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Address: 300 Maalaea Drive, Suite 211, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
Phone Number: 1-800-942-5311

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Aquarium on Maui

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 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.

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Redmond, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 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 into the Center, we were outside at first, my 17 year old exclaimed that she... More 

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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 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 feeding time of the sharks and rays so that was fun to watch.

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 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 volunteer there were very knowledgeable and we had a nice chat with her. By far,... More 

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We only had about 1.5 hours at the Ocean Discovery Center before it closed, and we could easily have spent more time there. We got really engrossed in watching the tropical reef fish, and we identified a number of species that we'd seen while snorkeling but didn't know their names. I also found the exhibit about native Hawaiians to be... More 

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Santa Rosa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Small for,someone from Monterey area, but has a great undersea tunnel ...enjoyed the jellies. Watched Rays float above in the tunnel. Nice gift shop.

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Waco, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We got there as it was opening so it wasn't as crowded early on. We enjoyed our visit but we felt the attraction was overpriced for what displays were there. We enjoyed walking through the tunnel with all the sharks swimming overhead! Nice gift shop.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Loved the walk through tunnel where we could sit and watch the reef sharks and stingrays swim about - right overhead! Interesting creatures including sea horses, jelly fish and a strange looking frog fish which had the kid's curiosity. However, the entry price is quite steep for 2 adults and 1 child, and we were all the way through in... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I loved the shark tank! And the giant other fish tanks enabled to just sit and watch the fish for as long as we wanted. Lots of great live displays. The visit was totally unhurried.

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Cambridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This is a well laid out, interesting and educational aquarium and display center. We loved the walk through tube in the aquarium where fish, rays and sharks swim around, over and under you. The attendants were informative and approachable. This is the best aquarium attraction we have ever been to and we highly recommend it.

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Address: 300 Maalaea Drive, Suite 211, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
Phone Number: 1-800-942-5311
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Wailuku

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