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Maui Ocean Center

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192 Maalaea Rd, Hwy 30, Ma'alaea Harbor, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-5931
+1 808-270-7000
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Maui Ocean Center Admission
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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 Aquarium of Hawaii, 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 Restaurant, shopping at Maui Ocean Treasures, or book a special event at Maui's most unique venue. Enjoy a distinctively Maui experience at Hawaii's premier Aquarium. Open daily 9am-5pm (including all holidays) with final admission at 4:30pm.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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“shark tank” (281 reviews)
“nice aquarium” (156 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
192 Maalaea Rd, Hwy 30, Ma'alaea Harbor, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-5931
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+1 808-270-7000
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"shark tank"
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"behind the scenes"
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"nice aquarium"
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"fish"
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"sea life"
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"an aquarium"
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in 251 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

Maui Ocean center is in the top 25 in the USA. It a great place to go for several hours, viewing all of the colorful fish from the tropics. It's also a great things to do if you have a late flight out, which seems...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This is our 3rd trip to the Maui Ocean Center in 3 years. The staff does a wonderful job providing a superb mix of excitement for all ages and transmitting their passion for the life of the ocean and culture of the people around Hawaii....More

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Reviewed yesterday

They focus on Hawaiian history and local flora and fauna. They are currently under construction building a new display,so I look forward to returning. The shark tunnel is a thrill to walk through and the gift shop has anything you could possibly want to take...More

Thank Kathy R
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A beautiful aquarium full of information about Hawaiian marine life. An amazing gift shop that has souvenirs from aquarium gifts to Hawaiian cultural gifts (one stop gift shop) that you can get for family and friends back home. Mahalo for such amazing memories for me...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent half a day with the family at the Maui Ocean Center and everyone enjoyed the exhibits and the different displays of fish and marine life. Our 15 and 12 year old daughters had a good time and appreciated the experience. We have visited many...More

Thank GoalieMarty
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Maui ocean centre is a lovely aquarium. It is nicely laid out. Lots of varieties of fish and coral with excellent explanations. The exhibits are well designed. I think the addition of he 3D dome set to open later this year and the children’s playground...More

Thank Jenni8774
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our young boys, ages 10 and 7, love aquariums and we've visited about 3 or 4 of them all in different cities. The Maui Ocean Center is smaller than others we've been to, but compares favorably as far as variety of sea creatures, as well...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great visit - not too crowded. We were able to watch the vet address some bites on a turtle that had been mistakenly bitten by another turtle during feeding time. That was very interesting to see how much was involved and how serious this was...More

Thank Ruth S
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent displays of sea life in the waters of Maui. Tropical fish exhibits are beautiful and very well labeled. Free parking. Very nice gift shop with a lot of fine art and jewelry. Good food options. Allow at least one hour for full experience.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I went to the aquarium with my teenage son. There was some very interesting history about Hawaii but as far as the exhibits they were nothing special. The large aquarium with sharks and various rays was very nice

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Jennifer3kids
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!
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adbeff
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.
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Dtar1
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.
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