Maui Ocean Center

Maui Ocean Center, Wailuku: Hours, Address, Maui Ocean Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Maui Ocean Center
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Named “Top 10 Aquariums in the World” by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards, Maui Ocean Center is the premier destination to encounter and learn about Hawaii’s marine life. Home to one of the world’s largest displays of live Pacific corals, the Aquarium exhibits only marine life found in Hawaiian waters including tropical fish, sea turtles, sharks, stingrays, octopuses, sea jellies, and more. The Aquarium highlights the beauty of Hawaii’s undersea world while perpetuating the deep connection between the Hawaiian people and the sea. The Aquarium’s mission is to foster understanding, wonder, and respect for Hawaii’s marine life.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Paige Z
3 contributions
Great!
Sep 2021 • Couples
Great aquarium! The short 3D humpback whale film in the sphere was great! The shark and sting ray tank was awesome. Definitely recommend.
Written 10 September 2021
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rjl3045
Woodside, NY126 contributions
Fantastic family afternoon at Maui Ocean center!
We decided to go last minute to Maui Ocean Center and we are so glad we did. One of the top family activists we had on Maui. The exhibits were great, COVID protocols were followed, and the humpback presentation was incredible! It felt like we were actually swimming next to humpback whales while sitting in our seats. The layout of the center was great. Our daughter actually asked to go through everything again. Also the gift shop was AMAZING. We bought all our Maui souvenirs there! Prices were so reasonable and a huge selection.
Written 6 September 2021
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TapaniVuoriMOC
Mahalo for taking the time to write this thoughtful review! We're so happy to hear you and your family had a great time and enjoyed your visit. Come see us again soon!
Written 7 September 2021
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DCMom2000
Washington DC, DC20 contributions
A gem
Aug 2021
Very well maintained location and was surprised by the on-site restaurant - great view and super fresh and delicious food. Good place to spend 2 - 3 hours including lunch.
Written 30 August 2021
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TapaniVuoriMOC
Aloha, and mahalo for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and got to experience the delicious food at Seascape. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Written 3 September 2021
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Damien G
3 contributions
Great aquarium
Aug 2021
The Maui Ocean Center is a great aquarium with beautiful reef fish, a great big tank with multiple rays and sharks, groupers... and a good turtle tank too. The recent Whale exhibit with the 3-D experience is a great experience, a great addition to an already good place.
Written 23 August 2021
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Mahalo for your thoughtful review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience.
Written 23 August 2021
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Patricia B
2 contributions
Fun!
Aug 2021 • Family
Fun, learned a lot-much native Hawaiian information and had a very enjoyable afternoon. The restaurant was good. Great service and the gift shop had a variety!
Written 23 August 2021
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Mahalo for your review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit.
Written 23 August 2021
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bob_franco27
West Orange149 contributions
Very Good Aquarium
This is a very well run aquarium. The various exhibits were nicely set up with an appropriate level of information describing Hawaiian sea life and natural history. Good visit for all ages.
Written 19 August 2021
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Mahalo for your review!
Written 23 August 2021
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Janie
10 contributions
Definitely worth it
Aug 2021
Very nice! The staff were informative and outgoing. The sea turtle exhibit was one of the best I've seen and the iSphere Experience was outstanding. I thought we'd only spend about an hour there, but we actually ended up spending almost three hours. Definitely worth seeing.
Written 15 August 2021
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Mahalo for your review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit!
Written 23 August 2021
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Maira Floyd
Reno, NV2 contributions
Best Aquarium I’ve Been To Yet!
Keaka was one of the best parts of my visit to MOC! He was so nice and educational, and even made me an Angel fish out of palm leaves. We did not expect to spend almost 3 hours there, but there was so much to see and do, it was such a blast! Definitely plan a good chunk of your day and take your time with MOC, got some henna done too and even a braid wrap in my hair. I loved every second of my visit to MOC! :)
Written 15 August 2021
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Mahalo for your review. We're so happy you enjoyed your visit!
Written 23 August 2021
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Oliver B
1 contribution
Keaka leaf fish
Aug 2021 • Family
Keaka was so kind and educational making our kids a fish out of leaves. Thank you for the memory Keaka!!
Written 5 August 2021
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Mahalo for your review. We're happy to hear you made great memories at Maui Ocean Center, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
Written 23 August 2021
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Rob E
Grimes, IA21 contributions
Very cool reef presentations
They have fish that represnt the reef dwellers of the area. The sphere was also very neat. You get a "free" shopping bag with each $50 purchase!
Written 26 July 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Maui Ocean Center

Maui Ocean Center is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Maui Ocean Center admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost ₹ 2,839.17, while a popular guided tour starts around ₹ 1,102.85 per person. See all 5 Maui Ocean Center tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

Maui Ocean Center can be crowded, so we recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 5 Maui Ocean Center tickets and tours on Tripadvisor