Experience the relaxed indoor-outdoor setting of The Hawaiian Aquarium. Our friendly marine naturalists are available to answer questions and to share fascinating fish facts and ocean stories with guests. Explore Hawaiian waters - from the active surge zone, to the shallow reefs to the vast open ocean - without ever getting wet, and encounter native fish, Hawaiian green sea turtles, 6 species of sharks, and more.
|Time||Park is open 9am to 5pm
Open until 6pm in July and August
24 hour cancellation notice required.
Please be aware that these bookings are subject to confirmation. If this is a same-day or next-day booking, there is a reasonable chance this will not be confirmed. For bookings that are confirmed, there will be no cancellations or refunds.
Nice moderately sized aquarium. They bring in water from the ocean and according to them, all of the animals and coral in their exhibit are returned to the ocean at some point. Many are there to grow bigger or to rehabilitate and then released which is pretty cool. The exhibits are large and beautiful. Its nice to know that the center seems to have the health and well being of the animals in mind rather than just profits. I would stop here again in the future.
amazing expo! We loved the naturalist presentations, especially the one with sharks. Loved what they were doing to increase the population of sea-turtles and how they were using ocean water, filtering it and putting it clean back to the ocean! Very good educational materials all over the center for both adults and kids. Money and time well spent!
We came here on a rainy day, not being able to enjoy the beach and all. Overall I felt there could have been more to see. (we made our way through in under an hour) Lot's of small tanks with fish you would see while snorkeling in Maui. They do have a huge tank with a short walk through glass tunnel, which was very impressive. Seeing three foot sharks swimming right beside you is very cool. If you have kids, they will really enjoy this place, as an adult, (minus the huge tank and tunnel) it was not super exciting.
This is a great little aquarium. At first, I was disappointed that there were no mammals, but after making my way through and seeing the reasoning behind it, I am a believer! The Hawaiian people value and respect nature, and mammals need more stimulation than an aquarium can provide. Even though this would be a bug moneymaker, they chose the responsible option. Only a couple of hours to walk through, so won't take up your entire day. Great on-site restaurant, relaxed feel, knowledgeable staff.
The Maui Ocean Center is a great place to spend a few hours with the family. The parking is free, and the site is wheelchair friendly. There is a scavenger hunt available for the kids. Admission for a week pass is only $10 more than a day pass. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. When asked what was a favorite. Our little one responded "All of it". Restaurants are close, so afterwards you can enjoy a beverage by the sea side. Wonderful.
I agree with most other reviewers. Compared to the Waikiki Aquarium, this is a way better option. I've been to some amazing aquariums around the world...
I spent 4 consecutive days snorkeling looking at the fish in the ocean, before deciding I get a better view at Maui Ocean Center (MOC). Admission is $30...
The Ocean Center was pretty neat. The price seemed to be ok. We purchased the tickets online and used a promocode "airport" to receive a little...