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Maui Ocean Center

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192 Maalaea Rd, Hwy 30, Ma'alaea Harbor, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-5931
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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” (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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"shark tank"
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"behind the scenes"
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"nice aquarium"
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"sea creatures"
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"an aquarium"
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Reviewed yesterday

The Aquarium was the perfect way to spend a rainy day in Maui. It's a little pricy for what you get, so I would recommend checking online for special/discounted prices. We purchased the family pack, so it was more affordable. It was a good experience...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Maui Ocean Center does such a great job at educating about the ocean surrounding Maui and the other Hawai’i has islands.

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Thank Leslie C
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Reviewed yesterday

Great flow through facility. Nice having staff at exhibits throughout day with more detailed information. Was a perfect spot to head in lousy weather!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fun little aquarium to spend a few hours at. Nice informative displays. My favorite was turtle pavilion were 4 or 5 turtles swam around. Easy parking just beyond coast guard turn off. Easy to get back on highway. Great gift shop and restaurant on premises....More

Thank scott t
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here for a rainy day and it was great. The staff was all very enthusiastic and helpful with letting us know what events were going on in the aquarium. We were directed to the shark area to see a diver in the tank with...More

Thank NJPilcher
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you're ever in Maui this is one of the stop you should checkout. It's a great place for kids or just to go and look at all the ocean life.

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Thank mtrinh1
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm surprised this has some high ratings. We didn't intend to go here, but had a change of plans from rain so we stopped in. I suppose kids might enjoy it some, but just my husband and I walked it in less than 30 minutes....More

Thank Brooklynsmama
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Reviewed 3 days ago

As far as these things go the Maui Ocean Centre is OK. It's not very big and the exhibits are not innovative or very exciting compared to other aquariums of the type I have attended. It is by far, the best thing to do on...More

Thank Vancouver_Family_Man
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went here because it was raining hard and knew there was stuff to see indoors. It housed lots of neat exhibits but we have seen all similar exhibits at SeaLife in Mall of America or other aquariums. Nice place to go if you have...More

Thank sonestacy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had to kill sometime on a rainy day before our flight back home and this was the perfect option. The exhibits are well-curated and the lay-out is great. Lots to learn and so much to see. As adults, we were just as fascinated as...More

Thank Jennifer R
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Jennifer3kids
3 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
3 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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