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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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Maui Ocean Center Admission
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“shark tank” (258 reviews)
“nice aquarium” (128 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
192 Maalaea Rd, Hwy 30, Ma'alaea Harbor, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-5931
+1 808-270-7000
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Reviewed yesterday

I dove the shark tank and what an amazing experience! The staff are professional and friendly, the work they do is critical to the environment and the animals that they protect and help. The activities are great for the little kids. They didn’t want to...More

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Thank mikemF1461RI
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice place to kill and hour or so we had fun and saw some creatures we haven't seen before great for kids.

Thank tony l
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very nice aquarium with many rooms fro different species. Interesting interactive kiosques to challenge your knowledge.Worth the time to read and learn about aquatic life and endemic creatures of Hawaii. Dont miss the huge bassin with sharks and rays swiming over your head.

Thank Alain B
Reviewed 3 days ago

First of all, this attraction is well-done and very interesting, but absolutely overpriced. They offer meager senior (65-plus WOW) discount, or late-day discount since attraction closed at 5 p.m. No need to go again. We went with children years ago, and now once again without...More

Thank Marcmaturo
Reviewed 3 days ago

My son loves aquariums - we have been to so many I can't count them. We are life members at Odysea. This aquarium is hands down the best we have ever seen. Lots of hands on stuff, and just amazing creatures and reef life seen...More

Thank James L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’m going to be honest and say I was a bit disappointed. Not many exhibits but a good place for small children.

Thank Chandra M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Every time we come to Maui we always go to the aquarium. The kids love the place just wish there were more interactive exhibits or a larger touch pool.

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Thank Kai W
Reviewed 5 days ago

We found the exhibits to be well-curated with a few tired exceptions. The food at the Seascape was great fare. The behind-the-scenes tour with Nadine topped the total experience. Don't miss this.

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Thank Kurt S
MauiOceanCenter, Public Relations Manager at Maui Ocean Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind words Kurt!

Reviewed 6 days ago

It is fairly small. However it has enough to keep the kids entertained. The indoor aquarium with the sharks is the highlight!

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Thank Jazbug11
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I visited on our recent trip to Maui. The location is beautiful! We feel the center had great information, really good for walking flow and interesting exhibits. Definitely a must do part of your Maui trip.

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Thank carol H
MauiOceanCenter, Public Relations Manager at Maui Ocean Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Mahalo for the 5-star review Carol!

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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.