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Maui Ocean Center

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Maui Ocean Center Admission
from $27.95*
Maui Ocean Center Admission
from $27.95*
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“nice aquarium”(150 reviews)
Named “Top 10 Aquariums in the World” by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards, Maui Ocean Center is the premier destination to encounter and learn about Hawaii’s marine life. Home to one of the world’s largest displays of live Pacific corals, the...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
192 Maalaea Rd, Hwy 30, Ma'alaea Harbor, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-5931
+1 808-270-7000
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Reviewed yesterday

Aquarium was ok in general, Shark tube was cool. No sea mammals at all - seals. dolphins, whales which I was hoping for. Sea World San diego or Orlando is better. Expected more from Maui.

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Reviewed yesterday

Some places are a "did that, done that" however, the Maui Ocean Center is a place my mom and I enjoyed visiting again! The large tank with the walk through tunnel was a real treat. Many of us really enjoyed watching the manta rays cruise...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Definitely check out travel brochures before heading there as you may find coupons or discount codes that you can use ahead of time. You can spend about 2-3 hours walking around, they have an amazing coral reef exhibit. My favorite was watching the octopus.

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Reviewed yesterday

We visit the aquarium every time we visit Maui. It is fun to see many of the fish that we see when snorkling. They are doing updating and an expansion.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a lovely way to spend an afternoon prior to our flight in the evening. Maui has really strange and interesting sea life we wouldn’t have seen otherwise.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I wasn't super optimistic but wanted to see what Maui offered. My sweetheart and I had a great day looking at and taking pictures of all the creatures here. The tube is a highlight and having a shark or ray swim right over your head...More

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Thank David R
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a great time in the Ocean center. Very nice exhibits, lots of beautiful fish and other aquatic animals.I wish there were more to see.

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Thank Finalefarm
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very nice fish and coral exhibits. Some things in the interactive area seemed to be broken. Cute very small kids play area.

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Thank Renotrav
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent for families, children, seniors, friends. Interesting for all. Our group contained all ages from 5 through 77.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was an amazing trip. The facility is clean and well put the feather. The information given was educational and entertaining. The entire family loved it

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July 2, 2017|
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Response from Graham J | Reviewed this property |
I checked with my 15 year old daughter who enthusiastically said yes. The only ones I remembered were the ones they were raising that we saw in the behind the scenes tour. Enjoy!
June 10, 2017|
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Response from 181Linda | Reviewed this property |
Not at the aquarium. The snorkeling tour you pre book your tickets.
May 2, 2017|
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Response from Tremaine E | Reviewed this property |
3 hours is plenty. But if course it all depends on the kids attraction to the exhibitions.