Maui Ocean Center, Wailuku, Hawaii
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- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
The Maui Ocean Center is the largest tropical reef aquarium in the Western Hemisphere. It includes exhibits on coral reef habitats, sea turtles, sharks and humpback whales, among others.
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Address: 192 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793| Map
Hours: Mon-Sun 9 am - 5 pm; open until 6 pm in July and August. More Info
Price: Adults (13-64): $25.50; Children (3-12): $18.50; Seniors (65+): $22.50; Children under 3: Free More Info
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Not a aquarium one would picture like in California and other locales, but had some interesting exhibits. I would say it's more of a place to go with your kids. As adults with no kids it was interesting enough but wouldn't go out of my way to visit as a must see on maui. I was impressed with the...
OK..I really feel the admission fees is high..I understand its not California or Monterey Bay Aquarium..but still, I mean sure there are Green Hawaiian Sea Turtles..but I saw one up-close in Turtle Town when snorkeling! Sure sure I also understand it's got it's own charm and blah blah..but unless you have kids to entertain I would avoid..And Yes I did avoid!! I had heard so much about the gift store, so I really wanted to check it out, without having to shell out 50$ for the 2 of us..So I went up to the kind lady at the desk and asked her if I could get an admission to just go check out the gift store..Lo and Behold they have a green colored band meant only for guests who would like to spend time in their co...
YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME IF YOU'RE GIVING THIS PLACE 5 stars!!!! This is such a tourist trap and after paying $50 bucks to get in I wanted my money back. This is a sad excuse for an aquarium and ye...
Eh, I was pretty disappointed by this place. It's probably because I'm spoiled by living so close to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, but there really were a lot of things that needed updating and care. Hammerhead Harbor was cloudy and you could barely see any of the sharks, who stay all the way in the back. Turtle Lagoon consisted of about 4 turtles. The octopus was MIA, and the tide pools had very minimal creatures in them. But I do admit the reefs were beautiful, I've owned tanks for years so I can really appreciate these things of beauty. The corals were just gorgeous. I did feel like the variety of fish got kind of monotonous, which I should understand is because they specialize in native fish of Hawaii. I di...
Its a very small aquarium so we were in and out in a little over an hour with a stop at the gift shop. Get there early and theres plenty of parking and not crowded. Its pricey to g...