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Immerse Yourself

Encounter Hawaii’s marine life and local culture in an unforgettable immersive experience.

Aloha, ‘E Komo Mai

Welcome to the Aquarium of Hawaii

At Maui Ocean Center, our mission is to foster understanding, wonder, and respect for Hawaii’s marine life. We invite kamaʻāina and visitors worldwide to develop a deeper appreciation for Hawaii’s unique ocean environment. Explore local culture as you encounter the animals that live in Hawaii — many found nowhere else in the world — and learn about the close relationship that exists between Hawaiians and the sea. Take your time, explore, and have an unforgettable Hawaii experience!

Daily Presentations

  • Humpbacks of Hawai‘i Film

    Every 30 minutes from 10am to 4pm

  • Turtle Lagoon

    10:30am and 2:30pm

  • Open Ocean

    11:00am and 3:00pm

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Experience the love and work our team invests in marine life.

Explore Hawaii's vibrant marine life through the eyes of those who love and care for it.

No other place like it in the world!

The display of ocean majesty combined with the deep reverence for the Hawaiian culture make it an authentic and rich experience that is sure to affect and inspire you.

Jayme C.,  October 2018


Maui Ocean Center recently unveiled its newest exhibit, Kaho‘olawe: A Story of History and Healing to raise further awareness of the culture, geography, history, and restoration of the island. The exhibit evokes the power and capacity to effect change and hope for the future of Kaho‘olawe.



We mālama (care) for our land and sea. Our team of dedicated marine biologists, divers, and aquarists are committed to caring for Maui's marine life and the beaches and oceans many call home.

Volunteer Opportunities


This winter we celebrate our 1st Anniversary of our Humpbacks of Hawai`i Exhibit & Sphere. To commemorate this milestone, we're hosting an art contest for Maui Nui's schools with a chance to win funds to purchase new classroom supplies!

Special Events

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