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The Waikiki Aquarium, founded in 1904, stands as the third oldest public aquarium in the United States. Created by the Honolulu Rapid Transit Authority in hopes to boost traffic to Kapi’olani Park, the Aquarium was built on lands donated by James B. Castle with funding from Charles and Anna Cooke.
Today, the Waikiki Aquarium is home to over 464 species of marine plants and animals. Designated a Coastal Ecosystem Learning Center of the Coastal America Partnership federal program, the aquarium serves to increase public awareness of the ecology and conservation of marine life and reef habitats through aquarium exhibits, research and education. With new exhibitions and renovations underway, the Waikiki Aquarium is a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested in Hawaii’s unique marine ecosystem.
Waikiki Aquarium Info
Front Entrance to the Waikiki Aquarium
Hawaiian Monk Seal
- 2777 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815 – click here for Waikiki Aquarium directions.
- $9.00 – Adult 13+
- $6.00 – Children (3-12)
Kamaʻaina, U.S. military, Students, Seniors (65+)*
- $4.00 – Persons with a Disability, Youth (13-17)
- * I.D. required for kamaʻaina, U.S. military, Student & Senior Citizen rates.
- $2.00 – Junior (5-12)*
- FREE – Children 4 and under*
- *Must be accompanied by an adult
- The Corals Are Alive/Seavision Theater
- The Galleries at the Aquarium
- The Edge of the Reef
- Hawaiian Monk Seal Habitat
- Ocean Aquaculture
- Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
- Coral Farm
- Small Fry (Adults and children ages 1-3)
- Marine Munchies (Adults and children 5+)
- Aquarium After Dark (Adults and Children 5+)
- Ke Kani o ke Kai (Summer Concert Series)
- Beginning Fish Watching (snorkelers of all ages)
- Monk Seal Mania (7+)
- Summer By the Sea (8-12)
- Science Club For Teens! Underwater Robotics (12-17)
- For a full list of activities and calendar of events click here.