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Hawaii Weekend at the Aquarium

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Take a break from winter, dress up in Aloha wear, and join us at the Aquarium to explore a little of the tropics. Discover some of the unique sea life that originates only in the Hawaiian Islands. Featuring Hawaiian entertainment, hands-on activities and special diver shows.

The Pacific Northwest will get a taste of the tropics and Hawaiian culture as award-winning, Hawaii-produced musical “Honu By The Sea” performs at Seattle Aquarium’s Hawaii Weekend. The performances will mark the show’s eighth anniversary of spreading its musical message of friendship and ocean conservation to children and families worldwide. Attendees to Hawaii Weekend can look forward to two showings of “Honu By The Sea” per day over the course of the three-day event:

“Honu By The Sea” at Seattle Aquarium’s Hawaii Weekend

January 18, 19, and 20, 2020

Shows at 10:30am and 1pm

“Honu By The Sea” is a family-friendly underwater musical fantasy. The show tells the story of Kainoa, a Hawaiian, surfer-beachboy who finds a magical sea star that grants him a wish to spend a day under the sea. There, Kainoa meets Malia the honu (sea turtle) and other fascinating creatures including Hula Hoop the octopus, Shaka the crab, and Kapper the sea horse. The Broadway-style musical provides lessons on the value of friendship and the virtues of saving the ocean environment through the magic of theater. The show features colorful costumes, lively choreography, stunning orchestration, and endearing songs that enhance the storytelling.

Hawaii Weekend also features more Hawaiian storytelling and dance with Kalei'okalani Matsui of Huraiti Mana, a Seattle based Polynesian Dance Troupe. Kalei’okalani brings stories of the Kanaka Maoli or Native Hawaiian people at 11am & 1:45pm.

In addition, visitors to the Aquarium will learn about some of the sealife that calls Hawaii home, and how Seattle Aquarium research is collecting data to help protect and conserve these species.

See daily schedule online.

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