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Waikiki Aquarium

2777 Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis)
808 923 9741
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As featured in Honolulu for young kids
Ranked #47 of 155 attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Learn about sea life in Hawaii here.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Lakewood, Colorado
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This aquarium was not as extensive as we had hoped, but it was still worth the time it took. It was actually very helpful to have seen so many fish that were identified so that when we went snorkeling later on Kauai, we were able to recognize some of the fish we saw.

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Helena, Montana
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175 reviews 175 reviews
67 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

A small facility, but crammed with fascinating exhibits. An easy walk from anywhere in Waikiki. Very informative, and a welcome relief from the schlock of commercialized Waikiki.

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you like colorful tropical fish, you are going to love this. The exhibits are exceptional and there is complimentary audio tour (headsets). We walked through in an hour but would have loved to spend more time there.

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Kapolei, Hawaii
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Since I live here I tend not to give the touristy stuff a second thought. A friend was visiting from San Diego, Ca. and we asked him if he wanted to go. Recovering from shoulder surgery I figured it was a low impact event. We went on a thurs morning and the place was already crowded, lots of little kids... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is a small aquarium but has a great and varied content. The seahorse, jellyfish and tropical fish are great to see. Outside, you are able to hold small hermit crabs and gain some facts told by a member of staff. They do take a picture of your group on entry but we by passed this and just took our... More

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Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
85 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I am giving it a 4 as i went on there 110th anniversary and it cost $1.10 each. BARGAIN! But for 2.20 for 2 of us which would of been $24 is a bit to steep in my opinion. It will take you 30 minutes tops and thats mainly due to the huge queue of people in front of you.... More

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Saint Hippolyte, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Lots of local fish. The outdoor aquariums are quite nice, you get to see the fish from above and it gives a nice different perspective. The visit is short, but very interesting.

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Dallas, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I have been fortunate to visit some large aquariums and then there's the Waikiki aquarium which I visited back on 3.12.88; I've still got the receipt and its readable, $2.50 for entry. Even though its been many years between my visits they still have some of the massive clams that were there previously. I don't know if the fish are... More

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Oroville, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I really wanted to check this out and I was very disappointed. The only reason it was fun at all is because we had a coupon for free admission. Otherwise not worth the money at all. Very little to look at and not very interactive.

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Clermont, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This Aquarium does not pretend to be a MEGA ATTRACTION it is a working environmental out post and learning center with a side line of entertainment. It hosts a great array of local under sea inhabitance. For the non-diver its a chance to look under the waves and see the diversity of life that the under water world holds in... More

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