Waikiki Aquarium

Waikiki Aquarium, Honolulu: Hours, Address, Waikiki Aquarium Reviews: 4/5

Waikiki Aquarium
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Funkyasia
Phoenix, AZ13 contributions
Warning to the tourists.
Oct 2021 • Family
We visited today (10/12) and were asked for proof of negative Covid test. So we did, since we had to take one in order to be allowed in Hawaii. The thing is that we took our Reston 10/9 which was more then 72 hours ago and we were not allowed to enter unless we tested again or showed a proof of vaccine. From the outside the facility looked small and we were told it is considered an indoor venue!
Written 12 October 2021
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IndySig
Indianapolis, IN3,689 contributions
Nice, but needs a bit of work
Aug 2021 • Solo
My first visit here was 45 years ago. The aquarium is in a nice location. Their exhibits are small, but they are very nice. Lots of exhibits are “under construction”. You will see lots of local fish and the outside tidal water exhibit is excellent.
Written 24 August 2021
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sabrinak136
New Orleans, LA601 contributions
Waikiki Aquarium…a tiny but sweet aquarium!
Jul 2021 • Family
It was our last day in Waikiki and we definitely needed to use up some time prior to arriving at the airport so the Waikiki Aquarium became the place to spend our remaining time. The Waikiki Aquarium was an excellent price, a mere $17.00 for one adult and one child; however, if you have not had an opportunity to snorkel this aquarium provides an amazing example of the underwater world of Hawaii. Also, there is an app that allows you to download an audio guide which provides specific information about each area. There are many beautiful coral and fish exhibits however, my favorite fish to see was the Hawaiian state fish: Humuhumunukunukuapua. The fish were so vibrant and absolutely beautiful which made for a happy day despite our imminent departure. Please note that there is only a vending machine for food but there is a nice outdoor area to enjoy snacks. Also, Barefoot Cafe is about 5min. walk. Also, they do take photos upon entering and you have the opportunity to purchase a book for $36.00 which supports the aquarium. The book has great information about the fish etc. and you can download the photos as well. Waikiki Aquarium is a nice place to spend 60 to 90 minutes.
Written 31 July 2021
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Mahalo for your review! We are happy you had a fin-tastic time at the Waikiki Aquarium. We are a window to the sea where visitors can come face to fin to more than 500 marine species -- without even getting wet! Hope to "sea" you again in the future!
Written 14 August 2021
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Russell3939
Castle Rock, CO552 contributions
Expect a short visit
Jul 2021 • Family
I think we finished in about 45 minutes. They do have some colorful and exotic fish. This in not very big aquarium. We needed something to do on our last day before our flight. I would not make a special trip for it.
Written 24 July 2021
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Mahalo for visiting and supporting Waikīkī Aquarium!
Written 14 August 2021
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DMC
Brainerd, MN17 contributions
Interesting
Mar 2020
Although the aquarium was small it was well maintained. There were several volunteers and staff members to answer questions and explain things. The tanks were well marked so that you could read about what you were seeing. They also had some
Written 20 March 2020
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Bill H
Traverse City, MI891 contributions
Well worth the short walk from the main store district on Kalalaua
Mar 2020
Not a jumbo aquarium but a nice collection of local sea life. Lots of corals and jellies. Very pleasent and peaceful way to spend an hour or two. Adults are $12 and seniors only $5. Enjoyed this much more than the Atlantis Submarine thing that cost $150 per person.
Written 19 March 2020
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Randrini
Reno, NV51 contributions
Enjoyed the unusual fish
Mar 2020
I had never seen a sea dragon. The staff was friendly. The exhibits well done. Just the right amount of things to see for a 4 year old. The adults loved it
Written 17 March 2020
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circa2015
Spokane, WA139 contributions
Small, but well-done
Mar 2020
The Waikiki Aquarium is a pleasant walk along a tree-shaded boulevard past the Honolulu Zoo. It's quite small, but effectively displays the colorful tropical fish of the area. We watched a small shark patrol its tank and there were several pretty species of jelly fish. Our favorite sight was the monk seal at feeding time. This animal had learned lots of tricks and performed them readily in return for fish. The seal is nearly blind so it wouldn't be able to live in the open sea, but makes a fine ambassador for its endangered species.
Written 6 March 2020
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Sue K
Laguna Woods, CA553 contributions
Real Gem
Feb 2020 • Couples
Not a large aquarium, but the exhibits we did view were top notch. Beautiful displays with excellent accompanying information. Super enjoyed jellies, seahorses, corals and gorgeous reef fish and other seas animals. Waikiki bus stops in front. Friendly informative staff. Value entrance fee. Great visit for all ages.
Written 21 February 2020
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Lisalou
8 contributions
Wonderful!
Jan 2020 • Friends
Fun & exciting trip! Even with no kids we had a great time. Kids would love it. We saw all kinds of sea creatures & got all kinds of new information. Really enjoyed our visit.
Written 20 February 2020
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Waikiki Aquarium is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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