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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice aquarium” (135 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 2 days ago via mobile

The Ocean Center was wonderful especially on a rainy day with our larger family with young children. We spent a couple hours reading about the wildlife and the shark area was incredible.

Thank Cindy L
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Maui Ocean Center is certainly not the largest or greatest Aquarium I have visited, but it has the BEST display of Hawaiian reef fish you may find. For me the greatest thing about the Maui Ocean Center is the chance to see up close...More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Aquarium was Nice. It had ALOT to see, and Shops were great. Also Restaurants there for a quick bite or sit down and enjoy the views of the oceam.

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Thank Spurs F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My snorkel trip was canceled because of high winds and crappy weather, and I looked for an alternative for my morning and afternoon. I had a lot of free time because I’m visiting my family here on Maui, but everybody works during the week. I’m...More

Thank Robin L
Reviewed 3 days ago

We arrived as part of a cruise ship tour. We had lunch in their resturant which was very good. Then we toured the exhibits. I liked all of it and would go again. My favorite part was the 270 degree tank that you walked thru...More

Thank Kimber H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Colorful fish and other animals that were a joy to our family. Very well presented. Not a large aquarium, but large enough to keep us interested for the entire morning. Presentations were fun to watch, as well as very informative, especially the BIG TANK. Loved...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We love the Ocean Centre! This was our second time visiting (first time with kids), and it was entertaining and educational for all. I really appreciated how well everything was timed. We arrived just in time to catch the first discussion at the beginning, and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was really mice, a little pricey for 6 of us but overall a good way to see the marine life closeup! The shark exhibit, of course is the best!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very nice. Really enjoyed the exhibits. The turtles were fun to see and we had a great time. If you get a chance to go, you should.

Thank Teresa S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Totally enjoyed the display of thing you see in the Ocean. Gives you a close of ocean life at its best. We spent a couple hours there and enjoyed every minute of it.

Thank Sylvia T
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2 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.
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.