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Maui Ocean Center, Wailuku

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web
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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  • This place does not compare well to any of the major aquariums in the continental U.S. Took the kids & grandkids & they were bored most of the time. Finished our visit in less than an hour. Too much o...  read more »
  • My husband and 23 year old daughter did the shark dive (they are the only dive certified ones in family) and had a blast. The rest of us went with them and enjoyed a special tour behind the scenes of ...  read more »
  • We visited the Ocean Center for about 3 or so hours on a windy hot Hawaiian afternoon. It was a good break from the wind and a chance to see some undersea life without snorkeling. It was a niice exper...  read more »
  • I went here with my wife and two young kids our last day in Maui. Overall I would recommend a visit to the Maui Ocean Center, though it is a little pricey. I would definitely recommend a visit if you have young children that were not able to scuba/snorkel, so that they can enjoy the different creatures of the ocean as well. The place is fairly big and there is a lot to do. I didn't notice much food options, so you may want to eat prior to going.
  • This was ok. The best part was the touch pond and the shark aquarium. Very knowledgeable people there, learned a lot about the endangerment of sharks. Other than that though, it was a basic aquarium nothing special and I was expecting much more from an ocean center on one of the main Hawaiian islands. Very, very pricey. Too pricey. Anyways u suggest you don't waste your time and skip it. You're on Maui for gods sake! Go snorkeling for FREE and you will see much more and have a much better time. Trust me.
  • I really enjoyed my experience. Well put together place that had good atmosphere. There is also a great gift shop and some very cool exhibits.
  • Great place for a family to visit... They have different encounters each day so plan ahead... If you have boys who love sharks go on a shark encounter day... If you love turtles, they weigh them each week and bring them out in front of you at a specified hour... Great photo op opportunity.
  • Nice, clean and lots of marine animals to see and interact with. Wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did, definitely recommend if you have kids, I dont have kids and I really enjoyed it. Plus they have a great gift shop and ice cream treats that are delicious.
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