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Maui Ocean Center
Maui Ocean Center

Maui Ocean Center

192 Maalaea Road, Wailuku, Hawaii, 96793

The Basics

The Maui Ocean Center, known as the Aquarium of Hawaii, offers an interactive, educational, and cultural experience. Delve into the underwater world of humpback whales at the Humpbacks of Hawaii Exhibit and Sphere, a 3D viewing experience and one of the aquarium’s top attractions. View sharks, observe coral reef systems, marvel at green sea turtles, and learn about the history and culture of Hawaii in the center’s many exhibits.

For a deeper dive into the aquarium, join a behind-the-scenes tour with a marine naturalist. Or, literally dive below the surface on a scuba diving excursion inside the Open Ocean tank. Sharks and stingrays are just some of the many sea creatures you might encounter on your dive.

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Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket
Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket
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$44.11 per adult
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It was bigger than I thought it would be there are different sections. It is a great experience for a family.
Mustafa_W, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Maui

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Great Vacation stop!
Tara_T, Jun 2022
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Great experience at the Maui ocean center with my family. It was my parents 50th wedding Anniversary and first trip to Hawaii. It’s a must stop on any day here in Maui!!!
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Worth the trip!
Katie_M, Jun 2022
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The aquarium was a great experience! Great information , clean and neat outdoor exhibits. Interesting 3D whale show. Really enjoyed everything!
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Great Spot for Families
Andrew_M, May 2022
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It was a very enjoyable day. All the exhibits were clean, animals looked healthy and it was very informative. I would recommend
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Top notch
Brett_B, Mar 2022
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I've been to dozens of public aquariums. The reef life and fish diversity is top notch!!! Very well maintained and clean.
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This is a wonderful...
Vickie_B, Feb 2022
Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket
This is a wonderful aquarium. The tanks were so clean and bright and the fish seemed to be so well taken care of. My favorite were the turtles. I watched them for a long time. This is the best aquarium I have ever been to.
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Thomas_I, May 2022
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Signing up for our visit to Maui ocean center was a breeze. The aquarium was a wonderful addition to our vacation here in Maui, and I would definitely go back next time I visit this iskand
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Outstanding … a must see when in Maui
Vel_T, Feb 2022
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Everything ! Staff very engaging and helpful ; good signage , easy to follow . Very clean . Learned a lot esp how much garbage ends up in ocean 😣
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Amazing Maui Ocean Center Experience
Daryl_F, May 2022
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Maui Ocean Center is one of the best ocean center that I have visited. It gives me overflowing knowledge of the marine life and conservation in Hawaii.
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Mustafa_W, Jun 2022
Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket
It was bigger than I thought it would be there are different sections. It is a great experience for a family.
star-5
Awesome!
Rob_G, Apr 2022
Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket
Great experience at Maui Ocean Center. From kids to seniors, fun for all ages. Try see as much as you can... there are lots of exhibits.
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We liked seeing the...
Cathy_B, Jun 2022
Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket
We liked seeing the sharks and turtles. The information was educational and informative. No one at the front told us the sphere show ended at 4 so we missed it.
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Great family fun
Julie_B, Jun 2022
Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket
Fran was very informative, and made the experience so much fun. We had a great time feeding the sharks and turtles. Definitely will come again!
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The aquarium is a must-visit for marine-life enthusiasts who want to learn about the island and its ecosystems.

  • Sphere admission is included in the Aquarium PLUS package.

  • The on-site Seascape Restaurant serves Hawaiian fare with views overlooking the ocean. Outside food is not permitted at the center.

  • The center is wheelchair accessible and easy to navigate with a stroller.

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How to Get There

Maui Ocean Center is located about a 15-minute’s drive from Wailuku. Take HI-30 (Honoapiʻilani Highway) South to Kapoli Street in Maalaea and follow signs for Maui Ocean Center. To avoid the hassle of driving, visit the museum on a guided tour or a hop-on hop-off bus tour.

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When to Get There

The Maui Ocean Center is open daily and a great rainy day activity. Arrive early to secure parking and explore the aquarium before the crowds.

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Shark Diving in the Open Ocean Tank

While it is rare for scuba divers to encounter sharks while diving in the waters surrounding Maui, shark sightings are central to a diving excursion at the Maui Ocean Center. The center offers scuba diving adventures for certified divers in its vast Open Ocean exhibit. The tank features up to five species of sharks, as well as stingrays and fish. Non-divers can watch the divers and sharks through the exhibit’s observation tunnel.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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