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Maui Ocean Center

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Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
Maui Ocean Center Admission
from US$27,95*
Maui Ocean Center Admission
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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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The Maui Ocean Center is an amazing aquarium that highlights the unique and wonderful world of Hawaii's marine environment. The seaside facility has one of the largest displays of live Pacific Ocean corals, a massive living reef with hundreds of tropical fish, multiple smaller aquariums...More

Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice exhibits, good looking habitats for the “residents”. Ours in Newport Oregon might have spoiled me. It’s got much more.

Thank SNO0PY
Reviewed 3 days ago

We learned all the fish names here when we went snorkeling we were surprised to see all the fishes in the open ocean and knowing the names and its habitat. Make sure to do wait and hear everything about the fish from their programs which...More

Thank Adventure168102
Reviewed 3 days ago

Every time we go to Maui, we make this one of our priority activities. The exhibits are top notch, the beauty of the colorful and interesting sea life is spectacular. The complex is just right for walking and seeing everything without being bone tired at...More

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 3 days ago

There are sharks and rays in a long tunnel through the huge aquarium. Divers put on displays of starfish. There are lots of buttons to push for kids and petting tanks. Lots of fun.

Thank medanne1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wanted something to do with tropical storm Olivia make some rain threats. It was a fun time, really enjoyed the sea turtle film and the aquarium tunnel.

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Thank traveler4489
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Made a stop here on our way back to Kahului airport. Spent about 90 minutes and saw all the exhibits (although none of the special presentations). They have a nice variety of large tanks and small. They also have lots of displays explaining the Hawaiian...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 4 days ago

I can check this of my bucket list👍This was a significant emotional event❗️The staff was outstanding in taking there time answering all our questions.

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Thank rtorres8686
Reviewed 4 days ago

Be sure to do the behind the scenes tour. Very informative and lots of fun. The short lectures were also very interesting

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Thank lovecats0129
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The ocean center is an excellent place to gain an appreciation of the uniqueness of the Hawaiian Marine Ecosystem its reefs and Marine life, especially all those species endemic to the Hawaiian Islands

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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.
3 May 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.