Waikiki Aquarium
Waikiki Aquarium
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09:00 - 16:30
Monday
09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 16:30
Thursday
09:00 - 16:30
Friday
09:00 - 16:30
Saturday
09:00 - 16:30
Sunday
09:00 - 16:30
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Learn about sea life in Hawaii here.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Nigpat
    Christchurch, New Zealand528 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A small surprise!
    What a surprise! Although small this was a great place to spend an hour and a half. The displays of jellyfish, sea dragons and fish were excellent. It had a great combination of information about each exhibit. The staff were pleasant and accomodating, if you had questions. It is great for children and adults.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 May 2023
  • HappyPlace
    San Francisco, California6 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Upgrade Desperately Needed to Showcase Hawaii's Ocean Life
    Man, when I was a kid, we used to come here all the time. We had the family pass and would go just to cool off on hot summer days while heading to the beach. Sadly, not much has changed since then. Maybe because I've been to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, but considering this is Oahu's only aquarium, you would think we would have built a better one by now. Inside, they improved the jellyfish exhibit and added a few more "windows". On the outside, they added a coral exhibit and one for the larger fish. We went back twice to look at the exhibits and still we were done in less than an hour. Hawaii deserves a better place than this to showcase our ocean's unique sea creatures and to teach stewardship, conservation, and respect for our precious ocean and sea life.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 June 2023
  • Llewellyn53
    Melbourne, Australia4,206 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Grandparent Saviour
    Ok it's not big but the prices are very reasonable. The exhibits are varied and indoor and outdoor and the staff are friendly and helpful especially with getting the kids involved in the outside area. The best news is the grandkids were fascinated - 100's of Nemos, jellyfish, sharks, crabs, coral, seahorses, sea dragons and even the diving tank cleaner lady etc. With the kids on an island tour this escape was a grandparent godsend. It does get busy so arrive at 9 to avoid the post breakfast rush.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 18 August 2023
  • John Sheehan
    Lower Hutt, New Zealand447 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding glimpse into Hawaiian sea life.
    A very professional approach to presenting underwater life in a user-friendly and educational way. Unfortunately the Monk Seal had gone to visit California so nothing much to see outside. Good to see a place offering a Senior discount too!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 August 2023
  • Brown_Samantha
    Kennewick, Washington1,683 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very small nicely done - No monk seals and no octopus - nice tropical fish
    Is it worth the $12? Probably not, but we had some time so it was a good fit. We just walked over from our Waikiki hotel/resort. Small interior area but many tanks with interesting fish. Probably great for small children and exposure to aquariums. There is a large outdoor tank that we actually enjoyed more. Not much there as monk seals are gone. Octopus not there either. Less than one hour.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 August 2023
  • AsherP0403
    Bloomington, Illinois23 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Meh. Just okay, maybe.
    Not sure how this would ever take one hour let alone two. It’s certainly not worth $12. Though learning about the coral reefs and ecosystems was interesting, the featured marine life was okay. I’ve seen much better at other aquariums for about the same price. No seals. No octopus. Seems those areas were under construction. The most interesting marine life was jellyfish species. Not worth time or money.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 November 2023
  • Dawnrosemary
    Corona, California163 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Take a break from the heat and spend some time with cool fish.
    Quaint aquarium that allows you to take your time and and get up close to many species of fish. This aquarium does a lot of reef conservation and helps with regrowth. Unfortunately, the Monk Seal was in San Diego at the time of my visit. At this time the enclosure was closed for refurbishment. They did have a large outdoor aquarium for viewing, the rest of the environment is inside with great A/C. The week I was there temps were in the high 80’s, the indoor environment was what I needed for a hot and humid day. I spent 90 min here. Great price…$12
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 November 2023
  • plaidbagel
    Walla Walla, Washington1,041 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An hour's worth of entertainment.
