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Aquarium by Day
Shark Dive Maui®
Dive in and behold the denizens of the deep with Shark Dive Maui®. This exciting dive in our 750,000 gallon Open Ocean exhibit will have you immersed with over 20 sharks, stingrays, and thousands of fish from Hawaiian waters. This unique experience of a lifetime includes a sneak peek behind-the-scenes, admission to the Aquarium for the diver and one viewing guest, plus 20% off for the rest of the divers’ party.
Advanced reservations are required. Limited to 6 divers a day; offered Monday through Friday. Call 808-270-7075 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Day Tours with a Marine Naturalist
Are you eager to soak up even more intriguing ocean information? Dive into new depths of knowledge with a Marine Naturalist-led tour! Tours are approximately 1-hour long. Space is limited; call 270-7012 to reserve.
Learn about the endangered Hawaiian green sea turtle and discover fascinating facts about the most misunderstood denizen of the deep—the shark—on this hour-long marine naturalist-guided tour. You’ll have the rare opportunity to sneak a peek behind-the-scenes and participate in a feeding at the Turtle Lagoon and Hammerhead Harbor!
- Offered every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11:30am and 1:30pm
- $14.95 plus tax per person; plus Aquarium admission
Group Admission and Private Tours
Group Admission, Tour Upgrades and Lunch Packages
Groups of 20 or more receive a discount on admission to the Aquarium. Our Sales Department is available Monday through Friday, 9am-4:30pm to answer all of your questions and to book your visit at a special rate. Group admission includes entry to the Aquarium to explore the exhibits at leisure. To enhance your journey, a special Ocean Naturalist-led tour may be booked five (5) business days in advance. Complete your visit by upgrading to a lunch package at the award-winning Seascape Ma‘alaea Restaurant or Reef Café! Special rates for kama‘aina, youth and senior groups also available.
Call 808-270-7088 for information and reservations.
Discounted admission rates are available for after school programs, extra-curricular school clubs, musical groups, youth programs, day-care affiliated programs, sports teams, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and other non-accredited groups. Special rates for kama‘aina youth groups also available. Lunch options available.
Youth ages: 3-17
For every ten (10) students, we require at least one (1) adult chaperone. Admission for each required chaperone is complimentary. Admission fees will apply to additional chaperones.
School Field Trips: Visits by the school group in conjunction with a regularly scheduled class are eligible for the school field trip rate. To view more information click here.
Create lifetime memories with Maui Ocean Center’s stunning exhibits as the backdrop to your most splash-tacular birthday party ever! Simply choose from one of our three birthday party packages – we’ll do the work…you have the fun! All birthday party packages include admission to the Aquarium, ‘Diver’ party favor bags for each keiki, plus birthday cake and ice cream. Party enhancements can be added on to make the day even more unforgettable.
Call 808-270-7088 to reserve.
Minimum five (5) business days required for booking birthday parties. Annual Journey Member and kama‘aina discounts available.
Birthday Party Packages
Minimum 10 persons and maximum 35 persons for each package. A minimum of five (5) business days prior required. Prices are plus tax and gratuity. Child rates are for ages 12 and under.
Includes Admission to the Aquarium to tour at your leisure, ‘diver’ party favor bags for each keiki, and birthday cake and ice cream.
- Child $28 each
- Adult $30 each
Includes everything from Papio Package plus a Pizza party from at the Reef Café.
- Child $34 each
- Adult $36 each
Ulua Aukea Package
Includes everything from Papio Package plus a lunch off the Ulua Aukea Menu in the Seascape Ma‘alaea Restaurant.
- Child $36 each
- Adult $44 each
Marine Naturalist Tour: $100 for groups of 1-9 people and $150 for groups of 10-20 people
Birthday parties can be fun and enriching at the same time! What more could a parent ask for? Experience the Aquarium with an Marine Naturalist as your guide. A special presentation at the Turtle Lagoon, Shallow Reef or Open Ocean exhibit is included! The four fin-tastic tour options are:
- Explore with an Expert Tour
- Shark and Turtles Tour
- Totally Turtles Tour
- Spectacular Sharks Tour
Custom Dive Sign: $60
Have a diver wish a Happy Birthday to your keiki from underwater in the mesmerizing Open Ocean exhibit, filled with sharks, rays and hundreds of fish! Get your camera ready, you’ll want to capture this rare occasion for the scrapbooks! (Party bookings must be at 10am or 1 pm for this enhancement.)
