Get the latest scientific updates and interesting trivia on Maui’s 45-ton visitors during free Whale Talks in the video theater at Old Lahaina Courthouse. Now offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 am to 12 noon, Whale Talks are presented by Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary staff and volunteers. They provide informative facts, photos and videos about the North Pacific Humpback whales who return to the islands of Maui Nui every year from December through April.

Hear tales about whales … Why do they make that long journey from Alaska to Hawai‘i? Learn about their behavior … Do the males really sing to communicate? Discover how much milk a whale calf drinks each day … Find out how researchers identify the whales that visit Hawai‘i’s calm seas.

Before or after the weekly lecture series, be sure to browse the NOAA Exhibits displayed throughout the courthouse. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation provided financial support for the Old Lahaina Courthouse video theater on the ground floor, displays on the second floor landing and the Always Lahaina exhibit in Lahaina Heritage Museum. The courthouse is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm; admission is free.

Lahaina’s Whale Talks are sponsored by Lahaina Restoration Foundation. For more information, call 808-661-3262 or email us.