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Waikiki Aquarium

Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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Address: 2777 Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4027
Phone Number:
+1 808-923-9741
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

Learn about sea life in Hawaii here.

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I was filling time before hawaiian foodie bike tour so walked to aquarium. Staff very friendly n informative. Seahorses made the tour for me. Great info on importance of coral... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Lisa A
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Sydney, Australia
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Staff were knowledgeable and helpful.The exhibits behind glass were clean and signage eady to read.The outdoor area was bit shabby and needed a makeover.We enjoyed our visit

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Thank Gillian L
Whiting, NJ
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely aquarium with much attention paid to the great barrier reef and the coral growing there. It is so beautiful. Reminds you why we need to take care of our oceans.

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Thank travellady43
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful place to visit. Small with some well laid out displays and some good information on local items. Take an hour out of your trip to visit this place.

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Thank Jeff H
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was filling time before hawaiian foodie bike tour so walked to aquarium. Staff very friendly n informative. Seahorses made the tour for me. Great info on importance of coral that i did not realize. Jellyfish were cool. I missed the turtles. Monk seal had attitude but since he seemed to be on his own in small tank - cannot... More 

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Thank Lisa A
Phoenix, Arizona
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stumbled across the aquarium on a walk down Waikiki, it was well worth the visit and a great spot to bring kids.

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Thank AZRoadqueen
Honolulu
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a very small aquarium that was very boring in my opinion... I've been to several aquariums around the world and the one in Hawaii is terrible compared to the rest. I suppose if you're a hardcore fish addict, you'll enjoy this place. To see everything at this aquarium, all you need is about 20 minutes. Goodluck!

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Thank Chimmy31
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

One of the oldest aquariums in the US with an excellent research collection. Small compared to other aquariums we have visited but very well done. An excellent way to pass an hour or three!

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Thank BigJNK
Cairns, Australia
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Aquarium is small but well worth a visit. The marine biologist are a well of knowledge and are keen to impart there knowledge.

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Thank Deborah E
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on a whim. Turned out to be one of the highlights of the vacation. This place is educational and the display tanks are spectacular.

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Thank Tink230
Ellison Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a small aquarium but a nice one. It will take about 45 minutes to walk through. my wife and I used it as a little filler between tours. If you have a little extra time. You should enjoy it

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Thank Rustypart

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