Maui Ocean Center was recently voted the “top-rated attraction in Hawai’i by a Zagat Survey in U.S. Family Travel Guide” and with so many learning opportunities throughout the center it is no wonder why, with catchy names like Turtle Lagoon and Hammerhead Harbor children all but run between attractions to see what they can see.
Kids of all ages are mesmerized as they walk through the 54-foot tunnel surrounded by a 750,000 gallon display tank filled with sharks,stingrays,manta rays and thousands of brightly colored fish. Throughout the day visitors have an opportunity to interact and learn as they watch the divers in the tank feed the fish and they can communicate with them by asking questions through the tour guide leading the learning session.
In addition to so many interesting and interactive marine displays they also have a wonderful gift shop Maui Ocean Treasures, featuring Pandora jewelry and a vast collection of art work, t-shirts, Christmas ornaments,fossils,toys ,books and much more.
Ocean view dining is available with a quick snack at Reef Cafe’ or ocean view dining at the award winning Seascape Ma’alaea Restaurant, consider this a unique location to host a group event.
The mission of the Maui Ocean Center is to foster understanding, wonder and respect for Hawai’i’s Marine Life, and for their efforts named a “Leader in Responsible Tourism” in Islands Magazine Top 100 Blue List.
Maui Ocean Center open daily 9am – 5pm , July and August 9a-6pm
192 Ma’alea Road -Hwy 30 at Ma’alea Harbor Phone (808) 270-7000
Phone Toll Free 1-888-811-1888 ext 331 Direct 931-337-0770