Maui Ocean Center | The Aquarium of Hawai'i

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Be our guest and explore the beauty of the hawaiian ocean

CONservation is key

Join in our mission to protect and steward our greatest resource – The Ocean. Whether rehabilitating turtles or saving the tropical coral reef that serves as the foundation of life around us, your visit, time, and attention plays a vital role in those efforts.

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.

Discover. Connect. Protect.

IT'S YOUR JOURNEY

Explore the Shallow Reef teeming with hundreds of native and endemic species and continue down into the Deep Ocean. Encounter enormous Ulua and sharks swimming in harmony within our 750,000 gallon exhibit. Immerse yourself in our popular underwater tunnel. 

HUMPBACKS OF HAWAI‘I

EXPLORE THE MAGNIFICENT REALM OF THE WHALES IN OUR 3-D SPHERE EXPERIENCE (INCLUDED WITH GENERAL ADMISSION)

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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. Then enjoy an encounter so real you’ll belive you can actually touch one.

Learn about the history, culture, and unique traditions of these amazing seafaring people. Explore their special connection with the ocean and appreciate the great understanding they exhibited in their care for both land and marine environments.

CONNECT TO HAWAIIAN CULTURE and their CARE FOR THE SEA

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ongoing initiatives

MĀLAMA I KE KAI, A MĀLAMA KE KAI IA OE

CARE FOR THE OCEAN, AND THE OCEAN WILL CARE FOR YOU

maui ocean center's commitment to healthy marine ecosystems extends far beyond our aquarium

We honor the traditional Hawaiian belief that the natural world is more than just a resource; it’s family. Explore our dynamic science and stewardship projects — you’ll find plenty of opportunities to get your hands wet and help preserve the best of Hawai’i! 

beach cleanups

MOC Marine Institute’s Honu Hero Beach Cleanup Program allows residents and visitors to take a hands-on approach to protect our marine environments while enjoying time with their family and friends.  

taking care of each other

We strive to mālama kekahi i kekahi, to take care of each other. The health and safety of our community and marine life has been and always will be our top priority.

IT IS MY WISH THAT WE WILL ALWAYS BE FIERCE ADVOCATES AND STEWARDS OF OUR OCEANS AND MARINE LIFE...IF IT’S NOT US WHO MAKES THESE CHANGES, THEN WHO WILL?

Tapani Vuori

General Manager

Our reviews

people think we're fin-tastic!

Chris Heumann
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Nicholas Sasse
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I usually stay away from aquariums and ocean centers due to ethical concerns, but the Maui Ocean Center is a one of a kind exception! It's inspiring the way they take care of their animals, with an emphasis on preservation and activism.
Morgan Anderson
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Fun and informative!
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