includes a hands-on demonstration, & each participant receives a free lei or weaving material to take home. Schedule subject to change. Included with Aquarium admission.

Lawai’a ‘Upena
Nursery Bay Hale
Mondays, Tuesdays, & Fridays 
February, March, & April • 10am–2pm
Fish net weaving is a skill passed down from generation to generation. Learn the art of net weaving and throw-net fishing with Greg “Gigi” Gomes. Schedule subject to change. Included with Aquarium admission.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui 442-7898

Open Enrollment for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui School-Based Mentoring Program

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui is located at Kahului Elementary, Wailuku Elementary, Princess Nahienaena Elementary, and Kamehameha Schools. Offering elementary school students the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a caring and responsible mentor (typically a high school student) in a supervised group setting for one hour after school. If you are interested in enrolling as a Little or Big please call (808)442-7898 or e-mail us at

Public Libraries

Kahului Library: Keiki Story Time

90 School St., Kahului

Nurture your child with the love of reading by attending a storytime session!
Saturdays, 10:30 am
Preschool age

Kihei Library: Teen Literature Group

35 Waimahaihai St., Kihei, HI

Discuss literature, share thoughts and opinions. For ages 12-19. Ongoing Event occurring on the 1st Friday of every month. Time: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Cost: free.

Call Kathleen at 875-6833 to register.

Surfing Goat Dairy 878-2870
3651 Omaopio Rd., Kula

Evening Chore Tour

Monday–Saturday • 3:15 – 4:15 PM
All age levels are appropriate

Assist in our evening chores. Learn to hand milk a goat, then help with the evening feedings and learn more about our award winning cheeses and how they are made. $12 for kids $15 for adult

Grand Dairy Tour

Saturdays at 9:00 AM
All age levels are appropriate

A two-hour hands-on visit and tasting experience you will love. Bring your family and friends! Be a goat herder for the day, even try to milk a goat. Includes a tasting of the many different varieties of our cheeses. $25 Reservations required.