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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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Maui Ocean Center Admission
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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 good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“shark tank” (268 reviews)
“nice aquarium” (149 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
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"
in 149 reviews
"fish"
in 910 reviews
"glass tunnel"
in 87 reviews
"sea life"
in 260 reviews
"an aquarium"
in 102 reviews
"gift shop"
in 245 reviews
"underwater tunnel"
in 45 reviews
"rainy day"
in 165 reviews
"baby turtles"
in 45 reviews
"week pass"
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"sea cucumbers"
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"great exhibits"
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"few hours"
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"all ages"
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"couple of hours"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed the aquatic center a lot! I have a teen and a 9 year old boys. There was just enough for each of them to read and interact! Our favorite part was the huge glass tank with the glass walkway! We enjoyed ourselves!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved the turtle and shark feedings! My 12 year old really enjoyed the shark and Mataray feedings!The tunnel was also pretty awesome. Very clean facility, we really had a great experience!From the great white North Candian family😎

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Superb aquarium experience where you will learn and see exhibits that help you understand the ocean you cam to see. A must for any kids, and a should for all adults!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I love how the ocean center incorporated the history and culture of the islands into exhibits. It was interesting to learn about the people’s relationship with the ocean.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Maui Ocean Center is a Nice Clean small Aquarium and attraction. Upon entering you self guide yourself through the Indoor and Outdoor Pools and Displays. You can get a Audio guide when you get your tickets, that takes you through the Wonders to be...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I were in Maui for 2 days from the cruiseship and I researched how to take the city bus from Queens Mall, about 15 min walk from Maui Mall - just across street from ship. Bus #20 - Islander Lahaina runs every...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great family time learning about the sealife around Maui. My 10 years old & 3 years old granddaughters loved every minute of our time at the Maui Ocean Center.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a wonderful time at the Ocean Center - great activity with kids and wonderful lunch at the on site restaurant. Great way to have an activity that had a portion of the time away from the sun. It did get windy but still...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I loved the different arrangement of the site with different buildings, some indoor and some outdoor viewing areas. But, we found it was difficult to identify what animals were in the displays. My kids 2 and 5 really enjoyed it though.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not sure why some mixed reviews on this place. My kids (7 and 9) loved it. We spent maybe 3 hrs here. Especially loved the shark tank dive presentation. Tip: buy tickets online Costco. Saved like $20 total on 3 tickets. Deliveries electronically to my...More

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Jennifer3kids
2 July 2017|
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Response from Graham J | 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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