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“Nice aquarium”
Review of Maui Ocean Center

Maui Ocean Center
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US$81.95*
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Ranked #1 of 47 things to do in Wailuku
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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St. John's, Canada
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252 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Nice aquarium”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

We almost always visit an aquarium while on vacation as it is one of my daughter's never ending requests. This is not the largest of aquariums but the exhibits are well done and there are knowledgeable people on the grounds. The shark tank is quite nice. My one complaint is it is fairly expensive for what amounts to a 2-3 hour attraction. The gift store is really nice.

Visited July 2014
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Bergen, Norway
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“Fun”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Learned a lot about sharks and different types of reef fish I have seen while snorkeling. Made it more fun to snorkle after you know more about the underwater sea life.

Visited March 2014
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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice place”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

We enjoyed our visit here. It is not comparable to the larger and better known mainland attractions of Seaworld, but there is a nice variety of Marine life here. A nice way to spend an afternoon!

Visited March 2014
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great place for the kids”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Went on a Monday and it was not that busy which was nice. Overall it was a very nice aquarium, just kind of small. My kids loved it, especially the shark tunnel.

Visited July 2014
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Sarasota, Florida
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“Overpriced and Underwhelming”
Reviewed 15 July 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Trip Advisor has this facility classified in the restaurant category. It is an aquarium. The entry fee is steep, and the exhibits are not especially well done. The glass to most tanks are not very clean, so the views are distorted. A number of the viewing sites were dark, with explanation. Having been to many aquariums in other locales our honest impression was that this one was amateurish, at best. Don't waste your money here.

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