Each year TripAdvisor holds its annual Travelers' Choice Awards as a part of the publications Travelers' Choice List. This is the second year in a row that one of Hawaii's own, Maui Ocean Center in Ma'alaea, Maui has been awarded among the Top 25 Best Aquariums in the United States.
It is currently rated at 13 out of 25 and Maui Ocean Center is thrilled to receive this award.
The award is awarded by travelers from all over the world who have visited and have be able to create memories from their experience at the Aquarium.
Maui Ocean Center is dedicated to showcasing the unique beauty of Hawaii's marine life and ecosystems. It exhibits animals living in closely replicated habitats as their natural ecosystems. Marine life in over 60 exhibits are showcased. Many of the animals showcased are only found in Hawaii; nowhere else in the world.
The Aquarium features one of the largest collections of live coral in the nation, Hawai'i reef fish, sea turtles, octopus, and eels. There is also outdoor touch pools, an exhibit of jellyfish that is just amazing. There is also a 54-foot acrylic tunnel through a 750,000 gallon open ocean exhibit with 240 degree view acrylic tunnel that guides visitors through the ocean depths, exploring the pelagic fish, sharks and rays.