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Waikiki Aquarium

Neighbourhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
Features Animals
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Address: 2777 Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4027
Phone Number:
+1 808-923-9741
09:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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Took my 5 year old grandson. He had a blast and we went thru the aquarium twice while there. Good variety for a small aquarium. Would definitely visit again if relatives in town.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Audrey E T
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took my 5 year old grandson. He had a blast and we went thru the aquarium twice while there. Good variety for a small aquarium. Would definitely visit again if relatives in town.

Thank Audrey E T
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This aquarium is really small but very interesting especially with kids. We walked there from the Aston hotel where we were staying. Our 12 year old daughter fell in love with Ho‘ailona the blind monk seal. The trainer was feeding him at the time and he was coming right up alongside the glass and waving and blowing kisses. He was... More 

Thank Sally M
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This small but we'll run aquarium has terrific stuff. Great exhibits on giant clams, growing coral, aquaculture and sea horses. There were more species here then I knew existed!

Thank Christina S
Riverside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I would think being on an island there would be more in the way of fish to see...but this aquarium is very small. You can see the entire thing in about a hour. The little ones enjoyed it.....but not a must see! probably see more fish snorkeling in one of the bays.

Thank Shannon B
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the Aquarium and even though its small, it has a charm and feel of Aloha. Seeing the Giant Clams was my favorite part. Don't forget the Luau held there. .

Thank Ken M
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved the fish. My kids loved the fish. There was not a lot to see for the amount of money that we had to pay to get in. We only spent an hour there. There was only one shark in the exhibit, which was a zebra shark. The sea horses were awesome though, and the young lady that was... More 

Thank Yecats675
Fort Worth, United States
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

For being on the ocean, this aquarium was not what we expected. Small is the operative word. The exhibits are all well kept but you're done before you think you are. Gift shop is tiny. No eatery. Paid parking on the street.

Thank Jan C
Lisbon, North Dakota
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

For 12 dollars admission fee there really wasn't a lot there. The jellyfish and seahorses were interesting, but there didn't seem to be a lot there.

Thank pergotski
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small, indoor, outdoor aquarium, very well organized and stocked. Excellent for children, and interesting for adults. Parking available on public street meters, and a lot is provided for a fee. Outdoor shows, and exhibits as well. Clean, with photo ops, and professional photographers onsite. A great gift shop, and photo shop as well! You will be glad... More 

Thank Lewis W
Azle, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the aquarium. They had outside and inside exhibits. It's right on the beach and has great views.

Thank freetimecrafter

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