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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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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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“nice aquarium” (147 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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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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"glass tunnel"
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"sea life"
in 260 reviews
"an aquarium"
in 101 reviews
"rainy day"
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"underwater tunnel"
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"baby turtles"
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"gift shop"
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"week pass"
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"sea cucumbers"
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"great exhibits"
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"few hours"
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Reviewed June 23, 2017

While there were a couple of cool areas, We were rather disappointed with the whole experience especially for the overpriced cost of the entrance. The water was very murky in some areas and in others you could not really see well because of the reflections...More

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Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

Fun and educational for visitors to maui very clean nice staff wide variety of fish to observe nice gift shop

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Reviewed June 23, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Maui Ocean Center! We especially enjoyed seeing the scuba divers talk about the sharks, rays, and big fish while they were in the ranks feeding them.

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Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

I must say it was really worth while even though I have been to all the other amazing aquarium around in other part of the world. After snorkelling in Waikiki I was thinking my expectations of Hawaii needs to come down but somehow it got...More

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Reviewed June 23, 2017

This was our second time visiting the Aquarium and it was even better this time. We did the behind the scenes tour and loved it!

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Reviewed June 23, 2017

My husband and I are from Arizona, so we found the Ocean center very educational in learning more about the local marine life, and enjoyed ourselves.

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Reviewed June 22, 2017

This was a very nice facility. The displays were beautiful as were the fish. It did disturbe me a little when I saw some fish swimming back and forth in front of the glass, like lions and other big cats at the zoo...pacing I think...More

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Reviewed June 22, 2017

Beautiful aquarium!! Exhibits were so pretty. The shark center was amazing. Definitely take time to just sit under the glass tank at the end. Amazing!

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Reviewed June 22, 2017

We loved our visit to the Maui Ocean Center. The staff was so friendly and informative. The displays and aquariums are designed to be seen at all heights so everyone can enjoy.

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Reviewed June 21, 2017

Nice facility, helpful employees, watched the movie, just too small to be a good value for the money

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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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