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Waikiki Aquarium

#47 of 328 things to do in Honolulu Features Animals
2777 Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4027
+1 808-923-9741
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2777 Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4027
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+1 808-923-9741
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This aquarium is pretty small. Takes about 1 hour to go through. All inside except a seal area outside and an area where you can touch small crabs. $12 to enter.

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Waikiki Aquarium is located on the oceanfront of the Queen's Surf Beach in the Kapiolani Park. It is administered by the University of Hawaii since 1919. It is the second oldest public aquarium in the United States. The Aquarium showcases more than 500 marine species,...More

Thank mamacat28
Reviewed 2 days ago

The aquarium is showing its age. The tanks are fairly confined, but it filled an hour or so. Quite liked seeing the jelly fish close-up in a tank.

Thank Rachel P
Reviewed 4 days ago

As always the local aquarium delivers. Vibrant exhibits and informative story boards. Never miss a chance to visit an aquarium while I'm on holiday and this one doesn't disappoint.

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 4 days ago

End your Zoo visit with a walk over to the Aquarium, you can probably do both in a couple of hours with a meal break.

Thank LenaDunn
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The aquarium isn't terrible, but it is pretty small. There was lots of fish in their displays and my toddler enjoyed waving at them. Major plus is the A/C inside. You can finish it in well under an hour.

Thank Jeremy W
Reviewed 5 days ago

While the aquarium is one of the smallest I have ever been to, it was worth the visit...not $12, but it goes for a good cause. There was sea life I saw at the aquarium that I have not seen before so definitely a learning...More

Thank Benzboy06
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took ,u 4 yr old here during out visit and he loved it. It is on the small side, but was a nice break from the beach. They have HumHumu fish, which he was excited to see, and a seal, apart from that just...More

Thank ezza828
Reviewed 1 week ago

The aquarium is one of the nicest aquariums that I have been to. The displays were increadible, maintained with care, and very clean. I was there in 2015 and would recommend as a must see on the island.

Thank renspeed
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful fish! So many species! Kids can really get an up close view of all the fish. It is quite small and doesn't take a long time to do. Great for kids!

Thank Eileen H
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12 June 2017|
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Response from Jeanenekke | Reviewed this property |
Our toddler only lasted about an hour, but you may stay longer if your kids are older/more engaged - unlikely you'll spend more than 3 hours I would think.
15 January 2017|
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Response from neet76 | Reviewed this property |
No sea turtles at Waikiki Aquarium. We did do the turtle tour with Holokai Catamaran, highly recommended and not overly expensive.
15 January 2017|
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Response from JulietheCruiseDir | Reviewed this property |
No sea turtles or an larger sea animal exhibits because the aquarium is quite small. If you want to see sea turtles in the ocean and lots of other great stuff book a tour with Tourguide Cliff for a full island tour that... More