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Maui Ocean Center

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Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
Skip the Line: Maui Ocean Center Admission
from US$27,95*
Skip the Line: Maui Ocean Center Admission
from US$27,95*
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“shark tank”(277 reviews)
“nice aquarium”(154 reviews)
Named “Top 10 Aquariums in the World” by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards, Maui Ocean Center is the premier destination to encounter and learn about Hawaii’s marine life. Home to one of the world’s largest displays of live Pacific corals, the...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
192 Maalaea Rd, Hwy 30, Ma'alaea Harbor, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-5931
+1 808-270-7000
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 April 2005

The Maui Ocean Center is a medium size aquarium with a nice restaurant with a pleasant view of the Maalea Bay and Harbor, a large gift shop, and free parking. You can buy a whale watch cruise from the Pacific Whale Foundation at a discount...More

29  Thank honu-lover
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 14 December 2005

I am afraid of water, so I didn't snorkel like most people do in Maui. But I really wanted to see what others see in the water, so we went to Maui Ocean Center instead. I thought the tickets to get in were way high...More

13  Thank SnowPrincess1206
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Reviewed yesterday

The Maui Ocean Center is beautifully done. It is informative about the ocean around Hawaii and what lives in it. Very well done

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Thank Karen A
Reviewed yesterday

This was a great day for the family. We saw and learned about Turtles, Coral Reefs, and Jelly Fish & many of the local sea fish. We purchased the Behind the Scenes Tour and enjoyed every minute of it!!! Also, the kids got to make...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The aquariums of colorful fish and coral are the best way to see such a diverse selection of sea water creatures. And you don't have to get your hair wet!

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Thank Jet455960
Reviewed 2 days ago

My son loved visiting this aquarium. It is quite large but I found that it was filled with displays rather than tanks with fish and other sea life. We spent just over an hour there and that included an ice cream at the end. Although...More

Thank BjhTravels
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a day to kill and figured our 9 month old would love going to see all the marine life. He had a great time and was smiling like crazy at everything. I think it’s a great experience for adults and kids of all...More

Thank DaveV277
Reviewed 3 days ago

As far as aquariums go I only have one other to compare which is the Boston Aquarium and this one is no where near as incredible as that one. I was also disappointed that the seahorse exhibit no longer exists. The touch and feel tidepool...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had an incredible time at this place! We went on a whim, and honestly it had been on our 'to-do' list every year we've visited Maui and just never got around to it. Between snorkeling and hiking I wasn't sure if it was worth...More

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Thank David M
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an amazing place to visit.The displays are so beautiful.The short talk about sharks and other fish was very informative.I would recommend this for families with children.

Thank TammyH2154
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Maui Ocean Center is full of fun, educational material for young and old alike. An aquarium with an amazing assortment of local tropical fish, all displayed in large tanks with a natural setting. The underwater tunnel is incredible as you walk through, or sit...More

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Thank mikekimhowell
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was really great to see all the local sea life so close up. The presentations were really great - the girl did a great job. The information provided during the presentations I found very interesting and educational. Watching the sharks be fed was a...More

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8 November 2018|
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Response from jemlo13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is worth it. Besides seeing / learning things "behind the scenes," you also get access to the "public" side to see the daily presentations, gift shop, food, etc.
2 July 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!
10 June 2017|
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Response from 181Linda | Reviewed this property |
Not at the aquarium. The snorkeling tour you pre book your tickets.