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Wikiki Aquarium

Waikiki Aquarium

Highlights:
  • Second largest aquarium in United States
  • Wonderful jellyfish exhibits
  • Ses colorful and wild underwater life
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Description:

Waikiki Aquarium is the second oldest public aquarium in United States. Established in 1904, the aquarium boosts a venerable history that spans over a century. Started as a commercial venture by Honolulu Rapid Transit and Land Company, the initial purpose of the aquarium was to “show the world the riches of Hawaii’s reefs.”

Since its inception, the aquarium has made a lot of progress and not it draws more than 350000 thousand annual visitors. This spectacular space contains more than 464 marine species accounting for whooping 3,055 water denizens. The main attraction of the aquarium is its marine life exhibits where visitors can see some of the most beautiful and rare animals in the world including green turtles, fabulously beautiful corals, south pacific marine communities and coral farms etc.

The aquarium also has a separate habitat for Hawaiian Monk Seal. Other important activities to do in Waikiki Aquarium is to enjoy a "Aquarium After Dark" presentation in which visitors can see the animals living in their nocturnal habitats with their vision aided only by flashlights. This thoroughly exciting event happens only once a  month.

Waikiki Aquarium is located at Diamond Head across the 
Queen Kapolei Park at the east end of Waikiki. You can just walk to this place if you are staying in a hotel at the beach. another option is to take Waikiki trolley arriving after every 15 minutes or bus no. 2. 

 
Type:
Attraction
Aquarium
Landmark
Features:
Bathroom
Drinking water
Parking
Wheelchair access
Hours:
Day
Time
Daily9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Activities
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159
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$
189
/ Adult
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Location
2777 Kalakaua Avenue, Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States 96815
Reviews
11 reviews, 0 comments
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(3.6 of 5)
Don't even want to give this aquarium a star
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Don't even want to give this aquarium a star... It was horrible... Theres very little parking if at all for the aquarium.. I drove around in circles just to find a place to park for a half hour across the way. I paid $32 for my daughter and I and it was the worst. I can go to a fish store and see the same thing for free WITH parking.. Very small... The fish exhibits were basically just oversized fish ... moretanks. And only 1 sea lion.. Thats it... The whole tour takes about 10min.. We stayed longer just incase we missed something... We didn't... Save your money and just go to local saltwater fish store and enjoy going to the beach... Right behind it...
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While pretty small it does jave some amazing fish that you cant see anywhere else
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While pretty small it does jave some amazing fish that you cant see anywhere else! And the jellyfish exhibit was so cool also they have a mp3 style device that you walk with and can have it give you info based on the exhibit your are looking at very nice set up even though its small but well worth the entrance fee. You can tour the whole thing in about an hour or so.
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This is one of the best aquariums I've been to, to date
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This is one of the best aquariums I've been to, to date. With all sorts of sea creatures that you don't necessarily see at all aquariums, such as seahorses, sharks, frogfish, giant clams and a nautilus, it was nice to have a huge exotic variety of sea life to gaze at all afternoon. There is also an audio option for the visually impaired (or those that just want to hear the audio about different marine ... morecreatures and habitats. The only reason this place received 4 stars out of 5 for me is that the touch pool was seriously lacking, which was a big disappointment for a place with as much variety in their sea life is this one.
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Not a huge aquarium
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Not a huge aquarium... only 2 (small) sharks and 1 seal.... but the fish in the coral tanks are beautiful. They alone make it worth the $9 admission. Great place to get out of the heat for an hour or so
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Was well laid out and very informative
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Was well laid out and very informative
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It was neat to go there as a kid, back in the 1980s
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It was neat to go there as a kid, back in the 1980s!!! Also check out sea life park on the other side of the island!
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Don't fall for all the fishy "Excellent" reviews
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Don't fall for all the fishy "Excellent" reviews. :( There are very parking spaces available at Waikiki Aquarium, some only have a 1 hour parking limit. You have to buy a ticket before you visit the gift shop or lobby. The lobby consists of a green screen for a tourist photo, instead of any meaningful display. You are not allowed to take pictures in their lobby. Their staff was unfriendly and unprofessional, ... morethe worst I have seen in 30 years experience with the Hawaii travel industry. If you want to look at aquarium fish, your best bet is DFS Galleria on Kalakaua Ave or the aquariums at Wal-Mart. Both are free to the public. Sea Life Park is bigger and better, but there is an admission fee.
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Good place to kill an hour but not much longer
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Good place to kill an hour but not much longer.
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Small aquarium with a couple fun exhibits
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Small aquarium with a couple fun exhibits. Not on par with the big, showy mainland aquariums.
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I love those huge sharks & fishes, jelly fishes, monk seals
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I love those huge sharks & fishes, jelly fishes, monk seals!
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Great little aquarium (it is small)
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Great little aquarium (it is small). Very well done with great information.
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