Maui Ocean Center, The Hawaiian Aquarium

Maui Ocean Center, The Hawaiian Aquarium

Aquarium, Science Museum, and Gift Shop
192 Maalaea Rd (at Honopiilani Hwy), Wailuku, HI 96793, United States
Closed until 9:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
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Discover Hawaii’s unique marine life at this 3-acre facility, featuring live coral displays and exhibits teeming with only animals found in Hawaiian waters.


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    Shelley G.
    "Lovely knowledgeable staff and the shark area is amazing."(13 Tips)
    Melissa L.
    "The best Aquarium in Hawaii!!! Excellent family experience."(3 Tips)
    Anke K.
    "big fish tank with tiger sharks"(3 Tips)
    Brenda S.
    "Fabulous shark & manta ray exhibit & tunnel!"(2 Tips)
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  • shark
  • hawaii
  • manta rays
  • fish
  • discounts
  • scuba diving
  • aquariums
  • outdoor seating
  • turtles
  • tuna
  • exhibits
  • snorkeling
  • marine life
  • tunnels
  • stingrays
  • staff
  • chandeliers
  • jellies
  • Mountain Dewd


    Mountain Dewd · May 24
  • Mountain Dewd

    Don't bye food it is expensive

    Mountain Dewd · May 24
  • Anke K.

    Great Auarium for the whole Family. My favorites are the turtles and the big fish tank with tiger sharks and manta rays.

  • Lance L.

    Well worth a stop - not real huge, indoor and outdoor, friendly staff, very cool for kids or adults

    Lance Lacoff · October 21, 2014
  • Shelley G.

    Lovely knowledgeable staff and the shark area is amazing.

    Shelley Gaske · October 3, 2014
  • Sue V.

    Watch the bubble man feed the sharks at 11am

    Sue Viens · September 18, 2014
  • Tim S.

    May is Kama'aina month. Half off for Kama'aina and military.

    Tim Smith · May 18, 2014
  • Maui Hawaii

    Ask a Maui Ocean Center naturalist when they plan on doing a feeding next. Scuba divers feed sharks and rays in the big tank and answer your questions live! Read more

    Maui Hawaii · February 4, 2014
  • Kalifa N.

    Jelly fish

    Kalifa Nkeiruka · January 21, 2014
  • Juano M.

    Comer pizza en reef cafe

    Juano Martel · January 15, 2014
  • Jordan H.

    Tiger shark!

    Jordan Hogness · January 14, 2014
  • Jordan H.

    Worth the price. Well-kept. Staff is qualified.

    Jordan Hogness · January 14, 2014
  • Matthew B.

    Won't take too long if you're just there to look at the sealife. Plenty of learning if you want to spend a longer time.

    Matthew Bukovinsky · November 30, 2013
  • Brenda S.

    Fabulous shark & manta ray exhibit & tunnel! Try to get there when they do a dive to learn more & watch them feed the sharks.

    Brenda Simms · November 15, 2013
  • Max C.

    Good for kids but not the most amazing aquarium, actually pretty small.

    Max Chassé · September 25, 2013
  • Anne E.

    Great place to spend a few hours before the flight home.

    Anne Epperson · September 19, 2013
  • Amy B.

    Fun for all

    Amy Beeson · September 10, 2013
  • Harry

    The sharks & rays are really getting big. Some have been there 15 years now

    Harry · August 21, 2013
  • Nolan B.

    Tiger shark in the shark tank, so cool.

    Nolan Bowman · June 28, 2013
  • Audrey B.

    Shark, stingray and tuna tank is the best. I could sit and watch them all day.

    Audrey Bosch · June 17, 2013
  • Holly F.

    Gift shop prices far more reasonable than area resorts.

    Holly Falk-Krzesinski · June 15, 2013
  • Evan D.

    This is a great place to take the kids... if you are a local, make sure to ask for the kama'aina admission fee. If you really like it, get the annual pass because you will be back. It is very calming!

    Evan Dust · June 9, 2013
  • Edward M. O.

    Get admissions online for a 10% discount

    Edward M. Olivos · December 27, 2012
  • Praveen R.

    10 15 AM there is a shark story, 10 30 there is turtle feed and at 11 there is shark feed! Plan accordingly

    Praveen Rajappan · November 27, 2012
  • Ray G.

    Decent aquarium if you lived in a land locked country near Siberia; however, you would think there would be an awesome aquarium somewhere in hawaii. One kudo, this is better than the aquarium in Oahu.

    Ray G · November 21, 2012
  • Adam B.

    A very fun and educational look at Hawaiian marine life. A definite must do, and go see the turtle hatchlings!!

    Adam Bryant · November 18, 2012
  • Leah C.

    Totally worthwhile and on the way to the airport. I highly recommend visiting the aquarium before or after a snorkel adventure to turtle town!

    Leah Candelaria-Tyler · September 27, 2012
  • Kai K.

    We love visiting the Maui Aquarium!

    Kai Kanani · September 24, 2012
  • Kelly D.


    Kelly Dowell · September 23, 2012
  • Kayla J.

    Watch the shark feeding. The giant sting rays swimming over you is amazing!

    Kayla Johnson · September 13, 2012

    If your visiting Maui, this is a MUST SEE place, specially if you have kids.

    JAVA CAFE MAUI · September 10, 2012
  • Katerina👑🔨💍 I.

    Nothing special, if u don't have little kids, that is

  • Jenny

    Right off the highway, great for the kids will see some things you would never get to see or touch on the mainland!

    Jenny · July 31, 2012
  • Shannon

    Pacific Whale Foundation has an awesome camp for kids! Tell Karen we sent you!

    Shannon · July 25, 2012
  • Segway M.

    Let's do cross promotion with Segway Maui. Read more

    Segway Maui · July 24, 2012
  • Rachelle G.

    Show your AAA card for a discount.

    Rachelle Gardner · July 23, 2012
  • Michelle A.

    Small aquarium with fish native to Hawaii. Not worth it if you don't have a discount.$90+ for a family of 4!?

    Michelle A. · March 8, 2012
  • Bronson

    Awesome gift shop, beautiful chandelier only 20,000 dollars, lol

    Bronson · December 29, 2011
  • Melissa L.

    The best Aquarium in Hawaii!!! Excellent family experience.

    Melissa Larocque · December 6, 2011
  • Ken F.

    Pet the starfish and sea urchins.

    Ken Forsythe · November 24, 2011
  • Andrew L.

    For your first trip, get an audio guide. Worth it for first timers and to get the most of your money.

    Andrew Lockwood · October 18, 2011

    Take the kids for a fun and educational experience out of the sun. · September 10, 2011
  • Babs C.

    Great whale exhibit

    Babs Cooper · August 5, 2011
  • Tanya T.

    Make sure you take one of the audio devices. Just $3 extra tells you so much more about the fish, sharks & turtles.

    Tanya Tate · June 14, 2011
  • Richard C.

    AAA discount: 10% off admission

    Richard Chen · April 20, 2011
  • L P.

    seriously look at the jellyfish exhibit. closely lol

    L P · April 1, 2011
  • taehee k.

    Very good!! But 한국어 audio가 없어서 좀!! 있으면 좋겠네요

    taehee kim · March 25, 2011
  • Celina M.

    Family yearly pass is $165.00 & They offer military & Kamaaina discounts @$15.75 adult &$8.75(3-12yrs) worth @ least one trip!! Check for extra weekly activities on-line! Great place!!

    Celina Marie · January 11, 2011
  • Jon P.

    Save your money, not much to see here.

    Jon Pospischil · December 22, 2010
  • Chris A.


    Chris Alioto · December 1, 2010

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