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Maui Ocean Center - The Aquarium of Hawaii

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Maui Ocean Center is an educational, three-acre, state-of-the-art aquarium and marine park offering a look at the vast undersea world of the islands!

Description

Offering an unforgettable glimpse into Maui's magical underwater ocean life, the Maui Ocean Center is a family friendly facility, sure to please patrons of all ages! Every species of marine life represented at the center is either indigenous or endemic to Hawaii. The island's ocean is showcased in over 60 self-paced, interactive exhibits where ocean animals live in habitats closely resembling their own natural environments. A trip to Maui Ocean Center is a fantastic memory to take home from the islands, as well as a chance to educate yourself about the intriguing world under the sea!

Includes

  • Free Parking

  • Express Entry

  • Admission
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Behind the Scenes Package

Enhance your experience with admission and an exclusive 1 hour behind the scenes educational tour. Gain exclusive access to the Aquarium lab and assist with a feeding at Turtle Lagoon and Nursery Bay.

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Duration: 1:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Free Parking / Express Entry / Free Audio Guide / One-day Journey Pass / Admission

Schedule

Starting time: 11:30 - 13:30 (Show more)
  • 11:00

    Check-in

  • 11:30

    Behind the Scenes Tour (1 hr)

    A marine naturalist will guide you on this amazing and educational one hour tour. You will learn about Hawaii’s sharks and turtles, discover the mystery of the curatorial laboratory and assist with a feeding a Nursery Bay and Turtle Lagoon.

  • 12:30

    Explore Maui Ocean Center

    Visit the Aquarium and enjoy daily interactive presentations by Marine Naturalists at various times throughout the park.

  • 12:30

    Check-out

  • 13:00

    Check-in

  • 13:30

    Behind the Scenes Tour (1 hr)

    A marine naturalist will guide you on this amazing and educational one hour tour. You will learn about Hawaii’s sharks and turtles, discover the mystery of the curatorial laboratory and assist with a feeding a Nursery Bay and Turtle Lagoon.

  • 14:30

    Explore Maui Ocean Center

    Visit the Aquarium and enjoy daily interactive presentations by Marine Naturalists at various times throughout the park.

  • 14:30

    Check-out

Adult ( Age & over ) From Senior ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Saving Pass

Purchase a One Day Journey Pass and receive the following benefits.

• Free One Week Journey Pass (7 consecutive day admission)
• Free Parking
• Express Entry

Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Free One Week Upgrade / Free Parking / Express Entry / Admission
Add-ons:
  • Audio Guides +

    Audio Guides provide information on Maui Ocean Center displays and exhibits and are available in English, Japanese, and Spanish.

Schedule

  • 08:30

    Check-in

  • 09:00

    Maui Ocean Center

    Open daily: 9am-5pm (Last Admission at 4:30pm)

  • End

    Check-out

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  • (For Check-In) Maui Ocean Center (192 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793) Time: 11:00:00

  • (For Check-Out) Maui Ocean Center (192 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793) Time: 12:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Maui Ocean Center (192 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793) Time: 11:00:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Maui Ocean Center (192 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793) Time: 12:30:00

  • (For Check-In) Maui Ocean Center (192 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793) Time: 13:00:00

  • (For Check-Out) Maui Ocean Center (192 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793) Time: 14:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Maui Ocean Center (192 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793) Time: 13:00:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Maui Ocean Center (192 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793) Time: 14:30:00

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Notes

Restriction(s)
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  • Wheel Chair Accessibility: Facilities and Restrooms at the Maui Ocean Center are accessible and very wheel chair friendly.

  • Infants 2 years old and younger are free, but must be seated on an adult's lap during transportation.

  • This activity is wheelchair accessible.

  • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.

Frequently Asked Questions

What exhibits are available at the Maui Ocean Center?

The Living Reef ? The wonder of Hawaii's coral reefs from the rocky surge zone to the edge of the deep reef is realistically portrayed throughout this colorful exhibit.

Turtle Lagoon ? View green sea turtles from above and below at this multi-level exhibit. The green sea turtles at Maui Ocean Center are part of a hatch-and-release program and will eventually be released in the wild.

Hawaiians and the Sea - The close relationship between the ancient Hawaiians and the Pacific Ocean is told through graphic boards and life-size representations in this inspiring exhibit.

Sea Jelly Gallery ? Watch and be mesmerized as sea jellies appear to dance before your eyes in a stunning floor-to-ceiling cylinder.

Marine Mammal Discovery Center ? This 3,000 square-foot exhibit includes interactive displays and graphic boards on the Hawaiian monk seal, various species of dolphins, and whales found in Hawaiian waters. Experience what it is like to be the krill that is gathered up and eaten by humpback whales in the dynamic Bubble Net exhibit.

Open Ocean ? The vast open ocean is called the "pelagic realm". Graceful stingraysand large, fast-swimming fish like sharks and jacks co-exist in this 750,000-gallon salt-water exhibit, the largest in the state of Hawaii. A 54-foot-long clear acrylic tunnel transports visitors through this pelagic realm providing a 240-degree view of nearly 2,000 fish, while stingrays glide overhead and sharks look you in the eye. Certified divers may enter this exhibit as part of the Shark Dive Maui? program.

The Tide Pool ? This exhibit holds a variety of harmless marine animals like sea cucumbers, sea stars, and urchins. Visitors are welcome to touch the inhabitants of this display with care.

Hammerhead Harbor ? All sharks and stingray have electroreceptive organs which can detect electrical pulses from living animals. View the unique-shaped hammerhead sharks and an array of fish from above and below at this multi-level exhibit.

The Discovery Pool ? Visit with sea stars, sea urchins, mollusks, sea cucumbers, an assortment of colorful reef fish, and maybe even a hermit crab.

Reef Caf? ? Enjoy take-away sandwiches, salads and ice cream.

Seascape Ma'alaea Restaurant ? Savor dramatic panoramic vistas of the Pacific Ocean, majestic Haleakala and the scenic South Maui coastline while dining on exquisite cuisine, exceptionally prepared and served.<

Maui Ocean Center Store ? Discover not only the widest assortment of ocean-themed toys, music, logo wear, books, Hawaiiana, home d?cor, art works, fine jewelry and more; but also rare museum pieces.

Are tours of the center available for purchase or do you explore on your own?

The best way to experience Maui Ocean Center is to explore on your own. Electronic audio guides are available to rent for a small fee. Occasionally guided tours and upgrades will be available.

Are we allowed to bring food and drinks into the center?

No outside food, drinks, or chewing gum is permitted, except items specifically for infants and very young children. Food and drinks are available for purchase.

Is this activity family-friendly?

Yes, the center is family friendly and enjoyed by people of all ages. The Maui Ocean Center is ADA compliant and wheelchairs are available on a first come, first serve basis and there is no fee to use these.

How much money should I bring?

Just bring enough money to enjoy some of the centers amenities and features. There is an ATM located in the Deli at the Harbor Shop next to the center.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made after 17:00, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount. (General Admission)

    Any cancellations made after 17:00, 4 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount. (All Group Packages)

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