Family Programs

Since opening in 2010, the Living Art Marine Center in Honolulu Hawaii has grown into a staple for marine science education and a local favorite for families to enjoy the beauty of the undersea world. As of 2018, the Living Art Marine Center is permanently closed. Visitations are not accepted. This page is for your reference purposes only.


We would like to take this moment to thank the community for the immense support for our education programs. Over the past 8 years, the Marine Center offered hands-on activity-based marine science programs for up to 30,000 visitors a year. With no outside funding and a very small staff, it is a testament of what can be done for marine science education and conservation. A big mahalo to our island 'ohana for the support and the wonderful years.

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Pics & Reviews
Dissect a Squid or a Fish
Dissect a Squid or a Fish.
"Came with my 4 year old daughters class. We had a great time. Very educational. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Great art projects for the kids! And the kids loved petting the sea life. A wonderful experience!"
-Ryan E. through Yelp
Opae Ula - Hawaiian Super Shrimp
Opae Ula - Hawaiian Super Shrimp
The Opae Ula is a shrimp found locally in Hawaiian waters. This cute animal is ideal as a pet for all ages because our environments are developed to need no cleaning, no feeding, and no hassle! Learn more about these amazing creatures and make your aquarium.
Choose one of the three aquarium options:
1. Bring in your own aquarium $20.00
2. Mini Home (with lid) $25.00
3. Opae Ula Glass Globe $25.00
No longer offered...
Design your own t-shirts.
Ocean Craft Day
Are you the artistic type? Do you like to make ocean themed crafts? Or do you simply want to learn how to? Then the Ocean Craft Day is right for you!
Join us every first and third Saturday between 10:00 and 12:00 p.m. for open studio to do crafts, or to relax and check out our fish. Choice of craft activities are: T-shirt designing, shell carving, and shell necklace making.
No longer offered...
Mini Aquaponics
Mini Aquaponics
You can grow plants using just water, sunlight, fishpoop, and some love. It's a true story. In this fun workshop we'll teach you the basics of aquaponics. The best part? You'll get to design your own aquaponics kit with real fish and plant to take home.
No longer offered...
Super Squid Dissection
Super Squid Dissection
Dissection is an important part of science discovery that can help us better understand how life works. Professor Tako's students will dissect their own squid, learn about this animal, and feed our fish!
New! Professor Tako now offers gigantic Super Squid to dissect. There are more body parts to see, more dissection to do, and it's way more fun!
No longer offered...