Marine Money: $5 or $10 denominations
This addition to your party package will surely make a splash! Kids will enjoy shopping the treasure trove of kids toys, plushes, books and much more at Maui Ocean Treasures gift shop with their very own marine money. (Marine money is redeemable only at the gift shop and valid only on the day of the party.)
Take a romantic stroll through our enchanting exhibits with your sweetie and find yourself in an under-the-sea setting that makes you fall in love all over again. Our grand Open Ocean exhibit is the perfect location for the most memorable underwater proposal – how can anyone refuse? We’ll work together with you to plan the steps leading up to the magical moment when you drop down to one knee. A SCUBA diver will hold up an underwater sign from within the exhibit for your special someone to view, and to aid you in popping the question, “Will you marry me?”
Proposal Package: $175 plus tax
Includes Aquarium admission for two people and custom dive sign that you can take home to commemorate the beginning of your lifelong journey together. Proposals take place during regular park hours. Advanced notice of five (5) business days is required.
Call 808-270-7081 or email email@example.com.
Aquarium by Night
Special Events and Dinner Packages
Maui Ocean Center is the island’s most unique event venue. The incredible under-the-sea setting offers spectacular views of Ma‘alaea Bay and up close viewing of Hawaii’s marine life. Various event locations (for up to 700 guests) are available throughout the Aquarium. Dine under the stars in the Harbor Plaza or choose to sit amongst sharks and rays in the Open Ocean exhibit. The award-winning Seascape Ma‘alaea Restaurant offers exceptional catering and ocean view seating overlooking Ma‘alaea Harbor. Exclusive use of Maui Ocean Center, customizable event packages, tour/presentation upgrades, plus entertainment to keep the party going can be coordinated with our Sales Department. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 808-270-7081.
Perfect for any occasion
- Private Banquets
- Corporate Events
- Incentive Groups
- Holiday Parties
Weddings and Receptions
A memorable wedding begins with an unforgettable setting. Located in the heart of the most romantic place in the world, Maui Ocean Center is Maui’s most unique venue for weddings and receptions.
Choose to stay traditional with a serene sunset wedding, or really take the plunge by diving into our 750,000-gallon Open Ocean exhibit to say “I do” underwater!
Dine and dance under the stars, overlooking the beautiful glowing lights of Ma‘alaea Harbor or enjoy a champagne toast amongst mesmerizing sharks and rays with an “under-the-sea” reception. Seascape Ma‘alaea Restaurant offers spectacular catering service and exquisitely prepared food and beverages. The choice is yours, with many customizable options available and a variety of event locations throughout the Aquarium.
Maui Ocean Center is the perfect venue for any occasion.
- Rehearsal Dinners
- Wedding Ceremony
- Underwater Wedding Ceremony
- Wedding Receptions
- And a variety of Wedding Enhancements
Kama‘aina Evening Events
Looking for the perfect place to host your event? We offer amazing and affordable party package pricing for Kama‘aina and local businesses. Call or request a quote for more info.
Private Evening Tours
Experience the Aquarium by Day or Night! Private tours, before or after park hours, can be arranged within two hours prior to opening or closing. All exhibits will be available along with a personal Ocean Naturalist to guide your through the Aquarium!
Prices are $750 plus tax and admission (based on a maximum of 25 people).
Every additional half-hour will be charged at $150 plus tax. Advanced reservations of at least five (5) business days is required. Call 808-270-7081.
Sleep with the Sharks
The Aquarium after dark is a thrilling place to be. Throughout the year, Maui Ocean Center holds several public Family Sleepovers. Activities include a turtle feed at the Turtle lagoon, ocean-themed games, hands-on discovery lessons, crafts, movies, and more! Private sleepovers for groups of 15-50 participants may also be booked throughout the year.
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