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“Interesting and educational. Great for both kids and adults!8” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Maui Ocean Center

Maui Ocean Center
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$81.95*
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Ranked #1 of 46 things to do in Wailuku
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 extended summer hours, 9am-6pm in July and August.
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Battle Creek, Michigan
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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Interesting and educational. Great for both kids and adults!8”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

We had a great time viewing and learning about much of the sea life here in Maui. I would strongly recommend this activity. You could spend an hour or a day here.

Visited October 2012
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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Expensive!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

For what you get and what to look at this place is way over priced. You spend $15 dollars a person to see most of the fish you can see by snorkeling on your own. They do have some sharks and sting ray and jellies, but very few, it takes maybe 30 minutes to walk through and see everything they have, unless off course your rent there audio recorded tour for $8 more a person and listen to everything they are talking about. I spent less money per person renting snorkeling gear a swimming with the fish and turtles.

Visited October 2012
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Yukon, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice aquarium”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

This was a good aquarium to visit, we were trying to kill some time one afternoon. The aquarium grounds are not very large, just a few displays. The large aquarium was very cool, to be able to see sharks and rays swim together was very cool. Price was a little high for what was available (25/per adult)

Visited October 2012
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Marysville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Ocean aquarium”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

Nice day trip. Well done exhibits. Not a Monterey Bay Aquarium but definitely worth the visit! Get the extend pass upgrade from your concierge so you can go back!

Visited October 2012
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Joaquin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

Really interesting and colorful. Lots to see and read about. Really enjoyed the stingrays, sharks and dolphins in the walk through aquarium.

Visited October 2012
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