For the health and safety of our guests, volunteers, and employees, and as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Visitor Center will be closed until further notice. We will continue to reassess the situation. We understand this closure is an inconvenience for visitors, and we apologize. Our top priority is the health of our guests who come to learn about the National Marine Sanctuary System, as well as the staff and volunteers who support our visitor centers.

Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center

view of the the Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center

Come visit today!

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

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 PM

Closed on weekends and holidays

Free admission (private and walk-in tours available)

The Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center is a visitor center for 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, ocean ecosystems, Samoan cultural ties to coral reefs, and natural and human threats to our reefs.

One of the main exhibits at the Ocean Center is the Science On a Sphere®. This room-sized global display system uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six-foot diameter sphere. The Science On a Sphere® 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.

photos of the gift shop and the conference room
The gift shop and conference room at the Ocean Center. Photo: NOAA