Waikiki Aquarium

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Phone (808) 923-9741
Address 2777 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
One of the oldest aquariums in the United States.

• General: Cost: Paid • General: Educational • General: Good For Rainy Days • General: Has Gift Shop • General: Kid Activities
• General: Photo Opportunity • Sightseeing: Wildlife • Tours: Self Guided

The Waikiki Aquarium is located on the south end of Waikiki so if you're staying at a local Waikiki hotel then chances are good you can simply walk here. It's just a bit further down than the Honolulu Zoo and across the street from Kapiolani Park. If you're driving here then you're best bet will be street parking along Kalakaua Avenue, so bring quarters in case you park by a meter.

The aquarium originally opened in 1902 and is the second-oldest public aquarium in the United States. Today, their mission is to inspire and promote understanding, appreciation and conservation of Pacific marine life. They do this through a variety of exhibits of marine life, much of which can only be found in Hawaii.

Expect to pay around $12 per adult, $5 per junior (ages 4-12), and children under 3 are free. Kama'aina and active duty military pay $8 with Hawaii ID. Seniors (65+) pay $5. Audio devices are available for free and can better educate you as you take your self guided tour.

When you're all done you can purchase a souvenir photo (that you take when you enter) or buy some of the merchandise they offer at the gift shop near the exit.