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“wonderful aquarium”
Review of Maui Ocean Center

Maui Ocean Center
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US$27.95*
and up
Maui Ocean Center Admission
Ranked #3 of 52 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 April 2018

We loved the aquarium. A perfect place to spend a rainy day. The staff were all so knowledgeable and loved sharing their knowledge with the customers.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

This trip was exrordinary. From the turtles to even the smallest of fish. I loved this place soooo much and I will definitely be going back next time I go to Maui.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

An hour is plenty for this place. It's a little gem but you'll pay $30 per ticket and we felt we tried to go slow but just wasn't a ton to see. This was my 2nd visit. Went 14 years ago and remembered it being bigger and more impressive. Not sure if it changed. Charming overall but just small.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

The aquariums, turtles and the walk thru tunnel were awesome. But I was a little underwhelmed. It was smaller than I expected. The kids really enjoyed it

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

We had a couple hours to kill before having to go to the airport and did not know what to do. Tom, the innkeeper at the Old Wailuku Inn, suggested that we go to the Maui Ocean Center. It was a great suggestion. It has a fabulous aquarium which my wife and I both loved. It was a perfect way to conclude our visit to Maui.

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