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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

This is our third time to the Ocean Center and we love it. Never disappointed. The touch tidal pond is a favourite.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

There was a lot of inter action and hands on for children. A couple of them needed fixing but was still interesting. We spent about 2 1/2 hours in the center. What I’d really like to write about is the restaurant. If you are seafood...More

Thank Judy K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This turned out to be an excellent aquarium. We went on our last day on Maui because we had visited all the places we wanted to, and I’m glad we made time for this. We got to see up close all the marine life we...More

Thank AB4415
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Kids 14 and 19 dove with 6 different species of sharks today including hammer head and tiger. Great experience learning about them and Hawaiian culture.

Thank stan b
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great family spot. Recommend buying the souvenir cups; save you money on buying drinks there and you can take t home with you.

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Thank hiilanidecambra
Reviewed 5 days ago

First visit but won't be our last. My husband and I had a wonderful experience at the Maui Ocean Center, the presenters were very knowledgeable, pleasant and compassionate about the information they were sharing. We learned many new things about ocean life and it gave...More

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Thank Teacher2009
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
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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.