Have you heard about "Sundays at the Bay"? It's an offering from the Hanauma Bay Education Program that offers various talks and sessions to "to educate the public about Hawai'i's marine environment, thereby enhancing appreciation and promoting understanding and stewardship of Hanauma Bay".
"Every Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. the Hanauma Bay Education Program hosts an educational film or brings Hawai'i's leading researchers, environmental leaders, natural resource managers and cultural practitioners to the nature preserve to speak about their work. The topics of these presentations relate to monthly themes such asExploring Hawai'i's Marine Life, Coastal Hazards and Community Resilience and Protected Species Awareness. For more information visit their calendar of events."
On OCTOBER 23rd, they have a special FREE film showing of BBC Earth's Ocean Giants (runtime is 50 minutes)! (Admission fee for non-Hawaii residents will still apply for those who also desire beach access.)
They can also arrange other educational sessions for local groups on a wide range of marine related topics. Contact them for details.
Public parking is $1/vehicle. Regular hours are (as of this post) 6am-6pm Oct-March and 6am-7pm April-Sept. Admittance to the Sunday afternoon presentations begin at 2:45pm. If you want to go to the beach as well, you will have to go through the regular admission entrance. If you go to Hanauma Bay another day, please remember they are closed on Tuesdays, Christmas, and New Years Day, and could also be closed on any day that has severe weather. You can call (808) 396-4229 for a recorded message for current fees, hours & conditions.
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