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Honolulu Zoo

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Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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Address: 151 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Phone Number: 808 971 7171
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: From pink flamingos to African giraffes, the Honolulu Zoo is home to a...
From pink flamingos to African giraffes, the Honolulu Zoo is home to a little bit of everything from the animal kingdom. Its animal population includes more than 64 reptile, 38 mammal and 160 bird species. The 42-acre facility is organized into three tropical ecological zones: Tropical Rainforests, Pacific Islands and the African Savanna. Among its highlights is a new $12-million, 1.5-acre Asian tropical elephant exhibit that includes a 7,260-squre-foot holding area and two 55,000-gallon pools.
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Visited with the family. It was very hot so take lots of water. No sea breeze. The kids had a ball. Animals seem to be well looked after with a fair amount of shade. It was not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Visited with the family. It was very hot so take lots of water. No sea breeze. The kids had a ball. Animals seem to be well looked after with a fair amount of shade. It was not too busy. The volunteers around the park had a heap of information to share. Had a few places to rest in the shade... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I'm not a huge fan of seeing animals in captivity but realize that my views aren't going to change the world. I love animals and sometimes zoos are the only option for species to survive. That being said the reptile house is closed, meerkats off exhibit. Sign says the elephants aren't coming out today. The zoo has lots of empty... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We visited the zoo right away and they had many different attractions. I would wear good walking shoes, take sunscreen, and water. There are a few places to get food. The pasta salad they had was great : ) This was a nice place to go.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

So, so much and so many animals featured in this zoo. Really great range of wildlife near the foot of Diamond Head. Really neat and clean enclosures, animals look healthy and well looked after. Terrible good value for admission, food and souvenirs.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Been going to the zoo for over 8 years . management is very poor and its noticeable throughout the park over and over i have seen exhibits close for renovation visit after visit no work being done.If management is reading this I would like to know where are all the animals you have taking out of exhibit. This has been... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a small zoo with a variety of animals and a playground for kids. My three year old enjoyed the children's zoo especially the area where you could pet the goats and go through the koi tunnel. They also allow you to bring in your own food for a picnic.

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Richmond, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I have to start off by saying I've never been a fan of anything keeping animals in captivity. I went to the Honolulu Zoo as a distraction for a 10 day holiday with the first 3 days rainy. I regret it. The birds are kept behind chicken wire and impossible to see. The giraffes, and numerous other mammals in hideous... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is more like a park rather than a zoo. I grew up with a major zoo in my city so this is very disappointing.

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Burnaby, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Definitely not the biggest zoo, but living at Park Shore, it was a super convenient side trip to make. Unfortunately, when we went, a few of the animals weren't around but my wife and I still enjoyed ourselves... affordable as well. Expect to spend about 1.5-2hrs there, depending how fast you want to get through everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a nice little zoo located near Waikiki. I liked the giant tortoises. My friend had coupons for discounted admission.

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Additional Information about Honolulu Zoo

Address: 151 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Phone Number: 808 971 7171
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
Open Hours:
Sunday 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

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