Maui Ocean Center

Meet the locals of Hawaii’s underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, The Hawaiian Aquarium. Named “Top 25 Best Aquariums in the U.S.” by TripAdvisor and “Hawaii’s Top-Rated Attraction” by Zagat Survey U.S. Family Travel Guide, the Aquarium is home to thousands of Hawaiian marine life including sharks, turtles, stingrays, and the world’s largest collection of live Pacific corals. The Aquarium features only animals that inhabit Hawaiian waters, many of which are found nowhere else in the world! Enjoy a unique Maui experience at Hawaii’s premier Aquarium, perfect for guests of all ages visiting with or without children. Journey from the shallow reef to the open ocean and encounter the very best of Hawaii’s marine life through thriving indoor-outdoor exhibits, behind-the-scenes tours, and interactive presentations. The 3-acre park allows you to conveniently encounter Hawaii’s marine life in a single day that would otherwise take a lifetime to discover. Explore the diversity of Hawaii’s marine world without ever getting wet with breathtaking exhibits including the colorful Living Reef exhibits, Turtle Lagoon, Hammerhead Harbor, Marine Mammal Discovery Center, and the grand 750,000-gallon Open Ocean exhibit featuring a 54ft walkthrough tunnel. Aptly named The Hawaiian Aquarium, Maui Ocean Center is dedicated to perpetuating the Hawaiian culture and the relationship that exists between the Hawaiian people and the sea. Under the guidance of Hawaiian Cultural Advisors Kahu Dane Maxwell and Kekai Kapu, the Aquarium integrates Hawaiian culture and language into the care of the marine animals, presentations, exhibits, and Na Mo‘olelo activities. The Hawaiians and the Sea exhibit remains a highlight of the Aquarium. The collective result is a unique learning experience and a delightful immersion into Hawaii’s rich cultural history. The complete Maui Ocean Center experience includes dining at the award-winning, ocean view Seascape Ma‘alaea Restaurant, and shopping at Maui Ocean Treasures, Maui’s most unique gift store. SCUBA certified guests can learn about the ecological and cultural significance of Hawaii’s sharks through the Aquarium’s Shark Dive Maui® program, Maui’s only shark diving activity. Centrally located in Ma‘alaea Harbor, Maui Ocean Center is open daily from 9am-5pm. Round-trip Aquarium shuttle transportation is available to select Maui properties for a fee. Call (808) 270-7000 or visit for more information.

Maalaea Harbor, Maalaea,,HI,96753