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
Hours:
Closed until 9:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Free

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.

8.4/10

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    Nolan B.
    Tiger shark in the shark tank, so cool.(3 Tips)
    Shelley G.
    Lovely knowledgeable staff and the shark area is amazing.(11 Tips)
    Edward M. O.
    Get admissions online for a 10% discount(5 Tips)
    Melissa L.
    The best Aquarium in Hawaii!!! Excellent family experience.(3 Tips)
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  • Mountain Dewd

    BABY TURTLES!!!!

    Mountain Dewd · 5 days ago
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  • Mountain Dewd

    Don't bye food it is expensive

    Mountain Dewd · 5 days ago
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  • Anke K.

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

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  • 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
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  • Shelley G.

    Lovely knowledgeable staff and the shark area is amazing.

    Shelley Gaske · October 3, 2014
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  • Sue V.

    Watch the bubble man feed the sharks at 11am

    Sue Viens · September 18, 2014
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  • Tim S.

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

    Tim Smith · May 18, 2014
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  • 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
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  • Kalifa N.

    Jelly fish

    Kalifa Nkeiruka · January 21, 2014
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  • Juano M.

    Comer pizza en reef cafe

    Juano Martel · January 15, 2014
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  • Jordan H.

    Tiger shark!

    Jordan Hogness · January 14, 2014
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  • Jordan H.

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

    Jordan Hogness · January 14, 2014
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Max C.

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

    Max Chassé · September 25, 2013
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  • Anne E.

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

    Anne Epperson · September 19, 2013
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  • Amy B.

    Fun for all

    Amy Beeson · September 10, 2013
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  • Harry

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

    Harry · August 21, 2013
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  • Nolan B.

    Tiger shark in the shark tank, so cool.

    Nolan Bowman · June 28, 2013
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  • Audrey B.

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

    Audrey Bosch · June 17, 2013
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  • Holly F.

    Gift shop prices far more reasonable than area resorts.

    Holly Falk-Krzesinski · June 15, 2013
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  • 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
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  • Edward M. O.

    Get admissions online for a 10% discount

    Edward M. Olivos · December 27, 2012
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Kai K.

    We love visiting the Maui Aquarium!

    Kai Kanani · September 24, 2012
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  • Kelly D.

    Boring....

    Kelly Dowell · September 23, 2012
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  • Kayla J.

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

    Kayla Johnson · September 13, 2012
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  • JAVA CAFE M.

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

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

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

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  • 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
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  • Shannon

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

    Shannon · July 25, 2012
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  • Segway M.

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

    Segway Maui · July 24, 2012
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  • Rachelle G.

    Show your AAA card for a discount.

    Rachelle Gardner · July 23, 2012
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  • 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
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  • Bronson

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

    Bronson · December 29, 2011
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  • Melissa L.

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

    Melissa Larocque · December 6, 2011
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  • Ken F.

    Pet the starfish and sea urchins.

    Ken Forsythe · November 24, 2011
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  • 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
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  • Reserve123.com

    Take the kids for a fun and educational experience out of the sun.

    Reserve123.com · September 10, 2011
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  • Babs C.

    Great whale exhibit

    Babs Cooper · August 5, 2011
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  • 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
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  • Richard C.

    AAA discount: 10% off admission

    Richard Chen · April 20, 2011
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  • L P.

    seriously look at the jellyfish exhibit. closely lol

    L P · April 1, 2011
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  • taehee k.

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

    taehee kim · March 25, 2011
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  • 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
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  • Jon P.

    Save your money, not much to see here.

    Jon Pospischil · December 22, 2010
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  • Chris A.

    #TurnRed

    Chris Alioto · December 1, 2010
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