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

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Maui Ocean Discovery Center

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Jamie3210
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Redmond, Washington
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Redmond, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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40 attraction reviews
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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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34 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 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 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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