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Ocean Science Discovery Center

Address: 300 Maalaea Drive, Suite 211, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
Phone Number: 1-800-942-5311
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Ranked #5 of 10 Attractions in Wailuku
Type: Educational Sites, Science Museums, Aquariums, Cultural
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Type: Educational Sites, Science Museums, Aquariums, Cultural

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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86 reviews 86 reviews
33 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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29 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Its not to big but the attractions and displays are superb. We purchased a one week pass as they have different things going on throughout the week (ie. recommend seeing the cleaning of the turtles, which was a ton of fun and very interactive). The restaurant there is also good, fast and friendly service.

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Kihei, Hawaii
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42 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Nice relaxing day for family and friends. Love the setting. They have special programs you can find on line as well.

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Ladysmith, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I thought it was neat.One of those things you see once and don't need to go back,There are alot of different fish to see and sharks which is a plus.Is it worth $100 for a family of four?...probably not.It's good but, not great!They have a huge gift shop!

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Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Liked the displays.. Most at kid height which was great for us. Alex loved the fish. Had lots of displays and also could get recorded player for audio tour. Would go again.

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