    We spent about an hour here. We got out of the rain so happy we were mostly inside and enjoyed walking around but when we went outside, we realized there was nothing out there as it was being worked on. Bummer! They take your picture and try and get you to buy a book. We did end up buying it as a souvenir as you also got the digital pics. But one of the pics was with the seal that is no longer there. My kiddo did enjoy it and there were many fish we hadn't seen before. Worth it if it's a walk from your hotel or to get out of the rain or sun.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 January 2024
  • Christine K
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun little aquarium
    We were looking for fun things to do with kids on a rainy day in Waikiki Beach and found this aquarium. We were able to walk here from our hotel (with kids aged 13 and 7 and one adult with a broken foot). The aquarium was small but had lots of cool exhibits including seahorses, sharks, octopi, jellyfish, stingrays, sea urchins, turtles, tropical fish, coral, and more. The seal exhibit was closed but we were lucky enough to see one in the wild basking in the sun days before, so we weren’t disappointed. Staff members were friendly and answered a lot of questions from my curious 7 year old. We spent an hour or two here and had a nice visit.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 January 2024
  • H P N
    Zebulon, North Carolina89 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice little aquarium
    It is a nice little aquarium. There are quite a few different tanks and type of fish, although the seals are still missing. I would say tops is to spend an hour there, and probably best aimed at younger children.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 February 2024
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Julie K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
This aquarium is very sweet. The fish are easily seen and admired. The staff is very knowledgeable and attentive. I had a good time. I think you should consider it. It is very inexpensive.
Written 10 April 2024
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Dchoch
Lewisville, TX59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We knew by the reviews that this was a small aquarium so we were able to enjoy with that I mind. It is a really nice aquarium. The collection is good, the information is interesting. I would recommend taking a little of your time to visit. We didn’t have children but still enjoyed it.
Written 8 April 2024
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Radop211
Ottawa, Canada38 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A large variety of creatures. The aquarium is small in nature but great for kids, thankfully the passes were part of the Luau a few days before
Written 20 March 2024
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nicol c
Glenmore Park, Australia57 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Very lovely aquarium. Doesn't take long to walk through it. Unfortunately the seals were not there, had moved on. Not expensive to get in and not too far to walk to from where I was staying.
Written 5 March 2024
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lizdrakeley
Greater Manchester, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
My expectations weren't high, especially as the seal was not in residence, but this is a really great place. Some of the written information doesn't match what is in the tanks, but you can always Google share and find out what the critters are - they are all in great shape and the staff will tell you all about them. Highly recommended!
Written 29 February 2024
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H P N
Zebulon, NC89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
It is a nice little aquarium. There are quite a few different tanks and type of fish, although the seals are still missing.
I would say tops is to spend an hour there, and probably best aimed at younger children.
Written 15 February 2024
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Christine K
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We were looking for fun things to do with kids on a rainy day in Waikiki Beach and found this aquarium. We were able to walk here from our hotel (with kids aged 13 and 7 and one adult with a broken foot). The aquarium was small but had lots of cool exhibits including seahorses, sharks, octopi, jellyfish, stingrays, sea urchins, turtles, tropical fish, coral, and more. The seal exhibit was closed but we were lucky enough to see one in the wild basking in the sun days before, so we weren’t disappointed. Staff members were friendly and answered a lot of questions from my curious 7 year old. We spent an hour or two here and had a nice visit.
Written 20 January 2024
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plaidbagel
Walla Walla, WA1,041 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We spent about an hour here. We got out of the rain so happy we were mostly inside and enjoyed walking around but when we went outside, we realized there was nothing out there as it was being worked on. Bummer!

They take your picture and try and get you to buy a book. We did end up buying it as a souvenir as you also got the digital pics. But one of the pics was with the seal that is no longer there.

My kiddo did enjoy it and there were many fish we hadn't seen before. Worth it if it's a walk from your hotel or to get out of the rain or sun.
Written 4 January 2024
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angarone
Hamilton, NJ122 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The employees were pleasant and personable. The facility fell way short of any aquarium I’ve ever been to. Very small. We were done in twenty minutes. The best part was its proximity to Barefoot Beach Cafe.
Written 1 January 2024
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Dawnrosemary
Corona, CA163 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Quaint aquarium that allows you to take your time and and get up close to many species of fish. This aquarium does a lot of reef conservation and helps with regrowth. Unfortunately, the Monk Seal was in San Diego at the time of my visit. At this time the enclosure was closed for refurbishment. They did have a large outdoor aquarium for viewing, the rest of the environment is inside with great A/C. The week I was there temps were in the high 80’s, the indoor environment was what I needed for a hot and humid day. I spent 90 min here. Great price…$12
Written 12 November 2023
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