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Address: 300 Maalaea Rd, Suite 211, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-5918
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+1 800-942-5311

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Informative and Interesting plus a terrific SHARK TUNNEL

Interesting and informative aquarium/ocean center with enough exhibits to occupy a family for several hours. Many kinds of fish, plus a very interesting jellyfish exhibit. At the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Tom B
Wailuku, Hawaii
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Wailuku, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Interesting and informative aquarium/ocean center with enough exhibits to occupy a family for several hours. Many kinds of fish, plus a very interesting jellyfish exhibit. At the shark tunnel, you can actually sit on the ledge and truly watch these magnificent creatures as opposed to just walking through a tunnel as in some other locations. Interactive exhibits as well. You... More 

Thank Tom B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is an awesome place to visit with the family. The exhibits show all of the species you may see when snorkeling. On our last visit they had baby turtles, too cute. I particularly enjoyed the jellyfish tank. The main tanks is huge and has an underwater tunnel to walk through.

Thank Ken R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is a good stop for folks traveling with little ones. As an adult it is interesting, particularly the tunnel. The gift shop is amazing. It can be done in a couple hours or longer depending on your pace.

1 Thank livetotravel61
Marysville, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

We had a day we hadn't really planned on stuffing with activity and decided to spend a little time at the Ocean Science Discovery Center. Easily located and parking was a breeze though I must say that admission for adults is a little steep. Teenagers weren't really that impressed but the younger children were all very excited. I've been to... More 

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Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Great way to spend time just before boarding our flight back home. The exhibits were informative and fascinating. Being able to observe so many beautiful creatures which inhabit Hawaii was truly amazing! Book online for a discount - we went early to avoid the crowds.

Thank Gymnbo
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103 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We were leaving the island that evening, so snorkeling, beach activities, etc., were all out of the picture, because we'd have no place to clean up. Plus - it was a rather windy day, so we went to the Ocean Center. I've been to the Aquarium in Monterey, CA which is, arguably one of the best on the planet! But... More 

Thank SMT56
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Greatly enjoyed our trip to the Ocean Center. Worth the time and price. Excellent restaurant overlooking the ocean.

Thank Judy A
Greeley, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

we enjoyed evry thing they talked about and showed us. Many displays around the museum. theather to have us discover things we never would have guessed. Volunteers helped greatly and answered many questions fun time

Thank Glenda E
Kingston, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

If your in Maui and the weather sucks.. sorry about your luck. But this place is not a bad way to kill a couple hours and still see the sea life. Pricey for adults and watch the gift shop if you have kids.

Thank Rob E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

Took our 4 year old grandson and he loved it! The exhibits are geared toward all ages, but his favorite was the big tunnel tank. A do-able perfect size aquarium for small children.

1 Thank Ann C

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