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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice aquarium” (141 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fascinating exhibits. Well worth the price. Amazing tropical fish and many unusual native Hawaiian species.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Awesome! Wish we could have stayed longer. The tunnel was spectacular... worth the visit by itself! It puts you nose to nose with sharks, rays, and all the fish you’ll see while snorkeling.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have never been to an aquarium of any kind. It was awesome to see all the different kinds of fish and coral around Maui. To understand what exactly they are trying to do at the ocean center makes it an even more interesting place!...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husban and I brought our 16 month old to the Ocean Center while on a recent trip to Maui. We were very impressed and will definitely come back. We upgraded to a behind the scenes tour so we could feed the turtles and sharks....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed this dive and all the professionals working at the aquarium. We would highly recommend a visit here.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I included this beautiful day trip in our itinerary after several friends recommended it. We were so incredibly in awe of the beauty and the knowledge we obtained during our day! The educational programs were of great help and the audio tour...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I just recently became a member to the MOC and really had a good time! I was slightly disappointed that the fish exhibit tanks did not have ID photo cards for each fish in the exhibit but that was the only negative aspect of the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Was here 4 years ago. The place is larger now with more things to see. The shark exhibit was kids favorite.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Just a great visit for beautiful viewing and education. A must see before snorkeling to help make the experience more impressive.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped here for about an hour and a half. Their employees were extremely knowledgable and friendly. Their displays were full of Hawaiian fish.

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Jennifer3kids
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!
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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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