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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
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 new Sphere experience!
ADULT makua 13-64 years old
CHILDREN keiki 4-12 years old
SENIORS kūpuna 65 years+

  • Ticket prices will include additional taxes & fees. 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!
Best Aquarium I’ve Been To Yet!
Keaka was one of the best parts of my visit to MOC! He was so nice and educational, and even made me an Angel fish out of palm leaves. We did not expect to spend almost 3 hours there, but there was so much to see and do, it was such a blast! Definitely plan a good chunk of your day and take your time with MOC, got some henna done too and even a braid wrap in my hair. I loved every second of my visit to MOC! :)
Maira F August 2021
Outstanding Aquarium and Cultural Center
Excellent variety of exhibits plus some Hawaiian cultural experiences. The aquarium is spacious and easy to explore. The clear tunnel through the shark tank is justifiably popular.
Suzanne G July 2021
Fantastic aquarium
One of the best aquariums in the Western Hemisphere. The coral exhibits are the best. It was my aunts favorite activity that we did in Maui and we did it all!!
Heather H July 2021
We are local residents and hadn’t been to the ocean center in too long. We had such a great time! We are avid snorkelers and loved the opportunity to observe the fish up close in all their splendor. The sphere experience was awesome! Can’t wait to go back. Loved it!!
Libby B June 2021
Awe Inspiring
This aquarium is so unassuming from the outside, once you walk through the gate, you are transformed by the view, the beauty of the fish, and the aquarium itself. During COVID we bought next day tickets easily online. Simple process. The humpback whale iSphere is a DO NOT MISS! This experience was mesmerizing, awe inspiring, and done over a 3 year span by free divers just out in the ocean outside the aquarium location in Lahaina, Maalaea Harbor. Just amazing. We had 4 adults and two boys ages 9 & 10 and they were awestruck, we all were. Amazing experience.
janedoe6464 May 2021
Definitely recommend!
Great place for kids and adults too! Great educational and conservation approach.
Alyssa S March 2020
Great visit!
My 6 year old daughter and I enjoyed ourselves here for 3 hours. Exhibits were great and lots of activities to keep us busy. The current Whale documentary was spectacular!
kristamfoster March 2020
Best aquarium we have been to and an AWESOME 3D film about the whales. It was UNREAL and we enjoyed it so much. You won't be disappointed.
YiaYiaOpa March 2020
An Ocean-tastic Experience
As ocean conservationists, my husband and I have a deep love for the ocean. When we heard about the Maui Ocean Center and all they are doing to support marine life in Maui, we knew we had to go...
Ashlynn C March 2020
Must do while on Maui
We are a couple in our 30's and we enjoyed everything about this place. We probably spent about 3 hours here and may have spent more if we had time. So many beautiful sea creatures...
Jessicca617 February 2020
A Quick Adventure and Perfect Break
Being a resident of Maui, I am thrilled to have such a high-quality attraction to visit again and again. When my daughter was younger...
anthonyknowsmaui February 2020
Fantastic Whale experience!
The aquarium is one of the best in the world. You could easily spend an entire day there. The best parts of the experience were walking through a glass like tunnel and having the sealife...
Valerie R February 2020
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