Maui Ocean Center
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, rays and thousands of vibrant tropical fish. The Aquarium is home to the world’s largest collection of live Pacific corals and faithfully replicates thriving marine ecosystems in every exhibit.
Journey from the shallow reef to the open ocean in an intimate setting 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 encounter Hawaii’s marine life in a single day that would otherwise take a lifetime of exploration to discover. Explore the diversity of Hawaii’s marine world without ever getting wet with breathtaking exhibits like the 750,000-gallon Open Ocean Exhibit featuring a 54ft walk-through tunnel, Marine Mammal Discovery Center, Turtle Lagoon, and the captivating Living Reef exhibits. The Aquarium’s Shark Dive Maui® program is Maui’s only shark diving activity, allowing SCUBA certified guests to dive with sharks, rays, and fish in the Open Ocean Exhibit.
Aptly named The Hawaiian Aquarium, Maui Ocean Center is dedicated to perpetuating the Hawaiian culture and the relationship that exists between the Hawaiian people and the sea. With the guidance of Kahu Dane Maxwell, the Aquarium integrates Hawaiian culture in the care of marine life, presentations, exhibits, and language. The Hawaiians and the Sea exhibit remains one of the highlights of the facility. The collective result is a unique learning experience and a delightful immersion into Hawaii’s rich cultural history.
Guests may enhance their experience with dining at the award-winning, ocean view Seascape Ma‘alaea Restaurant, open 10:30am-3pm daily. Maui Ocean Treasures gift shop offers a vast array of jewelry, gourmet pantry items, books, an extensive kids’ section, Hawaiiana, and locally made products, open 9am-5pm daily. The Aquarium is Maui’s most unique venue for private night events, Aquarium sleepovers, guest lectures, and more. Enjoy a distinctively Maui experience at Hawaii’s premier Aquarium.
Audio guide rentals and complimentary wheelchairs are available. Open daily, 9am-5pm. $25.95 for adults, $18.95 for children ages 3-12, $22.95 for seniors ages 65 and up. All prices are plus tax. Kama‘aina, active U.S. military, and Aquarium member discounts are available with valid ID.
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- Dress Code?: casual
- Group Discounts?: Yes-prebooked
- Hours of Operation: 9am-5pm