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World Oceans Day at Kalākaua Park

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Downtown Hilo Museum Square Presents

World Oceans Day 2024
Saturday, June 8th in Kalākaua Park, 10:00 AM–2:00 PM


Join the Downtown Hilo Museum Square (East Hawai‘i Cultural Center, Hawai‘i Science and Technology Museum, Mokupāpapa Discovery Center, and Pacific Tsunami Museum) for our 3rd annual World Ocean Day event. This is a free family-friendly event aimed at highlighting our kuleana, our responsibility, in caring for our oceans, conservation-related issues, and celebrating our oceans.
World Ocean Day (June 8) is an internationally recognized day of awareness aimed at encouraging people to come together towards restoring and protecting the oceans and ultimately the planet. The 2023 theme is Planet Ocean: Tides Are Changing.

Visit https://worldoceanday.org/ for more information

The Museum Square event will feature FREE keiki activities, entertainment, informational booths and more!

PLUS we’ll be offering you a chance to win an awesome prize bag, filled with goodies from each of the 4 Museum Square host organizations! Come down to the event, pick up a stamp card, visit the participating organizations to complete your card, then enter our raffle for a chance to win!


Participating organizations

‘Āina Ho’ōla Initiative https://ainahoola.org/ or @aina_hoola_initiative
Big Island Water Garden Club
Big Island Genki Ball Project
East Hawai‘i Cultural Center
Hawaii Wai Ola https://www.hawaiiwaiola.com/
Hawai‘i Science and Technology Museum https://hawaiisciencemuseum.org/ or @hawaiisciencemuseum
Hilo Public Library https://www.librarieshawaii.org/branch/hilo-public-library/
Keiki Labs https://www.keikilabs.com/ or @keikilabs
Mokupāpapa Discovery Center https://www.papahanaumokuakea.gov/education/center.html   or @papahanaumokuakea.hawaii
Pacific Tsunami Museum http://tsunami.org/
Sophie’s Critters https://sophiescritters.com/ or @sophiecritters
Big Island Invasive Species Committee
Zero Waste Hawai’i Island https://www.zerowastehi.org/ or @zerowastehi 


And visit our Museum Square businesses for specials during the event!

Big Island Climbing: 10% off purchases during the event, BOGO, Raffle giveaway
Big Island Bookbuyers: 10% off purchases during the event
Crazy Beautiful: Free item with purchase.
Poke Market:  Special of the day!
RK Woods Gallery: 10% off purchases during the event & Discount on sea creatures art hanging on the wall
Wade Morales Photography Gallery: 5% off purchases during the event

Mahalo to the Waiākea High School Key Club for their awesome volunteers


June 8
10:00 am - 2:00 pm