Take a dive without getting wet at the Maui Ocean Center.
Quench your curiosities towards the majestic unknowns of aquatic life at the Maui Ocean Center, a state-of-the-art “Hawaiian Aquarium.” Short encounters and glimpses are elongated with walk-throughs of the 750,000-gallon Open Ocean Exhibit teeming with 2,000 different fish, various sharks and stingrays. Learn about the intricate patterns and lives of coral at the outdoor touch pools and come face to face with sea turtles all the while learning about Hawaii’s natural history. Those who are scuba certified are given the opportunity to descend the depths of the Open Ocean exhibit for a closer look at the sea animals. Be sure to comb the sand for shark teeth, a free souvenir. 192 Ma’alaea Rd., Wailuku, www.mauioceancenter.com