Founded in 1904 and administered by the University of Hawaii since 1919, the Waikiki Aquarium is located on the shoreline of Waikiki Beach next to a living reef and across from Kapiolani Park. The Aquarium – third oldest in the U.S. – showcases more than 500 marine species, and maintains more than 3,000 marine specimens. Family-friendly and interactive exhibits and education programs celebrate the unique aquatic life of Hawaii and the tropical Pacific. The Aquarium is also home to two endangered Hawaii Monk Seals.
The Aquarium is open daily from 9 am to 4:30 pm. Admission is $9 for visitors; $6 for local residents, active duty military with ID, students with ID and seniors; $4 for youths ages 13-17 and persons with disabilities; $2 for juniors ages 5 to 12; and free for children 4 and under and Friends of Waikiki Aquarium (FOWA) members.
For more information about the Waikiki Aquarium, including membership and facility rentals, please call 808-923-9741 or visit www.waquarium.org.