Welcome to the Aquarium of Hawaii
Maui Ocean Center is the premier destination to encounter and learn about Hawaii’s marine life. Home to one of the world’s largest displays of live Pacific corals, the Aquarium exhibits only marine life found in Hawaiian waters including tropical fish, sea turtles, sharks, stingrays, octopuses, sea jellies, and more. The Aquarium highlights the beauty of Hawaii’s undersea world while perpetuating the deep connection between the Hawaiian people and the sea. The Aquarium’s mission is to foster understanding, wonder, and respect for Hawaii’s marine life.
Park opens at 9am and closes at 5pm.
Behold the beauty and wonder of Live Pacific Corals
Home to one of the world’s largest display of live rare and endemic Pacific corals, the Maui Ocean Center is one of the best places to experience these beautiful creatures up close. Since 1998, Maui Ocean Center has successfully raised and maintained coral colonies in exhibits that receive saltwater directly from Ma‘alaea Bay, resulting in environments that allow both corals and marine life to thrive. The Living Reef exhibits showcase over 40 Hawaiian coral species that range from the shallow to deep reef environments.
Encounter Hawaiian green sea turtles.
Featuring both a top and underwater view of Hawaii’s beloved honu (turtles). Native to Hawaii, the green sea turtle is the largest hard-shelled sea turtle in the world, reaching lengths of four feet and weights over 300 pounds. Up to six sea turtles on display at all times.
Celebrating the culture and traditions of early Hawaiians.
Learn about the history, culture, and unique traditions that permeated early Hawaiian villages. Explore their special connection with the sea and appreciate the great understanding they exhibited in their care for both land and marine environments.
Featuring shows daily. Complimentary with admission.
The 500 square-foot theater can seat up to 30 people and features an HD projector with theater surround sound, resulting in a dynamic viewing experience for guests. Films are rotated on a monthly basis with three showings daily (10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm). Due to limited seating, guests can reserve their seating at the Park Entrance (same day only).
A 750,000-gallon exhibit with 240-degree view acrylic tunnel.
The Open Ocean Exhibit is truly amazing and features up to six species of sharks, numerous stingrays, and hundreds of fish. Visitors can immerse themselves in an underwater world of Hawaii’s most beautiful and majestic sea life, all without getting wet!
Day Journey Pass: Adults -$30, Child -$20, Senior -$27.
192 Maalaea Rd, Hwy 30, Ma'alaea Harbor, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-5931
Cancellation Policy: 24-hour notice prior to the activity date for full refund.