mālama kekahi i kekahi

to take care of each other
The latest Aquarium updates

At the Maui Ocean Center, we strive to mālama kekahi i kekahi, take care of each other. Our care goes beyond just marine life. It extends to our team members, our neighbors, and to you, our guests. The safety of our extended community will always be our top priority. With health and well-being in mind, we’ve had to close reservations to Kamaʻāina Weekend (January 16-17) in order to limit the number of guests. We are so touched by the overwhelming response and appreciate your ongoing support!

We encourage you to select another date at our special kamaʻāina rates that include The Sphere Experience.

For those of you with a confirmed reservation for this weekend, please email us if your plans change at aloha@mauioceancenter.com so that we can release your reservation and offer another Maui County resident a free admission opportunity.


General Admission at new value-added ticket pricing begins Monday, January 18, 2021.

For the health, safety, and well-being of our guests and team members, we now have timed entry with a reduced capacity. We have a new user-friendly ticketing and reservation system through our website in support of capacity guidelines and contactless payments. Easily navigated, tickets are required to be purchased and reservation time preselected in advance. No tickets or reservations will be sold at the front gate. Wheelchair reservations may also be made at the time of reservation, based on availability. Contact information, including email, will be required and guests are encouraged to show their electronic confirmation at gate entry. To view ticket information, visit our Tickets Page.

Ticket prices are now inclusive of general admission and The Humpbacks of Hawai`i Sphere Experience.


Virtual Naturalist Presentations and Park Map: Guests will now have access to our Marine Naturalist presentations and park map via QR codes provided at gate entry and in-park. The virtual presentations allow our guests to watch and listen to the Marine Naturalist at their leisure, rather than a scheduled time format. We highly encourage personal headphones so the guest can enjoy the presentation without disruption and as a courtesy to other guests. Headphones are also available for purchase at Maui Ocean Treasures.

Our new virtual park map offers digital convenience and supports our ongoing commitment to reducing touch points and encouraging sustainable living.

For Your Health and Well-Being: Based on guidance from health and government authorities, the following is required of all guests and Maui Ocean Center team members:

  • Thermal temperature check required at gate entry with required temperature less than 100.7 degrees. If one person has 100.7 degree temperature or higher, all members of that party will not be permitted entry.
  • Masks covering the nose and mouth are required to be worn by guests (4 years and older) and Maui Ocean Center team members (with exception of actively eating or drinking)
  • “Follow the Yellow Tang” ground decals one-way pedestrian flow and social distancing markers
  • 6’ social distancing is required at all times
  • Sanitization stations with contactless dispensers are available throughout the park and are highly encouraged to be used frequently (refer to park map for locations)
  • Hand washing stations with contactless soap available in all restrooms and highly encouraged to be used frequently (refer to park map for locations)
  • Contactless payments are highly encouraged
  • Refillable water stations are closed and bottled water is available for purchase at Reef Café
  • Additional requirements may be implemented based on health and government entities
  • Maui Ocean Center reserves the right to not permit entry to any person, for any reason
  • Seascape Restaurant is currently closed.
Additional Resources and Information

Following the developments in the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the Maui Ocean Center temporarily closed to the public in March of 2020. During closure, the marine animals continued to receive uninterrupted care by our expert team of exhibit curators, divers, and aquarists. The Maui Ocean Center’s robust life support system provides 24/7 maintenance for our marine animals and exhibits. This system, designed with failsafes to withstand natural disasters, was not impacted by the closure.

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we enhanced our already high standard of sanitation and continue to do so. In order to provide our team members with a safe and welcoming workplace, we deep clean our facilities, practice healthy habits, and follow the current recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We thank you for understanding and helping us to mālama kekahi i kekahi.

For the latest aquarium updates and SEA-News, subscribe to the Maui Ocean Center Newsletter.

Maui Ocean Center is proud to offer the Ocean Education Classroom – an online resource for culture and education that can be experienced from the comfort of home.

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