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Whalers Village Museum, Lahaina

(3.3/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
See a 12 m (40 ft) whale skeleton and learn why humpbacks make an annual journey all the way from Alaska to Hawaii at Whalers Village Museum. The museum also offers the chance to go back in time and explore the world of whalers. Admire the collection of 19th-century scrimshaw--drawings carved on whale teeth, and marvel at the replica of a ship forecastle, where whalers would live during expeditions of up to five years. Be sure to pause and take in the view of the ‘Au‘au Channel, which is one of the most heavily-populated whale areas in Hawaii. A key habitat for the North Pacific Humpback Whales, the region is protected as a Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. After the museum, grab a bite to eat at a nearby restaurant or enjoy an evening stroll through some of the village's more than 90 shops. Plan your Whalers Village Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Lahaina using our Lahaina family vacation planner.
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  • I could not find info for when the museum would reopen...the modern look outside and signage was interesting so we really wished to go. 
  • It's nice to walk around and do a little shopping if you are into higher end stores. There are a few restaurants on the boardwalk. 
  • There is an interesting mix of stores, but lots of construction so it doesn't feel too welcoming. Tucked in the back is an ABC store to pick up quick drinks and snacks. Inside the food court is Joey's...  more »
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  • From their website: 2015 Museum Closed Due To Mall Renovation. Will re-open in the Fall of 2016.  
  • A good learning experience with great artifacts.