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Address: 300 Maalaea Rd, Suite 211, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-5918
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+1 800-942-5311

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Nice little aquarium

This is a nice little aquarium. Plenty of fish (of course), several specie of sharks, some rays, turtles, and jellies. The octopus is hand fed, which is really fascinating to... read more

Reviewed March 2, 2017
Bruce C
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Midland, Michigan
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Midland, Michigan
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile

This is a nice little aquarium. Plenty of fish (of course), several specie of sharks, some rays, turtles, and jellies. The octopus is hand fed, which is really fascinating to watch, and it's also interesting to watch it work open a jar with a fish in it. There is a whale section and a porpoise section as well. 2-3 hours... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2017

The Maui Ocean Center was very well done. I would recommend paying the extra #3.00 for the headsets so you can get more out of the experience.

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Thank Lorraine S
Wailuku, Hawaii
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197 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2017

Interesting and informative aquarium/ocean center with enough exhibits to occupy a family for several hours. Many kinds of fish, plus a very interesting jellyfish exhibit. At the shark tunnel, you can actually sit on the ledge and truly watch these magnificent creatures as opposed to just walking through a tunnel as in some other locations. Interactive exhibits as well. You... More 

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Thank Tom B
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2016

This is an awesome place to visit with the family. The exhibits show all of the species you may see when snorkeling. On our last visit they had baby turtles, too cute. I particularly enjoyed the jellyfish tank. The main tanks is huge and has an underwater tunnel to walk through.

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Thank Ken R
Ontario
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157 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2016

This is a good stop for folks traveling with little ones. As an adult it is interesting, particularly the tunnel. The gift shop is amazing. It can be done in a couple hours or longer depending on your pace.

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Marysville, Washington
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27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2016

We had a day we hadn't really planned on stuffing with activity and decided to spend a little time at the Ocean Science Discovery Center. Easily located and parking was a breeze though I must say that admission for adults is a little steep. Teenagers weren't really that impressed but the younger children were all very excited. I've been to... More 

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Thank cabouchard2016
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2016

Great way to spend time just before boarding our flight back home. The exhibits were informative and fascinating. Being able to observe so many beautiful creatures which inhabit Hawaii was truly amazing! Book online for a discount - we went early to avoid the crowds.

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Colorado
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104 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2016

We were leaving the island that evening, so snorkeling, beach activities, etc., were all out of the picture, because we'd have no place to clean up. Plus - it was a rather windy day, so we went to the Ocean Center. I've been to the Aquarium in Monterey, CA which is, arguably one of the best on the planet! But... More 

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Urbana
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22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2016

Greatly enjoyed our trip to the Ocean Center. Worth the time and price. Excellent restaurant overlooking the ocean.

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Greeley, Pennsylvania, United States
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2016

we enjoyed evry thing they talked about and showed us. Many displays around the museum. theather to have us discover things we never would have guessed. Volunteers helped greatly and answered many questions fun time

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