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Enjoy Ocean Expo Park’s fun summer events

 

1-1.ハス乗り体験

Hop on a water lily pad (Ocean Expo Park)

Experience a unique ride on a Santa Cruz water lily pad, which is native to South America.

Date: Every Sat and Sun between Saturday, July 19 – Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
Time: 13:30-17:00
Place: Tropical Dream Center, Ocean Expo Park (Motobu Town)
Admission (to Tropical Dream Center): 690 yen for adults, 350 yen for junior high and elementary school students, free for children under 6

*A special discount is offered to Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ticket holders. (Discounted price: 340 yen for adults, 170 yen for junior high and elementary school students)

Note: Depending on the state of growth of the plants, artificial leaves may be used as an alternative.

 

 


 

 

1-2.熱帯果実展(フルーツ)

Tropical fruit exhibition (Ocean Expo Park)

Under the theme “Learn and taste,” the exhibition features a variety of informative displays explaining how tropical fruits are produced and processed in Okinawa.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 9 – Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
Time: 8:30-19:00 (Last entry 18:30)
Place: Tropical Dream Center, Ocean Expo Park (Motobu Town)
Admission (to Tropical Dream Center): 690 yen for adults, 350 yen for junior high and elementary school students, free for children under 6

*A special discount is offered to Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ticket holders. (Discounted price: 340 yen for adults, 170 yen for junior high and elementary school students)

Related events

<Free fruit tasting>
Date: Every Fri, Sat and Sun during the exhibition period
Time: Starts 13:30 *Limited to the first 100 people.

<Free young plant giveaway>
Date: Every Sat and Sun during the exhibition period
Time: Starts 13:30 *Limited to the first 50 people.

 

 


 

 

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Canoe ride (Ocean Expo Park)

This is a fun opportunity to observe the marine life inside the tide pools while enjoying paddling a canoe. With the assistance of our experienced staff, everyone can enjoy the canoe experience.

Date: Saturdays and Sundays, Aug. 16, 17, 23 and 24, 2014
Time: 1st session 10:00-12:00; 2nd session 13:00-17:00 (Last entry 16:30)
Place: Emerald Beach, Ocean Expo Park (Motobu Town)
Admission: Free

 

 


 

Oceanian & Okinawan dance show (Ocean Expo Park)

Enjoy traditional dance and music performances from Okinawa and the Pacific Ocean region!

Date: Every Sat and Sun between Saturday, Aug. 9 – Aug. 31, 2014
Time: 1st session 11:30-12:00; 2nd session 14:00-14:30
Place: Oceanic Culture Museum (2F), Ocean Expo Park (Motobu Town)
Admission (to Oceanic Culture Museum): 170 yen for adults, 50 yen for junior high and elementary school students, free for children under 6.

 

Program:

 

3-4.ダンスステージ(タヒチアン)

Aug. 9 (Sat) – Tahitian dance

 

 

Aug. 10 (Sun) and 30 (Sat) – Hawaiian music

 

 

3-1.ダンスステージ(タイ舞踊)

Aug. 16 (Sat) and 31 (Sun) – Thai dance

 

 

3-2.ダンスステージ(ハワイアン)

Aug. 17 (Sun) – Hawaiian hula

 

 

3-5.ダンスステージ(琉球舞踊)

Aug. 23 (Sat) – Ryukyuan dance

 

 

3-3.ダンスステージ(ポリネシアン)

Aug. 24 (Sun) – Polynesian dance

 

 


 

 

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Mid-summer starry sky labyrinth (Ocean Expo Park)

This is a cardboard labyrinth the design of which is inspired by the “mid-summer starry sky.” Can you find your way out?

Date: Saturday, July 26 – Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 (every day)
Time: 10:00-17:00 (Last entry 16:30)
Place: Oceanic Culture Museum (1F), Ocean Expo Park (Motobu Town)
Admission: Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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