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Maui Ocean Center

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192 Maalaea Rd, Hwy 30, Ma'alaea Harbor, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-5931
+1 808-270-7000
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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.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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192 Maalaea Rd, Hwy 30, Ma'alaea Harbor, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-5931
+1 808-270-7000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We’ve visited many aquariums over the years and we found the MOC to be a real gem. Lots of information, well presented.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We've been to this facility 7 times to view the fish and marine animals. Very so derful place that reaues, rehabilitated and releases animals back into the Ocean when they're ready. Today I did the shark dive. WOW!!! What an amazing experience. The staff are...More

Thank Ginelle S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent the afternoon at this ocean centre and enjoyed many aspects of the venue. I really enjoyed watching the fish, sharks and different types of rays swim and interact. After snorkelling for two weeks I appreciated the fish a lot more and saw new...More

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Thank BarbGag
Reviewed 3 days ago

My family and I enjoyed the Ocean Center. They have a really cool tank with many sharks (6 different kinds I believe) and a short tunnel. There was a turtle exhibit and a hands-on exhbit where you can touch some starfishes. I was slightly disappointed...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very interesting. We enjoyed the big tank when the diver went in and presented from inside the tank with the sharks, rays, and big fish. Also the tunnel through the tank, especially when the sting rays went overhead. Excellent displays on jellyfish, reefs and reef...More

Thank Shirley13323
Reviewed 5 days ago

While the Maui Ocean center is smaller in physical size than most aquariums I have been to, it offers so much to see and do for kids of all ages. We spent several hours there and every one in our party was blown away!

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Thank sarahcE7875QY
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are in Maui on vacation, check out this center. If you have any young children, they will love it! My grandsons sure did!!

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Thank alaskabears
Reviewed 6 days ago

What an incredible experience that exceeded my wildest dreams! I have been a scuba diver since 1975 and found out that MOC offers this dive! We’ll be back next April and I plan to dive and experience heaven again! Mahalo!

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Thank Octopusgail
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a fun aquarium to visit, but I felt it was probably a better place for families with children rather than couples. It was very informative however, a good place for learning about the native Hawaiian sea life. My husband also met his spirit...More

Thank janajmfa
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a very enjoyable experience! We attende with our daughter and her family. Their three year old was enthralled by the view in the tube. Thank you!!

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3 July 2017|
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Response from johng3333 | 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.