Ocean Aloha

Go Green for Blue

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 Honoapi`ilani Highway junction.

We offer ample free parking in front of our park.
(808) 270-7000
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Last reservation at 3:30pm
11:00AM – 3:00PM
Now open for lunch!
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 are 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 prices are 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!
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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