Maui Ocean Center Aquarium in Maui, HI
192 Ma’alaea Rd. • Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
A three-acre, state-of-the-art aquarium and marine park, Maui Ocean Center offers a family-friendly and educational experience for guests of all ages. The center is home to 60 self-guided, interactive exhibits with a variety of fish indigenous or endemic to Hawaii, such as Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp, Spotted Eagle Ray, Reef Triggerfish, Flowery Flounder, Red Hawaiian Reef Lobster, and more.
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How much is parking?
Parking is complimentary and available in front of the Maui Ocean Center off Hwy 30.
How long do I need to plan for a visit to Maui Ocean Center?
The average visit to Maui Ocean Center lasts about 2 hours. Plan to stay longer if you wish to enjoy lunch at the Seascape Ma‘alaea Restaurant or Reef Café, or spend time browsing through the amazing collection of retail items at the Maui Ocean Treasures gift shop.
What time is the last entry?
Maui Ocean Center allows entry until closing. However, please be aware that all buildings will close promptly at 5:00 pm (or 6:00 pm with extended summer hours in July and August). Please a lot yourself enough time to view exhibits and presentations at your own pace.
Is the aquarium outdoors or indoors?
Approximately 75% of the Aquarium exhibits are indoors and air conditioned, making it the perfect attraction for anyone, anytime! Located in Ma‘alaea Harbor, the Aquarium also provides spectacular ocean views.
Do you have any scheduled shows or feedings?
Maui Ocean Center displays the animals in our care in realistic, natural environments and the animals are fed according to their needs, therefore feedings and shows are not offered.
Do you have strollers or wheelchairs available?
Wheelchairs are available on a first come, first served basis. Maui Ocean Center is ADA compliant. Strollers are currently not available.
Can I get into the gift shop without paying admission?
Yes! For entrance to Maui Ocean Treasure gift shop, you may enter through the Front Gate.
Can I get into the restaurant without paying admission?
Yes! To enjoy a delicious lunch at Seascape Ma‘alaea Restaurant, you may enter through the side entrance adjacent to the Ma‘alaea Harbor Shops.
Do you have audio guides available?
Yes, they are available at the Front Gate. It’s like having your own personal tour guide with you and we highly recommend them. Audio guides are $3.00 for a single unit or $8.00 for 3-6 units and are available in English.
Do you have a dress code?
Yes, shirt and shoes are required at all times and all clothing appropriate for a family environment.
Do you have a smoking policy?
In accordance with Hawai‘i state law, Maui Ocean Center is a smoke-free facility. With your admission receipt, you can exit the Front Gate and smoke outside of the facility, at least 30ft from any windows or doors, and return to the Aquarium.
Are pets allowed?
No, only leashed service animals are allowed.
Can I bring drinks or outside food?
For your safety, absolutely no outside food or beverage (of any type) are allowed at Maui Ocean Center. No coolers allowed. Exceptions can be made for infants and school groups (with prior approval) and those with special medical needs; see a Front Gate attendant. Please, no chewing gum.
Can I take photos and video?
Photography and video are permitted throughout the park for personal enjoyment only.