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“Fun time for the family”
Review of Maui Ocean Center

Maui Ocean Center
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US$27,95*
and up
Maui Ocean Center Admission
Ranked #3 of 53 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 2 weeks ago

We spent several hours at the Maui Ocean Center. Our kids loved seeing all the fish, eels and other sea life that is local to the area. Since our last visit they have added a

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ocean Center had a lot of enthusiastic and knowledgeable employees. Many were marine biology grads and were passionate about the marine environment and exciting the young visitors. The private tour was worth doing as well.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Giant shark tank is awesome. Turtle tank too. Family loved it. Happy hour at the restaurant had $2.50 beers and cheap appetizers. Price for a family of 5 was about $100.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you, and your group, are over age 8 include this package. It provides and excellent insight into the Center and is worth every penny!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As the title says, it is expensive and really not a lot to see. We were done in about 30 minutes and my kids were boared. They also need to turn on the air conditioner in the buildings, it was pretty hot in there, especially with all the people. Not exciting or worth the money in my opinion.

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