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Waikiki Aquarium, Honolulu

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Thanks to Waikiki Aquarium you won’t need scuba gear to see all the magnificence of Hawaiian marine life. Established in 1904, the aquarium is one of the oldest in the United States. Since its beginning, the aquarium’s mission was to display, preserve, and study the abundance of local species. The themed exhibits include everything from corals, jellyfish, and octopuses, to turtles and seals. At one moment you’ll be admiring the beauty and the colors of Hawaiian fish, and at the next you’ll be eye-to-eye with a shark. Touch ponds provide a lot of fun for kids and adults alike. Audio tours are available with the admission, and while this aquarium might not be the biggest one, it offers great opportunities for learning and enjoyment. Arrange to visit Waikiki Aquarium and other attractions in Honolulu using our Honolulu travel itinerary planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • This a compact and very well organized place to see the sea life marvels of the Hawaii ocean waters. The no-cost audio program is very well put together and easy to understand in several languages. Th...  more »
  • We were looking to kill some time before our flight and the aquarium was the spot. Its a nice little aquarium with some great fish. Good for kids  more »
  • We got burnt on a hike the previous day and had to alter our snorkeling plans. This was a good alternative. I got a military discount and paid about $8-$10 for entry. We were there about an hour and v...  more »
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  • Such a nice aquarium. Definitely would go here again. Had a good time here. The animals were neat. Don't understand why people say this place sucks. I was impressed with the place. It's sad how this place is under appreciated. Great for the kids! Yes I understand it's not the largest aquarium in the world but it's really cool. I recommend going here if you want to kill some time or just spend the day there.
  • My children loved this aquarium. It's well worth the entrance fee to give them a chance to explore and learn about the ocean and its precious resources. Plus, if you remember to bring your camera, there are priceless photo ops in every corner! Adults can learn a lot too, and simply be entertained, and leave with the good feeling of having helped support a worthy institution.
  • Great value. Lots of coral and colorful fish. Awesome jellyfish exhinit. Mostly indoors so ideal activity for a hot day.
  • My kids and I liked this small but well-maintained aquarium. As long as you don't have high expectation, I believe you will enjoy it. Explanations about coral ecosystem were excellent. Great place to learn and enjoy ocean's various creatures. Parking space near the entrance is limited but there are lots of parking space by the roadside near aquarium.
  • Reasonably priced, small aquarium. This is notable for displaying only local marine life.