Maui Ocean Center Aquarium

The Maui Ocean Center Aquarium in Wailuku is definitely on many top things to do in Maui lists. It’s a great for families and a nice stop on a day trip to or from Lahiaina or the north Maui resorts. This aquarium on Maui shouldn’t be missed especially the glass tunnel (pictured below).

Picture of a stingray at the Maui Ocean Center Aquarium

This site is about Kama’aina discounts, so we’ll touch on that first along with other Maui Ocean Center coupon discount deals, promo code, and seasonal deals. The Maui Ocean Center kamaaina discount rates details is avaialbe on the main online ticket page ( As of this writing, the discount is Adults $18.95, Children $9.95, Senior $16.95 with coupon code: KM2018. For an adult ticket, that’s $11 off the retail price. You’ll need to show your ID at the front gate. The aquarium also offers a military discount (35% off, promo Code: MI2018, valid with U.S. military I.D. per person), family package (15% off; two adults and two children) and an Aloha package deal for two (15% off online special and includes: 2 day passes with lunch).

The Ocean Center at Maalea in Wailuku boasts outdoor and indoor areas.  You can see sea turtles, stingrays, sharks and many other native sea life at the aquarium.  There are plenty of interactive elements for kids and even areas where they can touch and feel some of the sea creatures.  It’s not the largest aquarium, so you’ll be able to get in and out quickly or take it slow and spend the day there.  The gift shop is great for souvenirs and the restaurant has a decent view.  Check out the website for more details and photos.

Where is the Maui Ocean Center located? The location is fairly convenient as it’s on the way to/from Lahaina and all the resorts in West Maui; as well as being near Kihei and the Kahului airport (OGG).  Another convenient thing about the location is that it’s a Maui bus stop.  So, you can get there for cheap on public transportation.  The location details are below:

The Maui Ocean Center Aquarium Details

Address: 192 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793
Phone: (808) 270-7000
Hours: 9AM – 5PM (daily)
Tickets / Discounts:
Online Coupon Promo Code: MI2018 (military discount), KM2018 (kamaaina discount)
No Coupons Needed Packages: Aloha For Two (Save 15% on two (2) Day Passes with lunch. Online special only!), Fin-Tastic Family Pass (Save 15% when bringing the whole family. Online special only!)

Is the Maui Ocean Center Kama’aina Discount Worth It?

If you are a Hawaii resident, you should definitely take advantage of this great Maui Kama’aina discount.  It’s a 35% discount off the retail admission price, so I’d say it’s a very good deal when it comes to Kamaaina rates on the islands.  The packages offer discounts on the food at the restaurant on premises as well. A lot of food places will offer 20% discounts with restrictions, so this is a pretty generous discount.

There are many things to do in Maui, but not all are family friendly. This Maui destination is definitely great for all ages. Whether you’re a local resident of Hawaii or a tourist visiting Maui, the Maui Ocean Center is a great place for families, couples and anyone else interested in marine life indigenous to the Hawaiian islands.