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Maui Ocean Center, Wailuku

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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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  • The Maui Ocean Center is a top-notch aquarium, displaying a vast array of Hawaii sea life. The jellyfish display was my favorite! And they have several displays of sharks, as well. We took the behind-...  more »
  • We are two teachers on vacation. We love to learn as well as have fun! The exhibits were top-notch and very easy to follow. We used the audio tour guides for enhanced experience. Great day!  more »
  • My Granddaughter wanted to go to Maui as a graduation gift. I chose Maui Ocean Center to visit. The exhibits were colorful and kept us moving to the next location. Everyone we came into contact with w...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • $25+ admission. Good place for kids. Nice Coral reef display with many fish. Audio guide is unnecessary unless you can't read English. Only knock is it is somewhat small.
  • A wonderful place to visit and learn about Hawaiian sea life. If you can, catch the deep ocean exhibit when there is a diver presenting. Such an educational experience. 🦈🐠🐙