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“Excellent attraction”
Review of Maui Ocean Center

Maui Ocean Center
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$27.95*
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$148.96*
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Ranked #1 of 48 things to do in Wailuku
Certificate of Excellence
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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 final admission at 4:30pm.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Reviewed March 29, 2014

My family and I visited the Maui Ocean Center and were pleasantly surprised at the incredible array of fish and sea life in the aquarium. Since all species are native to Hawaii, it was very different than a typical urban aquarium- we had never seen many of the fish and animals and believe me, there are some very unique exhibits. There is also an opportunity to ask questions of a diver as s/he feeds the fish in the large tank and that was very different. If you want something fun and educational, don't miss this attraction!

Thank Doug508
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

We have been to several aquariums around the U.S. And even some foreign countries. This aquarium is nothing special, worth about an hour

Thank Janet L
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

Went on a sunny day to avoid the rainy day crowds. Displays are very interesting and educational. Staff was friendly and informative. Recommend renting the tour device for $3.00, Two people can share one device. A great chance to see the ocean creatures up close for those who do not snorkel.
Good place to spend time between the condo check out and the evening flight home. Lots to do without getting to dirty for the flight home. Gift shop, snack bar and full service restaurant.

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Reviewed March 23, 2014

We spent a few hours here before our red eye flight to DFW. This was a great place to see and explore before flying home. This would be great for kids!

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Reviewed March 23, 2014

Is the Maui Ocean Centre in English, and it's wonderful for all ages. The other "excellent" reviews pretty much say it all. Absolutely do not miss the Scuba Tank show. Very interesting and informative and a chance to see sharks and rays close up. If you are in Maui this is a don't miss.

Thank Philip P
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