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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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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"glass tunnel"
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"an aquarium"
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Reviewed today

Our kids loved the Maui Ocean Center. It has the biggest sting rays I’ve ever seen. Took us about 2 hours to see everything, it’s not a terribly big place. Our kids range in age from 9 months to 16 years. They all enjoyed it.

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Reviewed today

My wife does not like swimming in the ocean. I think it is a childhood phobia after watching "Jaws" (she is also afraid of bears). I try to describe to her the wonderful fish that I saw while snorkeling and always wished I had an...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This is a really nice aquarium, does not take long to walk through, but it is worth it. We got lucky and had the vets doing some checkups on the turtles. So we got to watch them weight and check them out and of course...More

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Reviewed yesterday

So cool to see the sea life up close and read their descriptions. A few live discussions were happening while we were walking around and they were very informative.

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Reviewed yesterday

This was a great set of ocean exhibits. Very nicely done. We loved the turltle area and the shark tunnel.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed the aquarium with my family. It is well played out and the exhibits are informative. The food is good and the restaurants have a variety of meal choices.Money weill spent.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ok, so.this is definitely Shedd Aquarium, bit it is specific to Hawaii. It is a small attraction. My teens ew through it in about an hour and a half. There were a couple of activities that seemed a little dated, but they were still educational....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My youngest daughter really liked this place and it was nice outing in Maui. I would skip the audio headset...waste of money!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent the day at the Maui Ocean Center and had an amazing time! It takes about three hours to go through all of the exhibits, if you really enjoy learning about all of the fish in the sea life. The exhibits are beautiful! Lots...More

Thank Connie C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was indeed a nice afternoon at the ocean center. Nice exhibits especially the tunnel with fish all around. Great staff and lots of interaction. Family with teens AND young children.

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Jennifer3kids
2 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
2 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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