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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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USD 27.95*
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Maui Ocean Center Admission
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USD 148.96*
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“shark tank” (249 reviews)
“nice aquarium” (128 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
192 Maalaea Rd, Hwy 30, Ma'alaea Harbor, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-5931
+1 808-270-7000
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Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting! Fun learning experience for all ages! Could have spent all day looking at all of the different exhibits.

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Thank Eric K
Reviewed yesterday

We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon at the ocean center. Beautiful exhibits, very informative, very nicely organized. We will come back.

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Thank donnar928
Reviewed yesterday

We had such a great visit to the Maui Ocean Center and our kids really enjoyed all the exhibits. We did the behind the scenes tour and learned a lot. It is on the small side but there is still plenty to do.

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Thank Nikol F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We spent some time at Maui Ocean Centre during our stay. Wasn't sure what to expect but this place is amazing loved it all. The staff are so passionate about what they do...we learnt so many interesting things. This venue is spotless and so well...More

Thank Lesley H
Reviewed 2 days ago

You will get to touch a jellyfish on the behind the scenes tour. It is a small aquarium, but very nice. The food at the Seascapes restaurant is amazing.

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Thank Megan W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent 3 1/2 hours at this amazing place today. I love aquariums and wasn't sure what to expect, but it was wonderful. My favorite part was that the exhibits were filled with living coral. Wonderful specimens that they have been growing since the center...More

Thank jennifer111477
Reviewed 3 days ago

We,spent five very enjoyable hours at this incredible place. The presentations were very informative and the staff was super friendly! A great end to a fantastic vacation!

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Thank jdhauses
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots of beautiful fish and a beautiful facility, I wish it was a little bigger but all in all very nice.

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Thank shanneni2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of visuals and information about the sea life around Maui. Beautiful colored fish in "native" habitats. Entertaining and educational.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit with small children Just long enough before they grow restless Plenty of interesting fish and other marine life Great to hear and see that Hawaii no longer captures dolphins and puts them in small tanks Large souvenir shop and a few...More

Thank Ron A
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3 July 2017|
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Response from johng3333 | 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!
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.
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.