Maui Ocean Center | The Aquarium of Hawai'i



See Beyond
Maui's Surface
The Hawaiian Islands are the most remote large island chain on Earth. Isolated in the center of the Pacific Ocean, Hawai‘i’s coral reefs evolved over millions of years into a unique ecosystem populated by rare species that exist nowhere else.

Beauty extends from volcanic peaks to submarine valleys. Plunge into the Pacific and connect with astonishing marine animals in our multi-sensory aquarium, which has been inspiring ocean enthusiasts for the past 25 years.

Let our marine biologists introduce you to this undersea community—a captivating world unlike any other.
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Humpbacks of Hawai‘i

Explore the magnificent realm of the whales in our 3-D sphere experience
(Included with General Admission)
Immerse Yourself in Their World
Get to know these mysterious mammoths of the deep.
Follow the humpbacks’ journey from Alaska to Hawai‘i, hear their songs, and fall in love with a newborn whale calf.
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Connect to Hawaiian Culture
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.
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Connect to Hawaiian Culture
Marine Naturalist
Virtual Presentations
Why not brush up on your marine biology while you’re here?
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Getting Here
Maui Ocean Center is conveniently located at Mā‘alaea Harbor, just south of the North Kīhei Road and Honoapiʻilani Highway junction.

(808) 270-7000
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Last reservation at 3:30pm
11:00AM – 3:00PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Includes the Sphere experience!
ADULT makua 13-64 years old
CHILDREN keiki 4-12 years old
SENIORS kūpuna 65 years+

  • Ticket price per person, plus processing fee and State tax.
  • Prices subject to change.

ADULT makua With valid military ID or Hawai‘i ID
CHILDREN keiki With accompanying military/veteran or kama‘āina adult
SENIORS kūpuna With valid Hawai‘i ID or military ID

  • Ticket price per person, plus processing fee and State tax.
  • Prices subject to change.

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Nā Hoa Kai membership grants you access to our award-winning aquarium 365 days a year! Your participation supports educational programs, conservation, and preservation of Hawaiʻi’s marine life for our future generations.

  • Unlimited, year-round access to Maui Ocean Center (based on availability)
  • Support of educational programs
  • 15% discount on purchases in our store
  • 15% discount at Seascape Restaurant and Reef Café (excludes alcohol, gratuity, and tax)
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Our Mission
To foster understanding, wonder, and respect for Hawai‘i’s marine life.
E hi‘i a maopopo kaho‘oha‘oha‘o ana a me ka hō‘ihi no ka Hawai‘i ola ma ke kai.
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Our reviews
People think we’re fin-tastic!
Great place, lots of beautiful fish, lots of info.Parking ticket was a bit of a challenge.Great gift shop.I loved seeing all the fish
mickee9 December 2022
Great place to go
The whale movie is really, really good!!! All the exhibits are engaging and top notch. Don’t miss the tunnel and the educational exhibit on the history of Hawaii.
ourboysmom - December 2022
ourboysmom December 2022
A gem of an aquarium!
A gem of an aquarium! We spent over 3 hrs looking at & reading about all types of local fish, whales, reefs & our effect on their environment. So neat to walk through the tunnel with fish, sharks & rays swimming over! Such an education resource right on the bay. The restaurant is great, the snack stop has a terrific tasting Dole frozen treat-large enough to share😊 Of course there’s a gift shop—but this is an amazing shop- you can find all kinds of wonderful gifts for everyone!! Ornaments, clothing, nik-naks, cute toys, books & beautiful jewelry… truly something for everyone! Take the time to plan a trip here—you will def learn so much. There’s handicap parking & senior rates, too!
Donna H - December 2022
Donna H December 2022
Under the Sea Adventure
Our visit here was outstanding. Especially the humpback whale movie in 3-D was amazing. Recommend everyone go for a visit!
Samuel S - December 2022
Samuel S December 2022
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