The Waikiki Aquarium was founded in 1904 and is the 3rd oldest aquarium in the United States. The Aquarium is located in Kapiolani Park in Waikiki and is part of the University of Hawaii. The Aquarium exhibits and programs focus on the aquatic life in the tropical Pacific Ocean. This Oahu Aquarium is noted for it’s coral reef exhibit with a close-up look at living coral, reef sharks, jelly fish and beautiful tropical fish and sea horses. There a over 2,500 different life forms from almost 450 different species.
This is a nice educational and fun exhibit in Waikiki
Directions to the Aquarium:
Walk along the Waikiki beach shore line towards Diamond Head. The Aquarium is located a few steps from the ocean in Kapiolani Park before you reach the base of Diamond Head.
This is a great way to spend a few hours in Waikiki. I enjoy seeing all of the wonderful sea creatures that live in the Hawaiian waters. My favorite exhibit are the sea horses. They have quite a variety of unique sea horses. After the Aquarium, you could have a picnic in Kapiolani park or enjoy the beach. This Aquarium counts on your visit to keep up the exhibits.
2014 marks the 110th anniversary of the aquarium making the Waikiki Aquarium the 2nd oldest in the United States.
New exhibits include:
Hawaiian green sea turtle exhibit.
Peppermint Angelfish one of the Ocean’s rarest fish. This is the only one on display for the public in the world.
Waikiki Aquarium has a new updated website. Their web address is:
The Aquarium is open daily from 9:00am until 5:00pm
Closed on Christmas
Thanksgiving open from 9:00am until 3:00pm
New Years Day open from 11:00am until 5:00pm
Adults - $12.00
Seniors (65+) - $5.00
Persons with disabilities -$5.00
Locals, military and students- $8.00
Children 4 - 12 - $5.00
Children under 3 - free
Fowa Board Members -free
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