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Maui Ocean Center

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Address: 192 Maalaea Rd, Hwy 30, Ma'alaea Harbor, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-5931
Phone Number: +1 808 270 7000
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Discover, experience, and explore Hawaii's underwater world at Maui Ocean...

Discover, experience, and explore Hawaii's underwater world at Maui Ocean Center. Named Top 25 Best Aquariums in the U.S. by TripAdvisor, the Aquarium features over 60 exhibits with sharks, turtles, stingrays and thousands of vibrant tropical fish. The Aquarium is home to the world's largest collection of live Pacific corals, faithfully replicating thriving marine ecosystems in every exhibit. Journey from the shallow reef to the open ocean and encounter marine life found nowhere else in the world. A mix of indoor-outdoor exhibits, behind-the-scenes tours, and interactive presentations allow guests to conveniently discover Hawaii's marine life in a single day that would otherwise take a lifetime of exploration to see. Explore the diversity of Hawaii's marine world without ever getting wet in breathtaking exhibits like the 750,000-gallon Open Ocean Exhibit featuring a 54ft walkthrough tunnel. Amply named The Hawaiian Aquarium, Maui Ocean Center is dedicated to perpetuating the Hawaiian culture and the relationship that exists between the Hawaiian people and the sea. Enhance your experience with Maui's only shark diving activity, dining at Seascape Ma'alaea Restaurant, shopping at Maui Ocean Treasures, or book a special event at Maui's most unique venue. Round-trip shuttle transportation is available as an add-on service, visit our website or call for details. Enjoy a distinctively Maui experience at Hawaii's premier Aquarium. Open daily 9am-5pm (including all holidays) with extended summer hours, 9am-6pm in July and August.

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$26*
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$81*
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$149*
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Stunning aquarium

Well worth a visit! The fish are well looked after and the tanks well maintained. There is lots of interesting information without being overwhelming. The brochure you get at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit! The fish are well looked after and the tanks well maintained. There is lots of interesting information without being overwhelming. The brochure you get at the start contains a fish guide which helps you to recognise each fish. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had to waste time before our flight left so we decided to go to the Aquarium. I thought it was a little over priced at 30 for an adult. A lot of the fish I saw when we were snorkeling. The gift shop was amazing though. The speakers knew what they were talking about and were very informative. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the best saltwater exhibit i have been to for reef and fish life. The behind the scenes is a must do if you like anything to do with the ocean.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A small oceanarium with a nice collection of marine life. There are plenty of experts to talk to. A really nice thing we learned was that the animals only stay for a few months then are released back to the wild.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I highly recommend the Maui Ocean Center if you are visiting Maui or a resident. This place is fun and highly instructive on the ocean, marine life and Maui. From the early Hawaiians until today, they have so much to do and see. They have interactive tide pools, turtles, sharks, all types of fish and so much more. I love... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited the Maui Ocean Center with my husband and two boys (ages 9 and 12). The exhibits were very fascinating and the staff was knowledgeable and friendly. We also did the "Behind-the-scenes" tour which was really a lot of fun. My boys loved learning about the different conservation activities the center did and were really excited to get to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You'll get to see some sea creatures that you might otherwise miss here. It's also a nice place to take kids when you need a break from the beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're looking for an original, fun, informative and organized way to celebrate a special occasion or just spend time with the whole family - the Maui Ocean Center is it. We recently hosted my son's birthday party here, and were able to feed the sharks and turtles, enjoy a delicious lunch in their restaurant and get individualized attention from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Maui Ocean Center is a nice place to visit if you have a little extra time on Maui. The center has great interactive exhibits on the ocean mammals of Hawaii. In addition, there is a fantastic aquarium with sharks, sea rays, and other fish and you can walk through a tube and see them all around you! Great place for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a small but cute and well maintained aquarium. There aren't many exhibits but all the ones they have are very very good. Their open ocean tank alone is worth the trip and the price of admission. Great way to spend a few hours and a good recovery if you've been doing nonstop activities in the sun.

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