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    What to Expect
    Visit: Maui Ocean Center, 192 Ma_alaea Road, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-5931

    Immerse yourself in their world, a blue frontier bounded by the wonder and majesty of the humpback whale. Embarking on one of the greatest journeys from the arctic waters of Alaska to sanctuary in the Hawaiian Islands, these nomads of the sea are revered in beauty, intelligence, spirituality, and awe-inspiring power - yet, hold one of nature’s most profound mysteries.

    The Maui Ocean Center Humpbacks of Hawaii Exhibit & Sphere explores this great mystery in a captivating, inspirational experience that will leave you with more questions than answers. Until now, we’ve only been able to see humpbacks from above the ocean surface. Today, Maui Ocean Center’s Sphere breaks the barrier to do what has never been done before: bring you eye-to-eye with Maui’s humpback whales in their realm beneath the waves.

    The collective experience stirs one’s emotions from admiration to curiosity, forging a new connection between mankind and nature’s marvels. The Humpbacks of Hawaii Exhibit & Sphere is the first of its kind in Hawaii, adding an exciting chapter to the story and legacy of Hawaii's humpback whales.
    • The exhibit hall will focus on the whales’ nomadic lifestyle and migration routes taken globally, regionally, and within Hawaii, underlining the fact that it is a creature in constant travel. It will highlight the whale’s behaviors at any given point of their migration while explaining the different roles they engage in.
    • Then, visitors will have the opportunity to enter the Sphere to experience these behaviors in a one-of-a-kind, virtual encounter with Maui’s humpback whales in their own environment.
    • The Sphere is designed to create an experience “too big for a tank”, humpback whales will come to life through active 3D glasses and 4k imagery produced by multiple laser projectors. The virtual experience utilizes the most advanced systems in lenses and seaming technology. 
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Maui Ocean Center, 192 Ma_alaea Road, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-5931
    Departure Time
    2/1/2019 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    2/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    • Wi-fi and Free Public Parking
    • Marine Naturalist Presentations
    • Cultural Activities and Programs
    • Entry/Admission - Maui Ocean Center
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Audio Guides (available for an additional fee)
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Sphere Experience reservations are first come, first serve based on availability. Tickets and show times will be provided upon check-in at the front entrance.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Visited the aquarium yesterday. Very impressive, clean and really some interesting fish and facts of fish, whales and dolphins. Highly recommend doing the 3D Sphere. Was like being right there in the water with the whales.
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    We entered the center at 2PM - 2 adults, one senior (wheelchair needed), and three children. It was super interesting and educational. The sensory station with the starfish was tremendously attractive. We had the tickets for the theater 3d sphere show but we were so caught up
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    The 3D whale movie was very good. We spent perhaps an hour in the aquarium and we thought it was excellent. Overall, we enjoyed our visit and we thought it was worth the entry fee.
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    My family visited Maui Ocean Center on Christmas Day. Glad we got their early - when we left at 12:30pm there was a line to get in. The 3-and 6-year-old enjoyed petting starfish in outdoor exhibit. It was fascinating to watch a scuba diver feed huge stingrays in the indoor reef
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    My daughter and granddaughters were visiting from Oregon, so I took the opportunity to take them and my son, daughter-in-law, and grandson (who live on Oahu, as do I) to Maui for a day trip. The Maui Ocean Center was amazing, we loved the 3D whale movie - you really do want to
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    About the operator
    By: Maui Ocean Center
    5,934 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Fun Aquarium visit.
    We really enjoyed our visit to the Maui Ocean center. There was a lot of native sea life, we enjoyed the
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    I enjoyed the many different indoor and outdoor experiences. I also appreciated the history, cultural
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    Newport, Michigan
    Nothing special
    This was one of the least exciting aquariums we have visited but it was ok for a rainy day. I know it would be
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    Burlington, Iowa
    Phenomenal Place
    Visited the aquarium yesterday. Very impressive, clean and really some interesting fish and facts of fish, whales
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    700 whales each day but almost none for us!
    The staff were kind, the boat was nice, but I guess it just was not our lucky day. Despite it being whale season
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    Such a Gem!!
    We did the Behind the Scenes tour. Make a reservation in advance. Our guide was Carrie. She was awesome!! She was
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    Gary A
    Fun Day
    Enjoyed the park! We did the backstage tour and really enjoyed it!! Very informative and guide was very good!
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    Edward B
    Maui Ocean Center Shark Dive
    This excellent experience borders on sometime as best described as being of a spiritual nature. I first did this
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    Good windy day indoor (mostly) activity
    Great for kids. Not a very extensive aquarium given the high price of admission. However, the money supports
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    Dive into the underwater world
    My wife and I liked the setting very much. Beside the basins with all the creatures - some of them were unknown to
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    Escondido, California
    Definitely Not a Top Ten
    My husband and I visited this aquarium yesterday, January 7, 2020, The two reasons we went were: 1) high winds
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    Wonderful to visit
    The ocean center was worth the visit for all ages, very well done, wonderful gift shop, lots of ocean life to see.
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    Victoria, Canada
    Average experience
    Over priced-3D video was very short for the cost -needed more shots of the whales breaching-only one scene just at
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    Leticia F
    Needs an update
    Very amazing aquarium but it needs an update and also would be helpful to add notes and signs to help people
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    Had lots of fun!
    Our family (plus one hosted student) had lots of fun! My favorite parts were the living reef exhibits and the
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