Maui Aquarium's Restaurant Opens to Public

MAALAEA, Hawaii -- The Maui Ocean Center opened its Seascape restaurant to the public.

The restaurant had been open only to visitors to the $20 million aquarium attraction, which opened in mid-March.

The five-acre center overlooks Maalaea Harbor, midway between the west and south Maui resorts areas.

It includes a 750,000-gallon tank featuring sharks and other marine life; a building with three tanks featuring reef life, and a whale exhibition center.

The Seascape, specializing in seafood, is open daily for lunch only, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with bar hours continuing to 4 p.m.

The Seascape holds 150 people and is available for evening functions.

Diners who decide to enter the Ocean Center can purchase admission in the restaurant.

The center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $17.50 for adults and $12 for children.

Maui Ocean Center, Phone: (808) 270-7000

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