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Maui Ocean Center

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Immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder of Hawaii’s marine life at Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii. Encounter schooling reef fish, sharks, stingrays, turtles, and experience the world's first virtual encounter with Hawaii's humpback whales at the Humpbacks of Hawai`i Exhibit and Sphere.

192 Maalaea Rd
Wailuku, HI 96793
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For over 20 years, Maui Ocean Center has fostered understanding, wonder, and respect for Hawaii's marine life with visitors from around the world. Today, it is recognized as one of Maui’s top-rated attractions and listed among the “Top 10 Aquariums in the World” by TripAdvisor. Descend from the Living Reef to the vast Open Ocean exhibit on a journey where encounters with schooling reef fish, sharks, stingrays, turtles, and Hawaiian marine life await. Home to the world’s largest display of Hawaiian corals, the Aquarium features over 60 exhibits teeming with local marine animals and daily marine naturalist presentations. The new Humpbacks of Hawaii Exhibit & Sphere features the world’s first virtual encounter with Hawaii’s humpback whales, bringing viewers eye-to-eye with life-sized humpbacks. Hawaiian culture and values are interwoven throughout the park’s journey. From learning the language to experiencing cultural exhibits and activities, guests will learn about the storied connection between Hawaii’s land, sea, and people. Wedding ceremonies and celebrations are delighted by the ocean view at Maui Ocean Center. From the award-winning Seascape Restaurant to the ocean's deep at our 750,000 gallon tank, there are a multitude of ceremony and celebration areas available.. Whether a ceremony and dinner for 2 or an exclusive buyout for your celebration with family and friends, Chef Henry offers island-style and traditional menus featuring locally sourced ingredients. Custom and personalized gift orders are available at Maui Ocean Treasures world-class gift store with an array of Made in Hawai`i and marine-themed treasures for your special celebration. The relationship between the Hawaiians and the sea and messages of environmental conservation are cornerstones of the Maui Ocean Center story. The collective experience of native wildlife, local culture, and our social responsibility to be stewards of the sea is what defines Maui Ocean Center as “The Aquarium of Hawaii.” Our Marine Naturalists are delighted to provide a friendly presentation or roam through your reception offering education about Hawai`i's endemic marine life. Maui Ocean Center is a unique celebration venue offering spectacular ocean views of Ma`alaea Bay, with indoor and outdoor options, island-style menus and beverages, and access to an array of authentic Hawaiian and traditional entertainment, Marine Naturalists, Marine Biologists and Hawaiian Cultural Practitioners to make your Maui event special. Visit mauioceancenter.com/celebrations and contact us to customize your special day.
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Location
192 Maalaea Rd
Wailuku, HI 96793
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  • General
    • CDC Recommended Cleaning Procedures
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    • Hand Wash/Sanitizer Stations
    • Mobile Payments Accepted
    • No Contact Services
    • Open For Business
    • Reduced Occupancy/Occupancy Limits
    • Service Fees May Apply
    • Sneeze Guards/Contact Barriers
    • Social Distance Furniture Configurations
    • Social Distance Markings/Signage
    • Social Distancing Guidelines Enforced
    • Virtual Events
  • Hours of Operation
    • Friday Close: 3:30 PM
    • Friday Open: 9:30 AM
    • Monday Close: 3:30 PM
    • Monday Open: 9:30 AM
    • Saturday Close: 3:30 PM
    • Saturday Open: 9:30 AM
    • Sunday Close: 3:30 PM
    • Sunday Open: 9:30 AM
    • Thursday Close: 3:30 PM
    • Thursday Open: 9:30 AM
    • Tuesday Close: 3:30 PM
    • Tuesday Open: 9:30 AM
    • Wednesday Close: 3:30 PM
    • Wednesday Open: 9:30 AM
  • Personal Protection
    • Health Related Staff Training
    • Health Screening Required-Guest
    • Masks Required-Guest
    • Masks Required-Staff