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Papahānaumokuākea Event at Waikiki Aquarium …fun for the whole family!!

Waikīkī Aquarium, in partnership with NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument and other community partners, is hosting this public event to celebrate 10 years of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On July 30, 2010, Papahānaumokuākea was inscribed as a mixed World Heritage site for its outstanding natural and cultural attributes. World Heritage sites safeguard for humanity the most universal and significant aspects of our global natural and cultural heritage. Papahānaumokuākea was the first mixed UNESCO World Heritage site in the United States and the second World Heritage Site in Hawai‘i.

Festivities at Waikīkī Aquarium will include ocean education and sustainability activities featuring the islands and atolls of Papahānaumokuākea. Artist and special guest Patrick Ching will be on hand to unveil a new Papahānaumokuākea coloring book.

Entertainment by Leon & Malia along with Storybook Theatre of Hawaii!!

This event is included with regular Aquarium admission.

$12 for visitors; $8 for Kama’aina and active duty military with ID, $5 for senior citizens and juniors ages 4-12; and free for children three and under and Friends of the Waikīkī Aquarium (FOWA) members.

For more information visit http://www.waikikiaquarium.org or call 808-440-9020.

Top Photo: Nihoa as seen from aboard the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hikianalia. Brad Kaʻaleleo Wong/OHA