A hidden gem...

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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Visit our Media and Mahalos page for some highlights of the great fun we've had over these past years.
Pics & Reviews
The amazing colors of the reef await you on your visit to the Living Art Marine Center.
The amazing colors of the reef await you on your visit to the Living Art Marine Center.
"The LAMC offers 75,000 liters of sea life on display in a variety of tropical fish tanks (seemed like more than a hundred), do-it-yourself workshops (including a special area for kids to do arts/crafts), an aquatic touch tank (with starfish, crabs, and other creatures), and a shark museum. The main feature is the “Tour the Six Oceans” display which takes you on a journey around the tropics to discover how the reef and its inhabitants are quite different and unique in the displays highlighting six areas around the world – Hawaii and Christmas Island, Australia, Philippines and Indonesia, Baja Mexico, the Caribbean, and the Red Sea."
-Kam Family Blog
A day on the beach.....
TechBox tagged along with our guided tour with Kamehameha Schools to learn about what makes the Living Art Marine Center cool: everything!
6ft long sea cucumbers.....
How wild is Hawaii's shallow water reef? Well, imagine octopus, 6 foot long sea cucumbers, moray eels, and grunting triggerfish!