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Maui Ocean Center, Wailuku

4.2
#1 of 6 in Zoos & Aquariums in Hawaii
Zoo / Aquarium Nature / Park
Get a close-up view of Hawaii’s diverse marine life at Maui Ocean Center. This aquarium has recreated Hawaii’s ocean ecosystem and hosts only animals that naturally occur in the region. Gain a deeper understanding of the islands’ rich underwater world from more than 60 exhibits and information displays. Explore the Open Ocean exhibit, which features a 240-degree-view acrylic tunnel through a 2.8 million l (750,000 gal) tank. You’ll feel like you’re walking the ocean floor as y+F16ou watch sharks, stingrays, and thousands of tropical reef fish. Certified divers can even swim in the massive tank. To visit Maui Ocean Center and get the most from your holiday in Wailuku, create itinerary details personal to you using our Wailuku tourist route planner.
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  • I really love this aquarium! The exhibits are easy to see and it's never too crowded, making it easy to have access to touch tanks and viewing tanks. I especially enjoyed the shark tunnel, the tropica...  more »
  • Amazing timing to walk in just as the feeding in the big ocean exhibit was starting. My whole family loved the experience and the entire environment. Not busy and lots of wonderful exhibits. Great way...  more »
  • Small but nice aquarium. Good plaque explanations but I skimmed most. Lots of tropical fish to look at upon entrance which was good for comparing to what you see snorkeling outside was a place to touc...  more »
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  • I felt like a little kid here, I was amazed with all the sea animals. My daughter loved the fishes. Some of the unique fishes were the frog dish. The Shark tank has a tunnel which is beautiful. Great places to take pictures. If you are from California and have been to Monterey bay aquarium then you'll be disappointed. This is very small and no as many sea creatures. And the price is almost the same.
  • Great aquarium! Prices are reasonable, especially for Maui. Centrally located. It as very clean and a lot of amazing fish! The cafe was decent, but slow. Not fabulous food, but not hideously overpriced. Stay for the live diver and feeding in the big open ocean exhibit! It was truly fantastic. The tunnel is incredible!
  • Good way to kill an afternoon on a day where you need to recover from the sun or while you wait for your flight. This place is an indoor/outdoor aquarium fed by the local waters and full of native fish and wildlife. We've been here several times and our young kids always enjoy it. Not the largest or most diverse aquarium around, but it's full of good information and interesting exhibits. Worth a stop if you are in the area.
  • The kids loved it, and with Costco discount tickets it was reasonable. The tickets say they have to be printed but MOC will accept them on your mobile if you don't have a printer. The gift shop has some pretty nice items and the prices aren't ridiculous like most similar shops. Several lunch spots in or around the aquarium and the Pacific Whale Foundation is also in the same parking area. Great daylong activity for kids and their adults.
  • I thought this was kind of overrated honestly... for the price it didn't seem like there was a lot to do for younger kids. If you have kids that are into history and animal facts they have to read, then it will probably be pretty good. If you have a bigger family you should go to their website for a better price to get tickets.

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