National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa

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Visitor Center Hours

Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday-Friday Closed on Holidays

Free Admission (private and walk in tours)

The Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center is a visitor center for the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa, featuring exciting exhibits for all ages.

The Ocean Center is a learning, training and discovery center that celebrates the importance of cultural and natural ocean resources in American Samoa. The exhibits address the value of coral reefs, understanding the ocean ecosystems, how our culture ties into the management of coral reefs, as well as the natural and humanogenic threats to our reefs.

One of the main exhibits at the Ocean Center is the Science On a Sphere® (SOS). The SOS is a room sized global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six foot diameter sphere. The SOS is a unique and captivating educational tool that is used in science museums, visitor centers, zoos, aquariums, laboratories, and schools around the world.

The Ocean Center is a multi-purpose building that is also available for rent.

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Room Rental Policy

Come Visit Today!

For more information please call 1 (684) 633-6500

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