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Review of Maui Ocean Center

Maui Ocean Center
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USD 27.95*
and up
Maui Ocean Center Admission
Ranked #3 of 52 things to do in Wailuku
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We've been to a few aquariums in Europe and the US and this aquarium by far surpasses them all by a million! It has a variety of lots of different fish and is very educational. Our children loved it and we spent a good two hours in there, as our kids were engrossed in reading all the information. It's great for adults and children! Highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We had a great time and the kids really enjoyed everything! It was great to have a pond with creatures you can touch.

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Thank 55kary2018
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We had one rainy day on our trip so we went to the aquarium. It turned out much of it was outside. Pretty small, we went through it all in an hour, which considering the price, felt like a ripoff.

Thank Steve M
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Much better than I expected! I got to see so many fish that I have and have not encountered while snorkeling. Lots of information on all species of marine life, pleasant walk some exhibits in and out of doors, but always protected or in a building. Order tickets head on line and get the discount and show your confirmation on your phone when entering. There are refreshments and an excellent gift shop. There is going to be a new addition in it's future featuring 3-D whales, I think. Can't wait!

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The jellyfish were dramatic and very cool. The large aquarium presentation was fascinating when they fed the huge sting rays, but it was difficult to understand the diver through her microphone. Would have been better hearing the guy in the room speak about the fish. Also, the show turned into a longwinded advertisement for people to dive into the aquarium for a price. They completely lost the crowd. The size of the aquarium was unimpressive and would be better if they had seals, beluga whales, or any big animal.

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