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Ocean Science Discovery Center

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300 Maalaea Rd, Suite 211, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-5918
+1 800-942-5311
Review Highlights
Kids got to see Sea Turtles and Sharks!

Great way to spend time just before boarding our flight back home. The exhibits were informative... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2016
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Not the biggest aquarium, but really enjoyed it!

We were leaving the island that evening, so snorkeling, beach activities, etc., were all out of the... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2016
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“gift shop” (5 reviews)
“fish” (14 reviews)
“sea life” (4 reviews)
300 Maalaea Rd, Suite 211, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-5918
+1 800-942-5311
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

Great way to spend time just before boarding our flight back home. The exhibits were informative and fascinating. Being able to observe so many beautiful creatures which inhabit Hawaii was truly amazing! Book online for a discount - we went early to avoid the crowds.

Thank Gymnbo
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We were leaving the island that evening, so snorkeling, beach activities, etc., were all out of the picture, because we'd have no place to clean up. Plus - it was a rather windy day, so we went to the Ocean Center. I've been to the...More

1  Thank SMT56
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Greatly enjoyed our trip to the Ocean Center. Worth the time and price. Excellent restaurant overlooking the ocean.

1  Thank Judy A
Reviewed 9 February 2016

we enjoyed evry thing they talked about and showed us. Many displays around the museum. theather to have us discover things we never would have guessed. Volunteers helped greatly and answered many questions fun time

1  Thank Glenda E
Reviewed 23 October 2015

If your in Maui and the weather sucks.. sorry about your luck. But this place is not a bad way to kill a couple hours and still see the sea life. Pricey for adults and watch the gift shop if you have kids.

Thank Rob E
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Took our 4 year old grandson and he loved it! The exhibits are geared toward all ages, but his favorite was the big tunnel tank. A do-able perfect size aquarium for small children.

1  Thank Ann C
Reviewed 26 June 2015

Really appreciated the layout of this aquarium. It was easy to get around, kind small but worth the money while waiting to go to the airport for our flight home.

Reviewed 15 April 2015

We needed a break from the sun and heat, so we headed to the Maui Ocean Discovery Center in Maalaea. We were happy to see a sign letting us know they offer a AAA discount, a nice perk right off the bat. When we walked...More

2  Thank Jamie3210
Reviewed 9 April 2015

We visited here after getting off the plane because we wanted something mellow to do until we could go to our vacation rental. The aquarium is nice and is a combination of indoors and outdoors. Lots of great exhibits. We happened to get there during...More

3  Thank mtxstarr
Reviewed 5 March 2015

It's a great little aquarium with plenty of informative displays. They have a ton of tropical fish! I think it's the most in the world. They also have a couple outdoor tanks with sea turtles and juvenile sharks/rays, as well as a touch tank. The...More

4  Thank smkozlow
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