Behind The Scenes Tour | Maui Ocean Center
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Behind the Scenes Tour

An exclusive, up-close experience!

Step into the shoes of a Maui Ocean Center curatorial staff member to discover what goes on behind the scenes and how our team of ocean experts tends to the marine animals under our care. This 60-minute tour with a dedicated marine naturalist will take you beyond the public exhibits and into an exclusive experience for an up-close view of our coral propagation lab and an opportunity to learn about our unique open water system. Dive into the science of raising aquaculture animals, marine health and nutrition, and more! Whether you’re curious about what it takes to operate our aquarium or are simply a marine enthusiast looking for a deeper understanding of what Hawaiʻi’s marine life needs to survive and thrive, we’re sure you’ll find this tour fascinating. Be sure to come prepared with all of your questions!


  • A 60-minute exclusive Behind The Scenes tour led by a dedicated Marine Naturalist
  • An exclusive Maui Ocean Center fish identification card

Tour Dates & Times

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
11:30 am – 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm


We recommend this tour for participants 6+ years of age; however, all ages are welcome! Closed walking shoes are recommended.


We believe marine education should be accessible for all. If you have any requests regarding disability accommodations, please contact us at 808-270-7000.

  • Tour is ADA compliant and stroller accessible
  • Audio devices available
  • Light activity walking tour with varying floor types; some uneven surfaces
  • Potential windy areas
  • Not recommended for visitors who are sensitive to higher noise levels or wear pacemakers
  • Visitors in manual wheelchairs should be accompanied by their own attendants

Group Tours

Group tour inquiries may contact

Special Note

All participants must wear a mask/face covering for the duration of the tour. No exceptions will be made.

At Maui Ocean Center, we prioritize the care and preservation of Hawai‘i’s natural and cultural resources. Sustainable principles guide every facet of our aquarium’s operation, from the propagation of rare native species to the reduction of single-use plastics, water usage, and carbon emissions.

We proudly maintain our certification with the Sustainable Tourism Association of Hawai‘i.

General Admission add-on price
Adult / Child / Senior / U.S. Military / Veteran / Kamaʻāina
General Admission must be purchased in order to add the Behind the Scenes Tour
*No charge for children 3 years and under when accompanied by an adult. All children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
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