Maui Ocean Center

For over 20 years, Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii has fostered understanding, wonder, and respect for Hawaii’s marine life with visitors from around the world. Today, it is recognized as one of Maui’s top-rated attractions and listed among the “Top 10 Aquariums in the World” by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards.

Hawaii is one of the world’s most isolated archipelagos steeped in unrivaled natural beauty and cultural heritage. Regarded as the global capital of endemism, nearly 25% of all marine animals in Hawaiian waters are found nowhere else in the world. Maui Ocean Center serves as a portal into this world beyond our own, providing visitors with an immersive journey through an underwater paradise.

Maui Ocean Center is home to one of the world’s largest displays of live Pacific corals and exhibits only marine animals found in Hawaii, providing an authentic experience of Hawaii’s marine environment. Descend from the colorful Living Reef exhibits to the vast 750,000-gallon Open Ocean exhibit on a journey where encounters with schooling reef fish, sharks, stingrays, turtles, and an incredible diversity of marine life await.

With over 60 exhibits, daily marine naturalist presentations, and cultural activities including Hula Lessons, there is something for everyone at the Maui Ocean Center. The Aquarium offers additional tours and encounters including a Behind-the-Scenes Tour and Shark Dive Maui, a cage-free SCUBA diving experience with the Aquarium’s sharks and stingrays.”

More than just an Aquarium, the Maui Ocean Center features ocean view dining at its Seascape Restaurant, a certified Ocean Friendly Restaurant that serves lunch, dinner, and happy hour specials with an unrivaled view of Ma‘alaea Bay. Shopping is available at the Maui Ocean Treasures gift shop with an impressive offering of Hawaii-made products, jewelry, children toys, and more.

For more information, visit MauiOceanCenter.com or call (808) 270-7000.

See also:
Maui Ocean Center’s Humpbacks of Hawaii Exhibit & 3D Sphere Brings New Dimension to Hawaii’s Whale Experience

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Phone Number(808) 270-7000

Information

  • Phone Number

    (808) 270-7000
  • Location

    192 Maalaea Road
    Wailuku, HI 96793
  • Hours

    Open daily from 9:00am–5:00pm.
    Final admission at 4:30pm.

    DAILY PRESENTATIONS

    Tide Pool
    11:15am, 1:15pm, 2:15pm, and 4:15pm

    Open Ocean
    11:00am and 3:00pm

    Turtle Lagoon
    10:30am and 2:30pm
  • Website

    mauioceancenter.com