Gain a newfound appreciation for Hawaii's unique and diverse marine life when you visit Maui Ocean Center, an aquarium offering one of the world's largest collections of live Pacific reefs, a 750,000-gallon Open Ocean exhibit and 20 expert-led presentations occurring daily. Learn about Hawaiian culture and traditions while encountering the largest sea turtles in the world at the Turtle Lagoon exhibit. Visit the exclusive Aquarium Lab for a behind-the-scenes tour, where you can feed turtles and gain insight into local marine life. The Open Ocean exhibit is the only shark diving in Maui, allowing SCUBA-certified divers the rare opportunities to swim with six species of sharks.
Admission prices vary, day, week and annual passes are available
Daily, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (final admission at 4:30 PM)
Yes, Maui Ocean Center offers sustainable dining at Seascape Restaurant, boasting local cuisines such as macadamia nut-crusted mahi while enjoying views of Ma'alaea Harbor. Aquarium admission isn't required to dine at Seascape Restaurant. You can also grab a quick bite at Reef Cafe or recaffeinate at Coffee Shack.
Does the Maui Ocean Center have a behind the scenes tour?
If you want to discover more about the local marine life then enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour that gives you access to the Aquarium Lab. This one-hour tour is led by a marine naturalist, where you'll learn more about sharks and turtles while also assisting in feedings.