World Ocean Day 2023

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Saturday, June 10, 2023 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

The Downtown Hilo Museum Square Presents

World Ocean Day 2023


Saturday, June 10 in Kalākaua Park, 10:00 AM–2:00 PM


Join the Downtown Hilo Museum Square (East Hawai‘i Cultural Center, Hawai‘i Science and Technology Museum, Mokupāpapa Discovery Center, and Pacific Tsunami Museum) for our 2nd annual World Ocean Day event. This is a free family-friendly event aimed at highlighting conservation related issues and celebrating our oceans.

World Ocean Day (June 8) is an internationally recognized day of awareness aimed at encouraging people to come together towards restoring and protecting the oceans and ultimately the planet. The 2023 theme is Planet Ocean: Tides Are Changing. 

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The Museum Square event will feature keiki activities, entertainment, informational booths and more! 

PLUS we’ll be offering you a chance to win an awesome prize bag, filled with goodies from each of the 4 Museum Square host organizations! Come down to the event, pick up a stamp card, visit the participating organizations to complete your card, then enter our raffle for a chance to win!


Participating organizations

Big Island Invasive Species Commiittee

Division of Aquatic Resources: Protected Species Program

East Hawai‘i Cultural Center

Hawai‘i Science and Technology Museum

Hawaiian Electric

Hilo Public Library

Ke Kai Ola

Zero Waste Hawai‘i Island

Mokupāpapa Discovery Center

Pacific Tsunami Museum

The Nature Conservancy


And visit our Museum Square businesses for specials during the event!
Big Island Climbing: Free shoe rental during the event and a coupon
Big Island Bookbuyers: 10% off purchases during the event
Crazy Beautiful: Giveaway
Poke Market: Giveaway
RK Woods Gallery: 10% off purchases during the event
One Gallery: Ocean debris art activity and live music


Mahalo to the Waiākea High School Key Club and Shane Molina for their parts in making this event possible!
Poster artwork by Shane Molina, Hawaiian Mako Designs:
Poster & Flyer: