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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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$38.59 per adult
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Great place to visit if it’s rainy or windy. The 3D whale program was memorable and the staff were incredibly friendly
Susan_J, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Maui

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The whale 3D show. The...
Linda_M, Nov 2021
Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket
The whale 3D show. The animals were all fun to see and the whole place is so clean and animals look very well cared for.
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Outstanding
David_L, Oct 2021
Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket
Very nice place. Super clean and friendly people. Had a great time. Probably spent about 3 hours here. Whale 3D movie was life changing. Wish it was longer. Mahalo
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Travel with a 3 year old!
christiestilson, Sep 2021
Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket
The manta rays. Did not get see the theater. Our 3 year old's favorite things were the guy cleaning a small tank and the submarines. And the play park!!! Lots to see for adults!!
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3D Ocean experience
Anthony_P, Aug 2021
Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket
One of our highly recommended places to see in Maui. Beautiful place and memorable experience. Family with children will surely enjoy. Knowledgeable staffs and clean facilities.
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Nice!
Leona_L, Jul 2021
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Great variety of sea life native to the islands. Facility was very clean and staff were so nice. Would recommend others stop if for the experience.
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Great place and responsible cost
BobbiC77, Jun 2021
Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket
Great aquarium. Loved the 3D whale encounter theater. The Ted Ed jelly fish video was extremely informative. The tanks are so clean and well maintained
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Great Place to Visit!!
Tamara_A, Jul 2021
Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket
Loved everything about the Maui Ocean Center!! Would definitely visit again!!! Was one of the best aquariums I have ever seen!!!
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Dinner show
Jacqueline_L, Nov 2021
Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket
This event is for the entire family. We loved the food, the setting and the music. It ran a little long but overall, a great family show.
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Awesome experience
Robert_C, Nov 2021
Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket
The whale 3-d sphere was incredible. Also loved the sharks and jellyfish exhibits. So glad we went. Great aquarium
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Informative
Randy_G, Nov 2021
Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket
Seeing the many varieties of fish and learning about them We really liked the 3d movie about whales.
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3D Whales presentation...
John_W, Nov 2021
Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket
3D Whales presentation was spectacular! It truly amazed us. Getting all that video also demonstrates how devoted you are to telling their story. Thanks so much.
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So many fish!
Mary_B, Jul 2021
Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket
Our family had a wonderful time at the Maui Ocean Center. There was so much to see and learn about. Online ticket purchasing was easy, there was plenty of parking and check in was a breeze. It was great spot to take a break from the beach and sun.

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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