Maui Ocean Center, Wailuku, Hawaii
Ratings by kids' ages
- 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+): $22.50; Children under 3: Free More Info
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Not a aquarium one would picture like in California and other locales, but had some interesting exhibits. I would say it's more of a place to go with your kids. As adults with no kids it was interesting enough but wouldn't go out of my way to visit as a must see on maui. I was impressed with the...
worth it - especially watching hammerhead sh
If you´re lucky to spend some time on Maui, you should definitly visit the Ocean Center. Well, it is smaller than I thought (visited the homepage first), so you´re able to do it within 2 hours. I spend about 4 hours there, because I was lucky to watch the shark feeding, where you can also ask some questions about those amazing animals to a diver inside the pool (there are 2 feeding times a day). There are also a lot of employees, you can ask questions about reef life and the different kinds of fish. They have baby hammerheads and rays as well, but most amazing have been the big ones! I have never thought, that sharks are so beautiful - I had been watching them for almost an hour...and took some great pics as...
OK..I really feel the admission fees is high..I understand its not California or Monterey Bay Aquarium..but still, I mean sure there are Green Hawaiian Sea Turtles..but I saw one up-close in Turtle Town when snorkeling! Sure sure I also understand it's got it's own charm and blah blah..but unless you have kids to entertain I would avoid..And Yes I did avoid!! I had heard so much about the gift store, so I really wanted to check it out, without having to shell out 50$ 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...