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Maui Ocean Center

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192 Maalaea Rd, Hwy 30, Ma'alaea Harbor, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-5931
+1 808-270-7000
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Discover, experience, and explore Hawaii's underwater world at Maui Ocean Center. Named Top 25 Best Aquariums in the U.S. by TripAdvisor, the Aquarium features over 60 exhibits with sharks, turtles, stingrays and thousands of vibrant tropical fish. The Aquarium is home to the world's largest collection of live Pacific corals, faithfully replicating thriving marine ecosystems in every exhibit. Journey from the shallow reef to the open ocean and encounter marine life found nowhere else in the world. A mix of indoor-outdoor exhibits, behind-the-scenes tours, and interactive presentations allow guests to conveniently discover Hawaii's marine life in a single day that would otherwise take a lifetime of exploration to see. Explore the diversity of Hawaii's marine world without ever getting wet in breathtaking exhibits like the 750,000-gallon Open Ocean Exhibit featuring a 54ft walkthrough tunnel. Amply named The Aquarium of Hawaii, Maui Ocean Center is dedicated to perpetuating the Hawaiian culture and the relationship that exists between the Hawaiian people and the sea. Enhance your experience with Maui's only shark diving activity, dining at Seascape Restaurant, shopping at Maui Ocean Treasures, or book a special event at Maui's most unique venue. Enjoy a distinctively Maui experience at Hawaii's premier Aquarium. Open daily 9am-5pm (including all holidays) with final admission at 4:30pm.
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“nice aquarium” (150 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
192 Maalaea Rd, Hwy 30, Ma'alaea Harbor, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-5931
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+1 808-270-7000
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"shark tank"
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"behind the scenes"
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"nice aquarium"
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"fish"
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"glass tunnel"
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"sea life"
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"an aquarium"
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"rainy day"
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"underwater tunnel"
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"baby turtles"
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"gift shop"
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"week pass"
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"sea cucumbers"
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"great exhibits"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are flying out later in the day the aquarium will fit into your schedule. There are sharks, sea turtles, and plenty of unique fish to see. There is an underwater tunnel too. Place is slightly pricey at $30 a person however.

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Reviewed yesterday

My boys -- 18 and 21 -- did the shark dive and loved the experience. We were able to watch them in the tank so it was a great time for all of us. Next time, my husband, daughter and I will take our turn!

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Reviewed yesterday

We loved the ocean center! We enjoyed learning more about the marine life in HI and seeing all the pretty fish. Great value!

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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I visited Maui Ocean Center on our honeymoon 20 years ago and came back with our 11 year old daughter last week! Loved everything about it, especially the yummy restaurant!! Worth every penny!! And Dole Whip. Nothing more to say. LOL!

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Reviewed yesterday

We visited the Maui Ocen Center our last day on the island. We had so much seeing things we had seen while snorkeling. The presentations were great.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

While in Maui we took my granddaughter there for her 8th birthday and she had a lot of fun. It was her first time to an aquarium.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife surprised me and signed me up for a dive, with sharks in the aquarium! One of those type of experiences that not everyone is comfortable with, but a swan away with all my fingers and almost all of my toes. Would do again...More

Thank RS M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved the Aquarium! We went to a few shows and loved learning about the animals. There weren't very many signs by the exhibits so I didn't always know what I was looking at. Overall though we enjoyed our experience.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place to learn about the marine environment in and around Hawaii. We were able to speak with a local historian who was giving a lecture about the history of the islands, which I greatly enjoyed. The aquatic exhibits were in excellent condition. Lots of...More

Thank Snorkeldoc
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We purchased the Day Journey Pass along with the Behind the Scenes Tour. Though this facility is small and not the size of larger aquariums there are many things to view in this small footprint. The best part was the Behind the Scenes Tour with...More

Thank Linda S
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Jennifer3kids
3 July 2017|
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Response from Graham J | Reviewed this property |
I checked with my 15 year old daughter who enthusiastically said yes. The only ones I remembered were the ones they were raising that we saw in the behind the scenes tour. Enjoy!
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adbeff
10 June 2017|
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Response from 181Linda | Reviewed this property |
Not at the aquarium. The snorkeling tour you pre book your tickets.
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Dtar1
3 May 2017|
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Response from Tremaine E | Reviewed this property |
3 hours is plenty. But if course it all depends on the kids attraction to the exhibitions.
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