Maui

Maui Ocean Center All Day Admission Ticket

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Maui Ocean Center Admission
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket

Overview

Explore the Maui Ocean Center, named a "Top 10 Aquariums in the World” by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice. This impressive facility features more than 60 interactive exhibits, including the Nursery Bay and Turtle Lagoon, with close-up views of your favorite marine life. Learn about Hawaii’s incredible underwater world as you discover sea jellies, tropical reefs and octopuses.
  • Discounted admission to the state-of-the-art Maui Ocean Center
  • Explore more than 60 interactive exhibits at your own pace
  • Trained ocean specialists are available to answer questions and share their insights
  • See and learn about tropical reef fish, octopuses, moray eels, sharks, stingrays, sea jellies and much more!

What's Included

  • The Sphere Experience, an immersive virtual encounter with the Humpbacks of Hawai'i
  • When purchasing our ticket, you may visit the Aquarium anytime between 9am and 5pm last entry at 4pm
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Paid Parking($1 per hour/$7 per day) via ParkLinq App or QR code upon arrival

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 192 Maalaea Rd
    192 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793, USA

    Ma'alaea Village, Maui The Maui Ocean Center is centrally located in oceanfront Ma'alaea Village within 20-30 minutes of all major resort areas.

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Discover the Maui Ocean Center at your own pace with this full-day admission ticket and explore over 60 interactive exhibits. This journey through the expansive underwater world is unique to Hawaii, as all of the marine life you see is native to the islands’ shores.

To deepen your experience, trained ocean naturalists will share presentations at the Turtle Lagoon, Open Ocean, Discovery Pool, Living Reef and Nursery Bay exhibits. These expert guides are also available on sight to answer any questions you have about the fish, plant life or coral that you see.

This facility is engaging for travelers of all ages, and provides a richer understanding of one of the most unique aquatic environments on the earth, the Hawaiian waters. See tropical reef fish, octopuses, sharks, sting rays, eels, sea jellies and more immersed in their natural habitat.

Maui Ocean Center

Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Following Maui Ocean Center and Government Authority guidelines, face masks are recommended for all park guests 3 years and older in all indoor areas and Harbor Plaza presentations.
  • Seascape Restaurant requires face masks while not actively consuming food and/or beverage.
  • Social distancing and use of hand sanitization stations highly recommended.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips


This is a must do in Maui the aquarium is one of a kind.
Nice outdoor setting and easy to get to off the highway.
When you are in Maui, definately put this on your list of great things to do!
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Fun, educational and a great IMAX theater included.
MarkAlman, Mar 2024
Fun, educational, and great IMAX. Easily accessible for the mobile challenged and an excellent restaurant, Seascape, to boot! Highly recommended!
Worth the return trip
Michael_R, Mar 2024
We where there about 18 years ago and the upgrades and 3D experience was well worth a return trip. Very educational and enjoyable.
Fun place
Bea_S, Mar 2024
The turtles and the whale exhibit were my favorite. It's clean and everyone is very friendly and helpful.
Mostly great. Some very disappointing.
Gayla_V, Mar 2024
The exhibitions were well organized and educational and went beyond only the water to discuss the environment and restoring the Hawaiian island that was previously used for weapons testing by the U.S. government. My one very big disappointment for the day (the reason I came) was the 3D whale experience. The photography was beautiful and the 3D glasses were hi quality and worked well. What I was looking for was an experience as if I was swimming with the whales, to hear their songs and watch them move. Unfortunately they valued production over authenticity and felt the need to play load music over the entire film, even playing the music over the whale songs. I found this a disrespectful way to represent these amazing creatures. I also bought a can of juice and a simple, plain fruit popsicle and it was $11. Check the prices before you buy. The admission was already high for a small facility so the high food price was a kick.
Great time for toddlers too!
Hildy_D, Mar 2024
Great adventure for littles. Even a play are when they are tired of fish. Spectacular dome and tide pools a big hit where starfish could be touched.
Whale of a day
Sandra_P, Feb 2024
Educating us about whales. Making sure everyone was able to view the wildlife. Kindness of crew was impeccable.
Fun and educational for the whole family
Cynthia_N, Feb 2024
The coolest part of the experience was the walk-through aquarium, where fish and sharks were swimming all around you, including over your head. We also enjoyed seeing a native Hawaiian man knotting a fishing net and explaining the way Hawaiians fish, the touch tank, and the hump back whale movie.
underwhelming
Susan_G, Feb 2024
the turtle tank , 3d whale short film were the best portions, otherwise underwhelming not a lot of live fish exhibits.
AMAZING
Kay_H, Feb 2024
Incredible experience! Especially loved the Humpback Whale 3D film. Well worth the cost of admission.
Great day
Janice_I, Feb 2024
It was all wonderful the whale show was excellent but truly wish it could have been longer!! The whole experience was amazing great aquarium!!
Educational
Sally_B, Feb 2024
It is an interesting, educational and all around beautiful experience. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Maui.
Fantastic!
Jennifer_P, Feb 2024
Loved it all! Our favorite Parr was the humpback 3-D show. It was phenomenal! Everyone in my group thought it was amazing!
It was so fun and many things to do
Colleen_D, Feb 2024
I loved seeing all the sharks. All the workers were so nice and helpful. I can not wait to come back someday.
Value for money
Cynthia_M, Jan 2024
We got good value for our money with the Viator price and my rewards . It made going to the aquarium a reasonable price for a family of 5. We loved the sphere and the tube
Great Education Aquarium
Delaina_F, Jan 2024
Nice flow. Great information. Some beautiful exhibits. The dome whale experience was amazing. The indoor exhibit of the different regions was educational.
Maui Ocean Center experience
SHEILA_C, Dec 2023
It was a wonderful experience. Something for everyone to enjoy. I so many species. Great staff awesome gift shop.
Positive experience
ZhiangQian, Dec 2023
A place with many beautiful sea animals. The experience was positive. Location is accessible by bus 10.
Must see on the island, amazing.
VKAY_W, Dec 2023
This was our first time visiting and we would recommend this as a must see for tourist, especially if you choose not to snorkel.
Five year old opinion.
Kimberly_N, Dec 2023
‘Loved the whale movie and the Octopus and the rock fish and the tunnel.” From a five year old. “And feeding the turtles. Oh yeah and the sand building islands.”
Great overall experience
Marcia_B, Dec 2023
The 3D movie was really cool. The Ocean Center was informative and lits of different marine life to see. The worst part was getting to and from the Pier, be prepared that rides can get spendy.
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