Engage Your Sense of Wonder

Named among the “Top 25 Best Aquariums in the U.S.” by TripAdvisor, Maui Ocean Center is home to one of the world’s largest collection of live Pacific corals and features over 60 exhibits teeming with sharks, turtles, stingrays, and thousands of tropical fish found in Hawaiian waters. Journey from the shallow reef to the open ocean and encounter marine life found nowhere else in the world. A mix of indoor-outdoor exhibits, tours, and interactive presentations allow you to conveniently encounter Hawaii’s marine life in a single day that would otherwise take a lifetime to discover.

A visit to Maui Ocean Center typically takes 1.5-2 hours to see the exhibits and enjoy the marine naturalist presentations. Enhance your experience at Hawaii’s top-rated Aquarium with any of the upgrade tours and saving passes below!

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Tour with a marine naturalist!

Gain exclusive access to the Aquarium lab and assist with a feeding at Turtle Lagoon and Nursery Bay.

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Free Culture & Native Plant Guided Walk

Explore the flora and fauna of Hawaii

Tour the Aquarium’s landscape and learn about the history and cultural significance of native Hawaiian and Polynesian plants in the Hawaiian culture. Available on Wednesdays and Sundays at 10am.

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Shark Dive Maui

Maui’s only shark dive activity!

Dive among the Aquarium’s sharks, rays, and tropical fish in the 750,000-gallon Open Ocean exhibit. This educational, immersive experience highlights the important role sharks, or mano, have in Hawaii culture and the marine ecosystem.

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Sleep with the Sharks

An exciting after-hours Aquarium sleepover awaits you!

The Aquarium after dark is an exciting place to be – certain animals will come out of hiding while others seem to disappear from sight. Spend the night at the Aquarium and enjoy the unique opportunity to journey through Aquarium exhibits after dark.

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  • One day Aquarium admission
  • Upgrades: Behind-the-Scenes Tour, Audio Guide, Endless Cup

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  • Unlimited daytime admission for 7 consecutive days
  • Upgrades: Behind-the-Scenes Tour, Audio Guide, Endless Cup

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  • Unlimited daytime admission for a year
  • Aquarium member benefits, including discounts for food, shopping and guest passes

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  • Save 15%! Perfect for groups with 2 adults and at least 2-6 kids (ages 3-16)! With this pass, youth up to 16 years old are eligible for ‘child rate’.
  • Upgrades: Behind-the-Scenes Tour, Audio Guide, Endless Cup

* Must be booked by 4pm the day prior to your visit

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  • Save 18%!
  • One Day Journey Pass
  • Shark Lunch special including one free entree and non-alcoholic beverage each at Seascape Restaurant (10:30am-3pm)
  • Souvenir book
  • Keepsake souvenir photo

* Must be booked by 4pm the day prior to your visit

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Experience the rare opportunity to come face to face with sharks, stingrays and thousands of tropical fish. Shark Dive Maui® at Maui Ocean Center allows certified divers to descend into the 750,000-gallon Open Ocean Exhibit and experience the very best of Hawaii’s underwater world. Thousands of visitors travel to Hawaii every year to experience the colorful coral reefs, abundant sea life and uniqueness of the islands’ marine animals. There are also many different species of sharks living in Hawaii’s waters, and SCUBA divers seldom encounter them. At Maui Ocean Center, divers will be able to have their own personal encounter with sandbar sharks, blacktip reef sharks, whitetip reef sharks, grey reef sharks, hammerhead sharks and on most occasions a tiger shark*.

The diver’s friends and family can also watch the entire adventure from the exhibit’s viewing area. A 54-foot-long acrylic tunnel through the exhibit will enable the diver’s guests to follow them on their incredible journey.

DAYS:
Available Monday through Friday (except holidays)

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