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Whalers Village Museum, Lahaina

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.3/5 based on 1,200+ 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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  • Caught the bus from Lahaina today to the Whalers Village. I would personally not bother going until all the construction work is completed. As soon as you get off the bus you are greeted by guys layin...  read more »
  • whalers market is full of shops where one can spend some time shopping and eating. and often have hawaian dancers performing. it is having a face lift right now but should be done soon. a must go visi...  read more »
  • Right now Whalers Village in under a major remodel. The place is pretty torn up. But in the midst of the chaos, on lowest level is the best Shave Ice! Try it with vanilla or macadamia nut ice cream in...  read more »
  • 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.
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