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Maui Ocean Center’s Sphere breaks the barrier to do what has never been done before: bring you eye-to-eye with Maui’s humpbacks whales in their realm beneath the waves.
Join us in the new Humpbacks of Hawai’i Exhibit & Sphere every day between 10am – 4pm. Showings run every half hour, no reservations required. Sphere admission is included in the Aquarium PLUS package. Pick up your showtime ticket stub at the front gate upon check-in.
Explore their world, learn their secrets, and discover the dynamic life, journeys and social bonds of these intelligent and spiritual creatures under the sea in the first of-it-kind 3D Sphere only at Maui Ocean Center.
Cutting-Edge Visual And Audio Technology
As the first-of-its-kind in Hawai‘i, the $3 million Sphere marks a new era in the confluence of technology and marine observation. The new experience will allow guests to connect with humpbacks in their world through the integration of 4k imagery, 3D active glasses and a 7.1 surround sound system. The Sphere was built with the support and collaboration of science and technology experts to create something not previously possible.
“Until now, people have only observed humpback whales from above the ocean’s surface, witnessing their power and size during their infamous breaches,” said Tapani Vuori, general manager of Maui Ocean Center. “Our exhibit transports guests deep into the ocean, giving them an inside look into the complex and vibrant lives of Maui’s humpback whales, and allowing them to forge new connections with one of nature’s greatest marvels.”
Developed, produced and directed by Daniel Opitz of Ocean Mind, the film includes footage from two seasons in the waters around Maui.