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. While visiting our island home, we invite you to dive deep. Plunge into the Pacific and connect with astonishing marine animals in our multi-sensory aquarium.

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 prices will reflect fee and tax upon checkout. 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 includes processing fee & State tax. Price 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 Site. Great People!
The site was Awesome to see these animals live in their made up environment. Which really looked much like ocean waters. But to walk under the pipe tunnel as the swam over your head was pretty Fantastic as well. For Kids it will be a site they will remember all their lives. A MUST SEE! Plus . The people there are Fantastic!
SaltLife70 April 2022
Loved the new whale exhibit in the sphere and the coral reef exhibit. So cool to see what we saw snorkeling up close!
Tricia April 2022
Great Family Fun
Maui Ocean Center offers a great variety of viewable and touchable items. This variety keeps the interest of the entire family. I recommend giving yourself 2-3 hours to enjoy this facility. Don't rush, or you will miss something.
Maui-Ohana-2017 April 2022
Good outing for young family.
Good for small kids. They had loads of fun watching sea turtles, sharks, sting ray and other colorful sea animals. The restaurant was good too, a bit expensive though.
Janardhanan V April 2022
Loved at the IMAX show
Beautiful aquarium. Smaller than we expected but very well laid out. A nice place to visit, especially with younger children. IMAX movie about the whales at the end was particularly spectacular.
Pat T April 2022
Very informative and great cause
My wife and I needed a day out of the sun. We went to see the underwater world of the Pacific. We. really loved the 3D "video" of whales. So real and an interesting piece of art. The parking system is interesting so pay by phone or get a ticket. We visited and there were lots of small toddlers who loved all the fish and excitement. We had lunch at the main restaurant which was surprisingly very good. Hence, we had pie for dessert. It was well worth the money and to support a great cause.
Jim H - March 2022
Jim H March 2022
Look, Learn, Eat
We missed the 3D Sphere experience because I was so absorbed. I’m not much for museums but I do love learning and this place wowed me! The live aquariums throughout were beautiful and accompanied by tons of really interesting information. Go earlier in the day. We went around 1pm which was part of the reason we missed the Humpback 3D Sphere. We had a late lunch at the restaurant on site “Seascape”. Over a week long trip to Maui including our time at the Four Seasons resort this was the best meal! Bring a camera! Some of the most beautiful sights of our trip were in these aquariums.
BSA March 2022
Small with powerful exhibits
If it were a bit bigger it would be a 5. The whale 3D show was amazing, sitting in a dome like a planetarium. The exhibit on the history of the islands and reclamation from Army use for bombing practice was fascinating. Those two exhibits were worth the price. The actual marine life exhibits were more geared to families I felt. Parking is extra.
DrPecs March 2022
Must see
With a great Kamaaina rate, this was a great family day. Don't miss the Whale sphere as it is an amazing experience. We definitely enjoyed ourselves.
Michelleandderekn March 2022
A fantastic aquarium!
Being a resident of Maui, I am thrilled to have such a high-quality attraction to visit again and again. We have been to a lot of aquariums over the years and this one was one of the best! The exhibits are well marked and interesting and the reef was amazing. Make sure to go to the humpback whale movie - I don't want to spoil it by telling too much, but imagine a top notch planetarium, but under water and about whales. It's spectacular.
LifeIsAnAdventure March 2022
Love the Maui Ocean Center
We loved the Maui Ocean Center and found it to be the perfect activity to do while we were waiting for our evening flight home from Maui. We enjoyed the indoor and outdoor exhibits and the walk-through aquarium tunnel, where you can view many kinds of fish and sharks. The highlight of the day was the 3-D IMAX movie about Humpback whales. You actually felt like you were swimming right next the whales! I would highly recommend the Maui Ocean Center for young and old alike, and especially for families.
CNYfan March 2022
Fun For Any Age
We needed a leisurely activity before hopping on the plane and this more than fit the bill. The 3D whale movie was incredible! Staff onsite were very helpful and knowledgeable. We enjoyed lunch at their on-site restaurant which provided views overlooking the harbor.
KW920 February 2022
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