Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket

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From $39.95

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 day (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket


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
  • 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 to Maui Ocean Center includes all-day access to explore the Aquarium’s exhibits at your own leisure. Journey from the Living Reef exhibits to the renowned 750,000-gallon Open Ocean exhibit to encounter Hawaii’s marine life, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. With over 60 exhibits, 20 daily presentations, cultural activities, and tours, Maui Ocean Center enables guests to experience the diversity of Hawaii’s marine life and local culture in an immersive and educational environment.  Enhance your visit to Maui Ocean Center with a Behind-the-Scenes Tour, Cultural & Plant Tour, or Shark Dive Maui, the island’s only shark dive activity. The Aquarium features world-class shopping at its Maui Ocean Treasures gift shop and ocean view dining at Seascape Restaurant, an Ocean-Friendly certified restaurant serving fresh catch specials and island-inspired cuisine.

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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • 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.
  • Most travelers can participate

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!
623 reviews
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Controlling Coral!
Jacqueline_A, Mar 2023
Naturalists were knowledgeable and easy to understand. The locals demonstrating the native crafts were great. A very good exhibit of coral reefs.
First Visit
Gary_W, Mar 2023
We had time for one last “event” before leaving Maui. We had seen the Aquarium from earlier visit to the area but didn’t have time for full tour. So, as a way to fill time before departure, “Let’s try the aquarium”. We were not disappointed with the variety of aquatic wildlife. The large tank was kool but the strange variety of coral and fish was educational. One true benefit was a greater understanding of conservation and importance of preservation. Thank you.
Loved the Maui Ocean Center!
Mariah_O, Mar 2023
I love that the center is both inside and outside. Great place for families and hands on experience!
Like a colorful dream
George_B, Mar 2023
Beautiful fish, beautiful grounds Every speck of the aquarium will satisfy your eyes. So many colorful fish all around you. It was a fascinating experience I can take back to Texas!
Fun for Everyone
Stephanie_S, Mar 2023
Fun for all ages! So much to see and learn. Had a great lunch at the restaurant as well. Would definitely go back!
Maui Ocean Center
Leonard_S, Mar 2023
The Humpback whale show and the entire Center experience was amazing. All the displays were were well maintained and memorable.
Please lower volume
Nancy_F, Mar 2023
Fish exhibits were exquisite! Volume of the humpback whale film was harmfully loud. Please consider hearing implication for all ages. Other than that strong request, we had a lovely time!
Good presentations and...
sblake, Feb 2023
Good presentations and well laid out. Loved the whale 3D video. Beautiful fish! There was a nice little play area to give the kids a break. It isn’t a huge place, but still lots to see.
Small but good
Deena_H, Feb 2023
Interesting for such a small area. Loved seeing the turtles. We didn't see the whale movie but heard it is good. A lot of Hawaiian history which is really interesting.
Pleasant surprise!
Denise_M, Feb 2023
The movie at the end was great. Wish it was longer! Its the closest to a whale that you will ever get.
Not the best experience
Eska_W, Feb 2023
Weather forecast called for heavy rain, so many people went to MOC. Lines were long but staff did not appear to be prepared to handle. There were no signals for how long wait times were. People with infants didn't find out infants weren't allowed in the Dome theater until they were at the door after a 20 minute wait. PARKING APP DID NOT WORK AND WHEN I FINALLY GOT A PERSON TO HELP, HE WOULDN'T BOOK IT FOR LESS THAN 5 HOURS! (Same experience on-line prior to arrival.) The exhibits were good, but some of the docents didn't show up at scheduled talk times.
Disappointed and unimpressed
Annette_T, Feb 2023
We were really looking forward to this experience based on the reviews. We found it lacking in just about every way. Minimal exhibits. Long lines for uneventful exhibits. For a designation it was very lacking. There is an aquarium in Jenks OK that outshines this one 1000%. The OKC zoo used to have an aquatic center that also was so much better. We expected a whole lot more for a Hawaii aquarium with access to ocean marine life. If not for the long lines for 2 exhibits we would have been in out out in 30 minutes. Would not go again and would not recommend.
Great spot
Riley_M, Feb 2023
Getting to pet sea cucumber and starfish. The presentations with exhibits were informational and personal.
Non-refundable tickets!!!
Adam_E, Feb 2023
Non-refundable tickets!!! Accidentally booked on the wrong island, no refund issued, just gave them pure profit. Poor customer service, would not recommend.
Very enjoyable
Tammy_S, Feb 2023
The center is very nice. Everything was well taken care of. We especially liked the whale movie the most.
Maui Ocean Center
Lindsey_A, Jan 2023
The aquarium was a great highlight of our time in Hawaii. It was nice there was no set time limit and we were able to take our time going through all the areas of the aquarium!
Very informative put...
Jim_P, Jan 2023
Very informative put together very well. We will be back again next year. Great place to learn. ******???
Great day at the Aquarium
Victor_M, Jan 2023
3d video of humpback whales was incredible. We enjoyed the lunch on site as well. We were able to witness a mother and baby humpback whales while eating lunch.
The whale movie was...
Pat_C, Jan 2023
The whale movie was amazing. It was quite the sight to see the whale up close and personal. Our kids thought the 3d was amazing and very real life
The whale 3d movie. ...
Stephanie_P, Jan 2023
The whale 3d movie. Shark tank was also very interesting. Beautiful setting and great educational experience for everyone