"Hands-on" and "interactive" are our middle names. If you are looking to enhance your group visit, think about adding a workshop or Junior Science Lab Class.
Junior Science Lab Classes
Who said science is boring? "Get your science on" with our new wet lab series. You'll learn how to dissect a squid, make a wave tube, or observe plankton with a microscope.
Lab classes are filled with exiting demonstrations and hands-on experiments and may include a cool "make your own" take home project like a squid ink card or a your own creative plankton luggage tag.
Groups of 15 participants or more may request a group program with the Education Department. Click here for reservation instructions.

Learn about the internal and external anatomy of this amazing mollusk. Learn about the internal and external anatomy of this amazing mollusk. Squid Dissection with Professor Tako
Dissection is an important part of science discovery that can help us better understand how life works. Students will dissect their own squid, learn about this animal, feed our fish, and write their name on a card with squid ink!

Cost: $2.50 lab fee (with field trip admission).
or $7.50 as a standalone program.
Recommended ages: 5 years and up.
Online reservations are required.

Learn about water layering, salinity, temperature, and pressure. Learn about water layering, salinity, temperature, and pressure. Wacky Wild Wet Lab - the amazing properties of water
Come join "Professor Tako" in the wet lab and perform cool science experiments while exploring the wonderful world of water! Learn about water's incredible powers discover cool things you can do with water. Let Mister Marshmallow "expand" your mind and enjoy science like never before.

Cost: $2.50 lab fee (with field trip admission).
or $7.50 as a standalone program.
Recommended ages: 4 years and up.
Online reservations are required.

Observe and identify live plankton from the Hawaiian oceans. Observe and identify live plankton from the Hawaiian oceans. Microbe Monsters - the microscopic world of plankton
Learn about the teeny, tiny plants and animals called plankton and study live plankton under a microscope! Discover just how important these microscopic organisms are to our ocean's health and food web. Design your own Microbe Monster book mark or luggage tag to take home with you!

Cost: $2.50 lab fee (with field trip admission).
or $7.50 as a standalone program.
Recommended ages: 5 years and up.
Online reservations are required.

Hands-on Workshops
Our hands-on and interactive workshops and tours are a treat for anyone that has an interest in marine life and serve as a perfect opportunity to enhance your field trip curriculum.
Design your own t-shirt, or make a shrimp aquarium; it's all possible.
Groups of 15 participants or more may request a group program with the Education Department. Click here for reservation instructions.

The Opae Ula is an endemic brackish water crustacean found in anchialine ponds in the Hawaiian Islands. The Opae Ula is an endemic brackish water crustacean found in anchialine ponds in the Hawaiian Islands. Opae Ula - Hawaiian Super Shrimp
Learn about Hawai'i's endemic and endangered anchialine pond shrimp and their ecosystem and make your own Opae Ula aquarium to take home. Lesson includes learning about crustacean characteristics and anatomy.
Teacher special: bring your own aquarium and design it into an Opae Ula home for your classroom (material fee applies).

Cost: $8.50 material fee (per aquarium with field trip admission).
or $12.50 as a standalone program.
Recommended ages: 4 years and up.
Online reservations are required.

Design your own t-shirt, pillow case, or any other items. Let your creativity roam free. Design your own t-shirt, pillow case, or any other items. Let your creativity roam free. T-shirt and fabric printing
Create your own personalized t-shirt in this unique aquatic themed t-shirt designing workshop. Sharks, turtles, dolphins, and even an eel are among the choices exclusively available for this workshop. Our special printing technique makes this workshop fun and easy to do for the whole family.
New: bring in your own fabric to print on like a pillow case, tank top, or canvas bag.

Cost: $150.00 private workshop fee.
(includes use of 10 printing stations and 10 free shirts. Additional shirts may be purchased starting at $5.00 per shirt).
Recommended ages: 4 years and up.
Online reservations are required.

There’s a new way for children and adults to view tropical sea life and even touch some of it.
Hawaii Business Magazine

The guides at the Living Art Marine Center really know their stuff
A. de Coligny - Hnl Family Magazine

There are hands-on enriching experiences as
learning is the core of the center
.
Makai Ocean Lifestyle Magazine

The kids got to see all sorts of sea life. It was a fun outing.
Momsinhawaii (...read more)

Oahu’s Living Art Marine Center a hidden gem.
Nathan Kam (...read more)

Dissection is an important method to learn more about internal and external anatomy.
Dissection is an important method to learn more about internal and external anatomy.

Friendly and knowledgable educators will make your  experience unforgetable.
Friendly and knowledgable educators will make your experience unforgetable.

Touching animals at the Discovery Zone is an important part of scientific inquiry.
Touching animals at the Discovery Zone is an important part of scientific inquiry.

The Opae Ula is an endemic brackish water crustacean found in anchialine ponds in the Hawaiian Islands.
The Opae Ula is an endemic brackish water crustacean found in anchialine ponds in the Hawaiian Islands.

Get creative and design your own t-shirt, pillow case, or canvas bag.
Get creative and design your own t-shirt, pillow case, or canvas bag.