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Maui Ocean Center

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Address: 192 Maalaea Rd, Hwy 30, Ma'alaea Harbor, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-5931
Phone Number: +1 808-270-7000
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Discover, experience, and explore Hawaii's underwater world at Maui Ocean...

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 extended summer hours, 9am-6pm in July and August.

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US$80.81*
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Great way to see the Ocean

This is a great place for all ages. It shows the fish of Ocean around Hawaii, and the coral and has a lot to offer in the way of explaining the various fish and sea life of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great place for all ages. It shows the fish of Ocean around Hawaii, and the coral and has a lot to offer in the way of explaining the various fish and sea life of the area. Also some great restaurants in the area, and some shops.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots of interesting fish to see. Huge viewing tunnel where you could watch divers feed the rays, sharks and many different fish. Nice way to spend a few hours with the kids. Close to the condo we were staying at in Sugar beach.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent an awesome day at the Ocean Aquarium. Had only planned to stop in and have a look however we ended up staying for hours. It was so amazing, seeing all the fish and how they are cared for. We also ate on site and the food was excellent and reasonably priced. Got my admission online and got a great... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

They have great amenities considering the smaller size, back stage tour recommended. You can dive in sham tank too. Great spot

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New Westminster, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In the end, an aquarium is just a bunch of fish in tanks and this one focuses on the local fish in the area while intentionality excluding smart fish and mammals like dolphins and whales. It tries to mix predator and prey but keeps predators small do they don't eager all the preyl fish. I guess that's so the kiddies... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located just behind the marina, this mid sized aquarium is decent to kill a few hours. Expect to see your typical tropical fish and sharks and learn about marine life. The price is a bit on the high side; around $27 USD for one adult entry.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We, two families with four kids aged between 3 and 7 visited the Ocean centre. Though very small compared to other aqariums of US, it is well maintained and the exhibits interesting to the kids. In less than two hours we could see the entire aquarium.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to several large aquariums and this one had a lot of beautiful fish. The shark display was very cool. We then enjoyed an oceanfront lunch at Seascape restaurant where the food was very good too! Lots of little kids who seemed to really be having a great time!

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bought tickets including 'behind the scenes' upgrade online and that was an easy process. Had an enjoyable visit - we lucked out and happened to hit the scuba diver presentation rather than having to wait a couple hours. Behind the scenes included a visit to the quarantine area with a little hands on. Also fed turtles and sharks. It was... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Maui Ocean Centre is quite small compared to others we have been to. Charging way too much for what is there. It is not worth the money.

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