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Waikiki Aquarium

Address: 2777 Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis)
Phone Number: 808 923 9741
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Ranked #41 of 120 Attractions in Honolulu
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Learn about sea life in Hawaii here.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: Learn about sea life in Hawaii here.
Useful Information: Activities for young children

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is a jewel in the city. For such a small space, it has great information. Our daughter listened to the entire audio tour and never got bored. Well done information.

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Nova Scotia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I really do not like to rate a place such as an Aquarium poorly because they do the best they can with what they have but I guess Sea world is the place to go it cost $12 to get in and the entire place can be seen in under five minutes their is a sea otter and a sea... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit of about one hour or so. A lot about coral and distinctive sealife of the Pacific. Does not compare with the aquarium in Maui, however. Especially good for families with children.

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Ft. Worth, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This is a small aquarium that takes less than an hour to experience. There is not complete information posted at each exhibit. That could certainly be improved upon. Outside area isn't much and you are there before you know it because there is not much to see inside. Compared to other Aquariums we have been to, this one would be... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We stumbled upon this aquarium while having to kill time waiting for the rooms in our hotel to be ready and ended up spending a very happy and refreshing few hours there, even though we’d just got off the plane! The entrance fee was surprisingly low, and the hand-held audio guides were certainly worth getting as they provided extra explanations... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Visited here recently with friends and all found it interesting and enjoyable. Exhibits were well presented and with good information. Staff were pleasant and happy to interact with you, and the volunteer we met outside was knowledgeable about local sea-life. My favourite were the sea dragons - related to seahorses - fascinating!

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Buffalo Center, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Lots of displays, they have audio hand helds that explain every exhibit as you go. Lots to see and learn. Right next to Waikiki beach area.

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Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a nice stop during a visit to Waikiki. With the abundance of sea life, I expected to see more in the aquarium and for it to be larger, but it was still a nice experience.

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Powell River
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Wow! We have been there repeatedly. Nice lay out! Good selection of sea life! If you have kids with you, do not miss it! We were there before February 2014, but we were forced to click on one of the fixed dates below.

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Vancouver, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Gorgeous displays with wonderful lighting. Amazing sea horses and sea dragons. Beautiful jellyfish habitat. Also has a nice little gift shop with lots of unusual items. We go to the aquarium every time we visit Honolulu and our kids (13 and 16) still love it.

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