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A DAY AT THE MAUI OCEAN CENTER AQUARIUM

Published on April 21, 2015 by Willam

Aloha, this blog post is for everyone who is interested in visiting the Maui Ocean Center here on Maui. The Maui Ocean Center has the largest collection of Tropical Fish in the world.  See the Hawaiian Honu (Turtle) up close and personal, gently touch the Star Fish and the Sea Cucumbers in the touch pool…

I recently took my five grandchildren to the Maui Ocean Center Aquarium, you can spend all day or if you have an energetic four-year-old you like i did, you can be in and out in an hour! * with our day pass you can visit unlimited times in a week, always good with young ones…. 

The Maui Ocean Center has 2 main buildings you can walk through.  Everybody loves the Jellyfish tank with the black light lighting and of course walking through the Shark tunnel is probably the most popular thing to do at Maui’s Aquarium! We planned our visit just in time for Shark feeding…

The Maui Ocean Center Aquarium also has an ancient Hawaiian civilization exhibit, a Humpback Whale exhibit, and the rare Hawaiian Monk Seals exhibit. There are several interactive activities for the children to participate in, my grand kids really enjoyed pretending to be “Krill” and ‘getting eaten by a whale’ what with all the bubbles and whale sounds.

In between buildings and exhibits we stopped for refreshments in the center courtyard; while the kids got Shave Ice and Fruit Smoothies, I opted for a fresh Coconut, i love it when places offer coconut milk (or is it water?) in the real live coconut!

After our break we were off to see all the Tropical Fish and the Turtles! We easily spent a good hour looking at all different varieties of Fish including Octopus and little Seahorses! All in all it was a great afternoon and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

 

Category: Activities, Hawaii, Maui
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