Children's Activities in Maui

Children's Activities in Maui
According to Conde Nast Travelers Magazine, Maui has been voted the number one resort destination for 12 consecutive years. Maui is known as the "Playground of Hawaii" with its 42 miles of beaches and nearby islands of Molokai and Lanai. Maui offers diverse landscape with its natural waterfalls, volcanoes, tropical foliage, green valleys, azure seas and mountains. When traveling with children, a sampling of children's activities in Maui include viewing ocean wildlife, learning about Hawaiian folklore, and hiking in the Iao Valley.

Hawaii Nature Center

The Hawaii Nature Center is a children's activity in Maui with 30 hands-on exhibits allowing children to explore Hawaii's natural history. Children learn about protecting Hawaii's unique environment, and children, five years of age or older, may enjoy the Rainforest Walk. It is a guided hike along an ancient footpath through the Iao Valley. Children can view lush landscaping with Hawaiian plants, learn of Hawaiian folklore and the history of the Hawaiian Islands.

Hawaii Nature Center
875 Iao Valley Road
Wailuku, HI 96793
888-244-6500
hawaiinaturecenter.org

Iao Valley State Park

Iao Valley State Park is a children's activity in Maui with a paved six-tenths of a mile walk to the 'Iao Needle. The 'Iao Needle situated in the Iao Valley is a natural rock pillar with the clear water 'Iao stream running beside it, and surrounded by the Pu'u Kukui Crater. Trails are easy for children to navigate and clear pools of water can be viewed. Kahului Harbor will offer a spectacular view. Also, a botanical garden is located in the park. There is no on-site drinking water so you will need to bring your own.

Iao Valley State Park
Iao Valley Road (end of road)
Wailuku, HI 96793
Iao Valley State Park
hawaiistateparks.org/parks/maui/Index.cfm?park_id=36

Maui Ocean Center

Children aged 3 to 12 can enjoy the Maui Ocean Center. The Maui Ocean Center is a children's activity in Maui with views of reef sharks, living coral, green sea turtles, dolphins, seals and whales. Hands-on activities and over 60 exhibits to explore are included. Certified divers can experience a dive with sharks, stingrays and other ocean creatures in the Open Ocean Exhibit. Family members can view this dive. The Maui Ocean Center has a gift store and an ocean view restaurant, the Seascape Ma'alaea.

Maui Ocean Center
192 Ma'alaea Rd
Wailuku, HI 96793
808-270-7000
mauioceancenter.com

Article Written By Cheryl McCann

Cheryl McCann writes for online publications and has edited two books and more than 700 business articles for magazines and newsletters. She has been a professional in the information system industry for more than four years and has developed applications using LotusScript as well as @Formula language and JavaScript.

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