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Waikiki Aquarium, Honolulu

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
3.4/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
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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  • This is a small but very educational and informative attraction. Gives good insight to the local water culture of the Hawaiian Islands. Limited hands on and outside exhibits. 
  • A nice little aquarium that is well worth a visit. A lovely display of seahorses inside the building, probably the highlight but it is all quite nice. 
  • We had a few hours to spare so we decided to walk to the Waikiki Aquarium for a look. Only $22usd to 2 adults (with coupon). Excellent display of fish, jelly fish and sea horses. Outside there were a ...  read more »
  • I think this place is really under appreciated. Their exhibits accurately portray the ocean. In particular, their reef exhibits do accurately portray the ocean. You really get a feel for what corals and local fish actually look like. The place could use some funding and a bit better budgeting to renovate some areas like the restrooms and add a few exhibits, but it is still a good aquarium.
  • My family and I had an awesome time here. I read a few reviews before we went, many of which poked fun at the size of the place. I think those opinions are a bit outlandish, there's more than enough to see. We spent about 2 hours looking at a huge variety of exhibits, indoors and out, being educated by the videos, signs, and very friendly staff. The people here are really great, and obviously care about the animals they work with. Would go back again for sure.
  • Small but very nice aquarium. Very friendly staff. Great diversity of species with beautiful exhibits. A great moment for the kids!!
  • Educational, informative fun, quaint, terrific location. Nothing negative to say about the exhibits or staff. Worthwhile visit while enjoying Waikiki.
  • Large variety of water loving creatures. A great experience! Definitely worth your money!
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