Scout Program

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Calling all scouts! Join our Aquarium Staff and dive into an adventure full of discovery, scientific inquiry, and hands-on fun. The Living Art Marine Center is the place to be for in-depth scout programs, workshops, laboratory classes, or outdoor adventures. A wide variety of programs can be chosen for tiger, wolf, bear, and webelos ranks. Our scout program covers part or full requirements of rank electives, academic pins, belt loops, and the oceanography merit badge. Please ask our Education Department staff for information on which program is the best choice for your scout group.

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Excursions & Labs
Fish Dissection with Professor Tako
Marine Center Excursion
Scout program includes a 90 minute guided tour with one of our marine educators to see our aquarium exhibits, to learn about different kinds of fish, play, craft activities, touch animals, and talk to a professional in the field.
Ideal for tiger, wolf, and bear rank electives.
Cost: $5.50 per scout (minimum of 15 scouts).
Scout special: T-shirt printing for $5.50 per shirt.
When: any day of the week.
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Fish Dissection with Professor Tako
Reef Walk
Explore Hawai'i's shallow water marine life in this 2 hour outdoors adventure. Scouts learn about different animals of the Hawaiian reefs, camouflage, animal classification, important safety tips on visiting the reef, and how to be a good reef visitor.
Cost: $8.50 per scout (minimum of 15 scouts).
Scout special: transect study available upon request.
When: dates, times, and location varies.
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Fish Dissection with Professor Tako
Reef Walk and Microbe Monsters Lab
This two day program includes a reef walk program as well as a laboratory class the next day to study microscopic organisms. Scouts will observe firsthand how plankton is being collected using a plankton net and will identify microscopic organisms. Bring your water scope optional. This program covers important requirements for the Oceanography Merit Badge as well as belt loops and pins.
Cost: $18.50 per scout (minimum of 15 scouts).
Scout special: plankton tow included.
When: dates, times, and location varies.
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Opae Ula - Endangered and Endemic
Opae Ula - Endangered and Endemic
This two hour program includes learning about Hawai'i's endemic and endangered anchialine pond shrimp and their ecosystem, making your own Opae Ula aquarium to take home*, touching animals, and a tour of our Aquarium Exhibits. What can you do to save this endangered animal?
Cost: $12.50 per scout (minimum of 15 scouts).
Scout special: guided tour with focus on endemic animals. *scouts will take home the non-endangered variety of Opae Ula.
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Opae Ula - Endangered and Endemic
Wacky Wild Wet Lab
Perform cool science experiments while learning about the properties of water, temperature, salinity density, and the water cycle. Scouts also use the scientific method and perform a science experiment with a testable hypothesis. This lab class covers important requirements for the Cub Scout Academics Science program.
Cost: $12.50 per scout (minimum of 15 scouts).
Scout special: a visit to the Aquaponics Garden.
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Squid Dissection - with Fish Feeding Tour
Squid Dissection - with Fish Feeding Tour
Dissection is an important part of science discovery that can help us better understand how life works. Scouts will dissect their own squid, learn about the internal and external anatomy of this animal and write their name on a card with squid ink! Scouts will also touch animals at the Discovery Zone.
Cost: $12.50 per scout (minimum of 15 scouts).
Scout special: fish feeding tour included.
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Pics & Reviews
Learn about local marine life.
Learn about local marine life.
"We did their reef tour at dusk. It was great. Our guides were very knowledgeable. We saw sea cucumbers, different kinds of tang fish, sea star, and even an eel. My girls who are 4 and 6 really enjoyed it."
-Lois C. through Yelp
Dissection is an important part of studying the internal and external anatomy of animals.
Dissection is an important part of studying the internal and external anatomy of animals.
"Fun and learning. For a reasonable price we were able to dissect a super squid visit the petting tanks and make a craft. Vince was a great guide and instructor. Would recommend for the scientific or marine minded."
-Steven S. through Yelp
Experienced scientist teach you about the properties of water.
Experienced scientist teach you about the properties of water.
"Mahalo Vince and Katja from Girl Scouts Daisy Troop 612! Our Daisies and Troop Leaders had a great time with the squid dissection, petting marine life, and printing our own t-shirts! We will definitely plan to come again!"
-Annrose H. through Facebook.
Fish printing craft is included in the Marine Center Excursion. For a small fee you can also print on t-shirts.
Fish printing craft is included in the Marine Center Excursion. For a small fee you can also print on t-shirts.
"The tour itself was wonderful and informative. Our kids ages 5-8 had a wonderful time and asked lots of questions that Vincent was happy to answer! We LOVED the fish printing and handling the hermit crabs, snails, and starfish at the end of the tour."
-Tamara H. through Facebook.
Make a Reservation
Reservations are required for all programs. While last minute spots may be available, it is recommended to book at least 2 weeks in advance. Smaller troops or dens may combine to meet the minimum required group size. Scouts may also attend our public family workshops and lab classes. Click on the appropriate link below to make an online reservation request. All reservations requests will be confirmed by e-mail within 48 hours.


The Living Art Marine Center is permanently closed. We are no longer accepting reservations. Mahalo for your support over the past 8 years.
Pics & Reviews
The Opae Ula is an endemic brackish water crustacean found in anchialine ponds in the Hawaiian Islands.
The Opae Ula is an endemic brackish water crustacean found in anchialine ponds in the Hawaiian Islands.
"Opae ula workshop! Great activity for kids. They enjoyed a little lesson, had an opportunity to see other marine creatures, and then make little aquarium. Very cute!"
-Dawn P. through Yelp
Design your own Aquaponics kit with plant and real fish!
Design your own Aquaponics kit with plant and real fish!
"Our family (Mom, Dad, and 9 yr old) came to the mini aquaponics session on the spur of the moment. What a fun time! The kid loved that they had mini Pokémon to decorate with! Lots of parking, super friendly staff and a good value for Kamaaina. "
-Jennifer M. through Yelp