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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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US$ 27.95*
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US$ 148.96*
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
192 Maalaea Rd, Hwy 30, Ma'alaea Harbor, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-5931
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Reviewed yesterday

While the Maui Ocean center is smaller in physical size than most aquariums I have been to, it offers so much to see and do for kids of all ages. We spent several hours there and every one in our party was blown away!

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Thank sarahcE7875QY
Reviewed yesterday

If you are in Maui on vacation, check out this center. If you have any young children, they will love it! My grandsons sure did!!

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Thank alaskabears
Reviewed 2 days ago

What an incredible experience that exceeded my wildest dreams! I have been a scuba diver since 1975 and found out that MOC offers this dive! We’ll be back next April and I plan to dive and experience heaven again! Mahalo!

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Thank Octopusgail
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a fun aquarium to visit, but I felt it was probably a better place for families with children rather than couples. It was very informative however, a good place for learning about the native Hawaiian sea life. My husband also met his spirit...More

Thank janajmfa
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a very enjoyable experience! We attende with our daughter and her family. Their three year old was enthralled by the view in the tube. Thank you!!

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Thank Richard D
Reviewed 2 days ago

This aquarium is worth a visit. We usually go every time we visit Maui. It is one of the best aquariums that I have been too anywhere. A great event if it is raining and you don't want to get too wet!

Thank jwpreacher
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I dove the shark tank this week and had a great time. The experience was very well done and educational. We watched a video that shows all the sharks brought to the aquarium are blessed by a Hawaiian cultural elder with a...More

Thank fish_doctor_us
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our little ones love all the different fish and turtles. Big hit is the shark tank especially when the diver gives a presentation and the turtle feeding.

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Thank kayak395
Reviewed 5 days ago

Booked the behind the scenes tour for my GF. Really enjoyed the aquarium and the tour. It is a great way to see all of Hawaii's aquatic life without spending 5 hours on a boat that leaves at 7 am.

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Took our 2 yr old grandson. Was a great way to spend an hour. Countless underwater fish tank displays in a cool cave like setting. More varieties than we could count. Shark and turtle display as well. Located 15 minutes north of Kehei.

Thank RB747
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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.
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.