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Maui Ocean Center Admission plus the Behind the Scenes Tour

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USD 42.90
Discover what it’s like to work as a marine naturalist with a behind the scenes tour at the Maui Ocean Center. Fun for kids as well as grownups, you get an up-close look at a typical workday at the aquarium. Learn about research and animal care and take a turn at feeding some sea turtles. You're also free to explore the aquariums 60 plus exhibits, including the 750,000-gallon Open Ocean.
    What to Expect
    Visit: Maui Ocean Center, 192 Ma_alaea Road, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-5931

    Admission to Maui Ocean Center includes all-day access to explore the Aquarium’s exhibits at your own leisure. Journey from the Living Reef exhibits to the renowned 750,000-gallon Open Ocean exhibit to encounter Hawaii’s marine life, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. With over 60 exhibits, 20 daily presentations, cultural activities, and tours, Maui Ocean Center enables guests to experience the diversity of Hawaii’s marine life and local culture in an immersive and educational environment.

    Go Behind the Scenes and explore the Aquarium Lab, learn about sharks and turtles, and assist with a feeding and discover how we care for marine life. Enjoy helping a marine naturalist with a feeding at Turtle Lagoon and Nursery Bay

    The Aquarium features world-class shopping at its Maui Ocean Treasures gift shop and ocean view dining at Seascape Restaurant, an Ocean-Friendly certified restaurant serving fresh catch specials and island-inspired cuisine.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Maui Ocean Center, 192 Ma_alaea Road, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-5931
    • Behind the Scenes Tour
    • Marine Naturalist Presentations
    • Cultural Activities and Programs
    • Daily Short-Film Presentations in the Makai Theater
    • Wi-fi and Free Public Parking
    • Entry/Admission - Maui Ocean Center
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Audio Guides (available for an additional fee)
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Behind the Scenes Tour is Appropriate for ages 5 and up.
    • Space is limited to 12 guests, advance reservations recommended.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Great Experience!!! I would highly recommend the'Behind the Scenes' tour. Our guide was very informative and made the tour fun.
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    This is one of my favorite aquariums I've ever been to! On the behind the scenes tour, you get an introduction to the conservation work that the ocean center assists with as well as the opportunity to feed sharks, turtles, and more! My fiance and I still talk about how cool it
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    It is very small but very informative and you will see all the sea life Hawaii has to offer. I recommend going here before a snorkel trip, if you are planning to visit the aquarium, so you can recognize the fish you will see on your snorkeling adventures. However, if you are a
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    Loved the indoor aquariums with educational briefings of the species in the tanks. The behind the scenes tour was okay but would had liked to of fed the turtles and sharks more than just one item. The rest of the food in the bucket was fed by the guide. But overall, it was a
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    This is a great place if you want to get out of the sun or need a rainy day activity. We chose the behind the scenes tour & we had fun. We were taken to the wet lab where the public is not allowed and we saw & learned a lot about corals. We also saw “Nemo & Dory”. We got to
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    About the operator
    By: Maui Ocean Center
    5,935 reviews
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    Los Angeles, California
    good to go if you small kids
    it is good that they have a 3D show, as such the center itself is too small for my taste and we finished it in 30
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    Fun Aquarium visit.
    We really enjoyed our visit to the Maui Ocean center. There was a lot of native sea life, we enjoyed the
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    I enjoyed the many different indoor and outdoor experiences. I also appreciated the history, cultural
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    Newport, Michigan
    Nothing special
    This was one of the least exciting aquariums we have visited but it was ok for a rainy day. I know it would be
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    Burlington, Iowa
    Phenomenal Place
    Visited the aquarium yesterday. Very impressive, clean and really some interesting fish and facts of fish, whales
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    700 whales each day but almost none for us!
    The staff were kind, the boat was nice, but I guess it just was not our lucky day. Despite it being whale season
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    Such a Gem!!
    We did the Behind the Scenes tour. Make a reservation in advance. Our guide was Carrie. She was awesome!! She was
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    Gary A
    Fun Day
    Enjoyed the park! We did the backstage tour and really enjoyed it!! Very informative and guide was very good!
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    Edward B
    Maui Ocean Center Shark Dive
    This excellent experience borders on sometime as best described as being of a spiritual nature. I first did this
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    Good windy day indoor (mostly) activity
    Great for kids. Not a very extensive aquarium given the high price of admission. However, the money supports
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    Dive into the underwater world
    My wife and I liked the setting very much. Beside the basins with all the creatures - some of them were unknown to
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    Escondido, California
    Definitely Not a Top Ten
    My husband and I visited this aquarium yesterday, January 7, 2020, The two reasons we went were: 1) high winds
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    Wonderful to visit
    The ocean center was worth the visit for all ages, very well done, wonderful gift shop, lots of ocean life to see.
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    Victoria, Canada
    Average experience
    Over priced-3D video was very short for the cost -needed more shots of the whales breaching-only one scene just at
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    Leticia F
    Needs an update
    Very amazing aquarium but it needs an update and also would be helpful to add notes and signs to help people
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